Kroger Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview Questions

Updated 24 May 2014
Updated 24 May 2014
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Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Kroger.

Interview Details

the interview process was in a group setting, multiple individuals looking for positions in different departments and multiple store, using a district recruiter. the interview provided lots of company history, expansion plans, other locations, and rather general details about the in-store experience. there was very little information provided in regards to wages/hourly compensation.

Interview Questions
  • During the process they wanted us to demonstrate how we would interact with customers by acting out daily situations with the recruiter as the customer.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
there was no negotiations. They informed us that as new hires expect to receive the least amount of hours because those with "seniority" in your department get the most hours starting with those who receive an automatic 4 hr week. Both the recruiter and the store management team skated around the Compensation questions like they didn't want to reveal that new hires start out making Minimum Wage.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Benton, AR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Benton, AR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kroger.

    Interview Details

    it was pretty crappy its super old

    Negotiation Details
    very easy
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gassaway, WV (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gassaway, WV (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kroger in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a wonderful interview; like talking among friends. The interview wasn't scary, it was one on one with an assistant manager. The interview wasn't laced with trick questions. I found that this kind of interview helped build my interviewing skills.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question: "What's your favorite color?" I loved this question, though. But I'll admit that it wasn't what I had planned for.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much of a negotiation phase. I waited for my drug screen to come back and then gave them my availability and started immediately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Kroger in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call within a week to come in for interview. Manager was really nice, loved me. Was pretty much offered the job on the spot. Did drug test and background check same day. Got call few days later to come in and start training and orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Kroger in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I called about the job, they asked me few questions and asked me to come in for an interview. They asked me more questions. Said they would let me know. They did hire me. They did a drug test at the store. I passed.criminal background check- passed that. I started working for Kroger a few days later.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kroger in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Long process to hip u up to a low class pay

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay for the job

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kroger in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I know all Kroger stores are different, but the interview was very unprofessional. The person who interviewed me seem quite awkward, and more nervous than I was. Didn't ask me any standard interview questions such as 'what could you bring to this company?' or 'why work for us?' He pretty much went over my work history and asked what I did and etc. Called up the manager for the department that I was interviewing for and had her meet me. Pretty much asked me how much I could lift, told me about the job duties, and asked me if I knew what 'sense of urgency' meant. I told her and she seemed relieved that I knew since no one else that currently works with her did. I mean, really?

    After that he told me when to come in for the drug test. A week later I went in and did it and signed the stuff for my background check. Told me they'd call me once everything was done. A week later they did but I had to retake the drug test (saliva test). So retook it and he told me he'd call me in a couple days with results. Never did. I'm assuming my test came back inconclusive again (I don't do drugs, but I do have a lot issues with my mouth so idk if that could have affected the test results) or they just forgot about me so they didn't call. I didn't bother to call because after all I've heard from people that work/ed at Kroger, I don't really have a desire to work for them. They could have still at least called me and told me my results regardless. Very unprofessional place.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH (US)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Kroger in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a very nice interview with the company, I wound up working for them for about 2 1/2 years. Based solely on my experience I was paid a little higher than normal.

    Interview Questions
    • DId I forsee any reason as to why they shouldn't hire me?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kroger in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was odd... Although I had other experience it was not allowed to be used because they did not want to pay for experience. Their computers were slow so I had to sit and wait for about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you couldn't get a customers need met   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    it is a very flexible company because of partime work only as far as time off.. but they would not allow me to include any other experience I had in order to get a better job grade because they didn't want to pay me.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bakery/Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Kroger in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a cashier position, and a few days later I received a call from the deli/bakery department manager. The interview was mainly her explaining the department and what I would be trained to do. She only asked about my school schedule and if I had a car. I signed for the background check and did a mouth swab for the drug test. Two days later she called me back and I was scheduled to start training that following Sunday.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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