Woolworths South Africa
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Interviews at Woolworths South Africa

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Woolworths South Africa.
Interview experience
Based on 385 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 385 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 374 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Woolworths South Africa

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
31%
About a day or two
28%
About two weeks
22%
About a month
14%
More than one month
5%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
43%
Written test
42%
Phone call/screening
29%
Background check
25%
Problem solving exercises
24%
Least reported steps
Drug test
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Woolworths South Africa

  • Professional
    Shared on 10 January 2019 - cashier and packer - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • The interview is a good process, you go through two steps the first one is the assignment where you write a test and the second one is the interview.
    Shared on 7 September 2018 - Customer Assistant - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • 1st interview is a group interview.2nd one is an individual interview where they wanna find out more about you and do background checks like criminal records, etc.
    Shared on 1 August 2018 - Sales Assistant - Zambezi, Pretoria

Interview questions at Woolworths South Africa

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What is a merchandise.
    Shared on 17 October 2019 - till operator - Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
  • How would you deal with an angry customerIf u were given a task to do how will you meet the deadline to complete the task and how would you finish it under pressure
    Shared on 4 April 2019 - Suoervisor/price changes/ordering of stock - Cape Town, Western Cape
  • How good are u with problem solving Customer assistance
    Shared on 1 November 2018 - cashier - Pretoria, Gauteng

Interview tips at Woolworths South Africa

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)48%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code11%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Woolworths South Africa

  • Please be polite and respectful at all timesBe punctual Always be yourself
    Shared on 22 July 2020 - Customer Service Consultant - Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
  • Know the quality that is brought by woollies
    Shared on 28 August 2019 - Customer Service - KwaZulu-Natal
  • Be your self and be confident answer what you know
    Shared on 21 July 2019 - Customers services assistant - Woodlands, Gauteng

The first interview at Woolworths South Africa

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application26%
  • Other22%
  • Employee referral19%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Recruiter contacted me11%

How candidates received their first interview at Woolworths South Africa

  • My first interview was on phone ,talking to someone from Woolworths through phone
    Shared on 23 October 2019 - Operation assistant - Dainfern, Gauteng
  • It was first a tellphonic interview of which i got through applying at local store
    Shared on 24 September 2019 - Store Assistant - Fish Hoek, Western Cape
  • Was called
    Shared on 17 April 2019 - Replenishing - Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal