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Updated Jul 15, 2014
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ASDA Colleague Interview

ASDA Colleague
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ASDA in May 2011.

Interview Details The first step is filling a online form from Asda job site against the vacancies available. No previous employment experience required as all the job specific training is given when employment commence. Online assessments are simple involves basic analytical, verbal reasoning and personality questions. with regards to personality questions try to be more positive / focused on customer service when answering the 42 questions. Once passed all the assessments you are free to apply for as many roles as you wish.
The Next stage is a Group Assessment called "ASDA MAGIC". The best advice is just be yourself, try to get to know as much as possible about the team members in the group. Build RAPPORTS .

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for ASDA?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Assistant Interview

Customer Assistant

I applied online - interviewed at ASDA in March 2014.

Interview Details I applied online through the Asda website, completed the online application form - which was multiple choice questions. Within a week, I was invited via email to an 'Asda Magic' recruitment event.

There were 15 candidates at the event. At 25 I was the 2nd oldest there as most of them were students or school leavers. We were all taken to a room with chairs and tables in and on each table there was paperwork with a name badge on top of it, we had to find our name and so were randomly placed - which was a shame as I was getting on well with one of the girls but we were separated. There were 3 tables - 5 candidates per table.

We were told to find out about the person next to us and 3 interesting facts about them and they were told to find out 3 interesting things about us - so it would be good to think of some things beforehand. We then had to tell the rest of the group what we'd found out.

Next we had to work with the rest of our table. The managers brought a bag with 3 items in (1 per table), we had to randomly select an item and were expected to sell it to the managers. We were given 15 minutes to get a presentation/sales pitch together. The items ranged from car air fresheners to shaving gel. Everyone is expected to speak in the presentation and participate in the planning of it. Our presentation was pretty naff but it doesn't matter how rubbish it is as its all about how well you work together - thats what you are assessed on, so don't sit quietly in the corner... listen to others in your group and talk to them.

After the presentations we filled out some paperwork and 'had a go' on the shop floor. We just had to pull stock forward on the shelves and put misplaced stock in right place. We also had to help a customer somehow, so keep an eye out for customers struggling to decide on something or trying to reach something etc and approach them asking if you can help.

Finally, we had a one-on-one interview - which was absolutely fine. I was really nervous for this but the questions were simple and easy to answer - for example - What would need to happen for you take the day off work? I just looked at the interviewer blankly thinking 'is he expecting me to say something like a natural disaster or a major illness?' He must have caught on to my puzzled look as he said "For example, would you take the day off if you had cold?" I said I wouldn't stay off for cold, but I would stay off if I had a sickness bug in case I infected my colleagues or was sick in the store.

The interview lasted about 5-10 mins. I also noticed while he was writing my responses that he was scoring my answers. The numbers were 1-4 and he kept scoring me a 3. On the last page I saw that 3 meant 'Would recommend for this role'.

And that was it!! They respond within 48 hours whether you're successful or not and I was offered the job!

Interview Question – There were 2 questions I struggled to answer on the spot. First was: "Tell me about the best piece of customer service you have ever given?" and the second:, "What do you dislike about working in a team?"   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Section Leader Services Interview

Section Leader Services
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied through another source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at ASDA in July 2010.

Interview Details Be yourself, the company is big on personality, interviews are informal, The group selection be relaxed , ask questions, Take you time when doing the online application reread the questions, tough there is some parts that's timed

Negotiation Details – I original applied for Admin/Customer Service at the time there was no vacancies, they did have night Shift, which I took, I then moved to dayshift and have worked my up to Section Leader

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Interview

Customer Service

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at ASDA.

Interview Details magic session-everyone in a room interacting together doing different tasks,we had to make a building out of spaggetti & marsh mellows then explain what we had made,what we was named ,what we were selling ect..

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Assistant Interview

Store Assistant

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ASDA.

Interview Details You apply online, you will be approached by a member of HR, an interview in arranged with a group of around 15 of you. Some will be adults teenagers and students its a real cross section of society. you do some group work where you are being watched, then watch some safety videos and general intro stuff (very basic), you are then have a 1:1 interview with a middle manager and a store walk round. The atmosphere is relaxed

Interview Question – How can you fit this job around your studies   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Self Service Interview

Self Service
Craigavon, Northern Ireland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ASDA in June 2012.

Interview Details Very good interview process. Begins with a group interview where they monitor how you work with a large team. I had to introduce a fellow interviewee and describe her work skills to the team. I would advise a good attitude to people. Main interview with 2 colleagues on a separate occasion, very positive and friendly approach by management and other staff.

Interview Question – Most question are fairly typical, nothing unexpected. I was asked to describe a situation at work where I went above and beyond for a customer. Nothing you couldn't think of on the spot, interviewee's very calm and don't push you to answer quickly.   Answer Question

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Checkout Operator Interview

Checkout Operator

Interviewed at ASDA

Interview Details asda magic session, volunteer work within the store (usually stock work eg filling shelves/ clearing up) & finally a one to one interview (generally with one of the store managers but could also be with a long term employee)

Interview Question – 1) why do you want to work for asda? 2) what can you do for them? 3) why should they hire you? 4) what would you purtchase from the store and why?   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Personal Shopper Interview

Personal Shopper
Enfield, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ASDA in August 2010.

Interview Details A group interview where we were paired up and had to act out a product being sold to an irate customer (I played the customer). I passed that stage but was told I would be informed when a suitable position became available. At the second stage I was called in for a trial run on the warehouse shop floor and then a one on one interview with the general manager. She made me feel at ease and the interview was pretty informal. Within a few days I received a call informing me that I had got the job and had to attend a two day induction course. It was really presentations ,going through procedures and talking to our new colleagues. All in all it was a simple and fun process.

Interview Question – No difficult question, they were fairly general.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase. Salary and benefits were set as standard.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Assistant Interview

Customer Service Assistant
Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ASDA in October 2012.

Interview Details The interview process consists of two stages. The first stage is a group interview which happens in the evening. The store cafe is closed at that time so you are asked to wait there until everyone arrives. I am not sure but there is a high chance that you are being observed from that point. The group interview is very informal, you will work in pairs or groups of three. The main tasks were to introduce you partner and to try to sell a mystery item. At the end of the interview, you fill out an availability questionnaire and state a first and second preference for department.

If successful at the group stage, you will receive a call inviting you to an individual interview with the department manager of either your first or second choice department. The interview questions are very standard then the manager will take you to the shop floor to give you a feel of what the job would be like including trying to find three items on the shop floor. At the end of the interview, they may offer you a job on the spot or you may receive a call a couple of days later to offer the job.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question I received was at the group interview stage asking if you were a chocolate bar, which would you be.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered the job after my individual interview. At this stage, I was offered shifts and asked to confirm how many hours I wished to work as my contract. I was able to decline shifts if I did not feel that they suited me.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Delivery Driver Interview

Delivery Driver
Lowestoft, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ASDA.

Interview Details Hired at startup of new store - started as Photography Section leader but moved to driver as a choice after 4 years in store.

Interview Question – What benefit I could bring to ASDA   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Easy, they need good staff

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