Tim Hortons
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Interviews at Tim Hortons

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Tim Hortons.
Interview experience
Based on 6,284 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 5,688 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 5,443 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Tim Hortons

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

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
Problem solving exercises
Background check
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Tim Hortons

  • It was a short 5 minute interview that focused on my skills in baking, my availability, my previous food experience, my availability, how I commute, how much weight can I lift and where the store they…
    Shared on 1 January 2021
  • Really, just tell them what they want to hear and they'll hire you
    Shared on 28 February 2020
  • Was just interviewed today and hired!The interview process was very formal at the Tim Hortons I applied to. She came in with a piece of paper outlining all the questions, and we sat down at some empt…
    Shared on 28 March 2019

Interview questions at Tim Hortons

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • They just asked me about my schedules and availability and why do i wanna be part of the tim hortons team
    Shared on 20 August 2020
  • A customer is angry while you are taking their order and is ridiculing you. What should you do?
    Shared on 7 November 2019
  • A customer has spilled some coffee on the table and is very embarrassed about it. What should you do?
    Shared on 7 November 2019

Interview tips at Tim Hortons

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)32%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code21%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)7%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Tim Hortons

  • Be honest and be sure of yourself, make sure that you have confidence because working at Tims requires a lot of customer interactions.
    Shared on 30 April 2019 - TEAM LEAD - Beaverton, ON
  • Patience is a virtue
    Shared on 25 December 2018 - Store front cashier, Supervisor - Toronto, ON
  • Get ready for hard work and minimum wage. Ugly uniforms.
    Shared on 23 October 2018 - Restaurant manager - Mississauga, ON

The first interview at Tim Hortons

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In26%
  • Employee referral20%
  • Through Indeed16%
  • Paper application15%
  • Other9%

How candidates received their first interview at Tim Hortons

  • By asking and bugging when I went there 3 times a day
    Shared on 12 September 2019 - Front Desk Agent - Vernon, BC
  • I heard about it from a family member.
    Shared on 14 March 2019 - Crew Member - Mississauga, ON
  • Applied in person, was hired same day.
    Shared on 20 December 2018 - Cashier - Windsor, ON