Thrifty Foods
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3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at Thrifty Foods

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Thrifty Foods.

Interview experience

Based on 295 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 296 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 266 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Thrifty Foods

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 5.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Background check
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Thrifty Foods

  • Entry level intereview- its basically a minimum wage job so you've probably already gotten the job before even going to the interview haha
    Shared on 18 June 2022
  • Laid back
    Shared on 7 February 2021 - Bakery Manager - Mill Bay, BC
  • Very quick, simple to the point
    Shared on 13 May 2019 - A&W- Supervisor - Edmonton, AB
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Interview questions at Thrifty Foods

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Tell me about yourself, what would you do if a customer _ , what would you do in _ situation (depends on department), what your availability is like
    Shared on 18 June 2022
  • Basic interview questions like name a situation that was stressful and how you dealt with it.
    Shared on 15 June 2022 - Clerk - Quadra
  • What would I do if a customer came walking in the store and looked at meWhat would I do if I seen a customer looking for something
    Shared on 15 September 2021 - Cashier - Duncan, BC

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Interview tips at Thrifty Foods

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)60%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)20%
  • They didn’t have a dress code11%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Thrifty Foods

  • Is to be honest think over the question they ask and don’t forget to make eye contact
    Shared on 15 September 2021 - Cashier - Duncan, BC
  • Experience is favoured but optional, communication is key, always be open to learning new things or ways of doing things, learn to pace yourself. It's better as a part time side job.
    Shared on 28 April 2021 - Produce service clerk (Part-time) - Salt Spring Island, BC
  • Be honest and ask a lot of questions. They are happy to answer and fill in the blanks for you to make you feel included and confident.
    Shared on 4 June 2020 - Deli Clerk - Nanaimo, BC

The first interview at Thrifty Foods

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In41%
  • Employee referral19%
  • Other12%
  • Paper application10%
  • Through Indeed8%

How candidates received their first interview at Thrifty Foods

  • I applied online, however, I wasn't informed on some very important details on the application.
    Shared on 19 July 2021
  • I went to a job fair im going to an interview tomorrow
    Shared on 4 October 2019
  • I applied at the store. Face to face.
    Shared on 15 June 2019 - Deli Clerk - Victoria, BC
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