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Tell us about yourself
I like doing my makeup, shopping, listening to music and hanging out with my friends. I’m a student at Suffolk County Community College getting my associates degree and my work experience includes my current job at Regal Cinemas in Ronkonkoma as a Floor Staff employee.
Can you tell us about Whole Foods Market?
Whole Foods was first founded in 1980 in Austin Texas. They sell natural and organic foods. The company has been on Fortune magazine’s list, “100 Best Companies To Work For” for 17 straight years. Whole foods stopped offering plastic bags on earth day in 2008.
What is the difference between natural and organic foods?
organic: produced, manufactured and handled using organic methods
natural: food items that are not altered chemically or synthesized in any form.
Why do you want to work here?
I would be proud to work for a company that promotes organic food and would love to work in such a friendly, team environment. This positions pay would also really help pay for college.
What are Whole Foods Core Values?
Whole Foods satisfies customers with healthy products, natural and organic. Customers are helped with care and kindness. Whole foods serve and support their local and global communities.
What is your greatest strength?
I am favorable in adaptability, courteous to customers and team members, and work well under pressure. I am flexible and nice.
What is your greatest weakness?
I sometimes get nervous when speaking in front of large groups of people. But through my past work experience, i’ve become much more easily social and capable of confidently public speaking.
How would you deal with an upset customer?
Depending on what the issue is, I would try to solve it as best as possible and try to keep the customer happy. I would first tell them “i am sorry about that”, referring to the issue. If they were upset with a product they bought, I would try to replace it if they wanted (with the managers approval). If they couldn’t find a product, I would help them find it.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I see myself successfully graduated from my college education and paying my parents back with the money i make with my dedicated work put into my great job.
Why should I hire you?
I am a hard working, trustworthy and dedicated employee. I’d love to be added to the team and grow in to a new work environment.
Do you have any questions about Whole Foods Market?
1) if not explained, can ask: what’s a typical day like on the job? 2) What are you looking for in a candidate?
$12.50 an hour
Founders of whole foods?
John Mackey, Renee Lawson Hardy, Craig Weller and Mark Skiles
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