Tesco Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Checkout Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Tesco in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online doing the usual online questionnaire that comes with applying to work at a supermarket. I passed that by selecting the obvious options and swaying towards the customer service answers.

    I then got a call from a Checkout Manager and arranged a 'small interview'. That is exactly what it was, a checkout manager and I went into a small office where she asked me a couple of questions in an informal setting. (The questions that were asked were all in a book and were obviously asked to every single person entering Tesco country-wide).

    It was a while ago now but roughly:
    Give me an example of when you provided excellent customer service...

    Interview Questions
    • If you haven't been in a retail role then this may be hard to answer but just try and make something up before you go in there so it looks believable.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate pay, was way better than what I was getting. Talked about hours and they were very flexible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Leicester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Tesco in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial meeting to tell everyone the plan of the day. Simple group exercise, who could build the tallest tower, with time and material constraints. One on one intervies followed, where they sasked when i was free to work and that was about it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Told them i was free all the time, but had to attend college. Was able to work the hours they wanted me to
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and was then told few days later to come for an interview. A relatively informal interview with the manager of the department and his manager. Asked some questions about why I wanted the job, my personal interests and my short-term plans. Received a telephone call offering me the job the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Drop Ship Operations Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Welwyn, England
    Anonymous Employee in Welwyn, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Tesco.

    Interview Details

    Apply Online by Posting C.V.

    Invited to Assessment Centre consisting of:
    - Introduction of yourself and the people you may work with (Icebreaker)
    - Individual Interview
    - Group task of a Preplanned task given by employer
    - Individual Task of coming up with a solution in regards to a problem
    - Smaller Group task of building a structure

    Outcome of Interview process given back within a week with feedback also provided.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tesco in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication, face to face interviews, group discussions and presentations. It also has a retail specific test and a presentation based on the job you have applied for e.g. project management problem, architecture problem, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Mersea, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Mersea, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Tesco.

    Interview Details

    Online application, consisting of a questionnaire. Then a phone call and arranged interview at the store location. There is then more 'what would you do' questions in the interview, and a short booklet to fill out. Questions consisted of 'Can you remember a time you...' and 'Describe a time you were...'

    Negotiation Details
    there wasnt one.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager - Head Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Tesco.

    Interview Details

    4 stage interview: HR telephone interview; face-to-face interview plus role play; online psychometric tests; 1 day assessment centre.

    Interview Questions
    • Decsribe the Pros & Cons of the Tesco Grocery website.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at Tesco.

    Interview Details

    I went through an external recruitment company. Then had online tests, verbal, numerical and logical reasoning. Then a full day assessment centre involving presentations, group exercises, and interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time when a member of your team was experiencing personal difficulties.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hertford, England
    Anonymous Employee in Hertford, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Tesco in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application form - straight forward
    Online tests - verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning
    Telephone interview - why Tesco? Why chosen scheme? Competency questions, How do we stand out from our competitors? What challenges are we facing at the moment? Describe your personal qualities...
    Assessment centre - group icebreaker, individual interview, group discussion task, presentation, group challenge task (build a structure out of paper)
    Known whether successful or not within a couple of days.
    Took weeks to receive detailed feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the main challenges facing Tesco at the moment?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Clothing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Tesco.

    Interview Details

    Individual & group interviews also for first time I got an interview we got questions we needed to discuss between the group and had a 5 minute time limit. And the second time uI got an interview it was we needed to try to build a tower that would stand without falling over and we only got paper & cellotape and a certain amount of time to do it in.

    Interview Questions
    • Trying to build a tower as part of a group within a specific time.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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