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Interviews at Coles

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

Interview experience

Based on 1,235 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,232 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 1,195 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Coles

Overall experience

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

On a scale of 1–10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a week
38%
About a day or two
25%
About two weeks
23%
About a month
8%
More than one month
6%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
62%
Group interview
41%
Phone call/screening
23%
Problem solving exercises
19%
Background check
14%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
4%
Drug test
4%
They have no interview
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Coles

  • I applied for the job online then received an email about a month later for a video interview. It was pretty easy, you had 1 minute to read the question then 30 seconds to answer. There were only 4 qu…
    Shared on 1 December 2020
  • I applied online for a new store so I guess that's why it took a little while to hear back from them about an interview. There were about 70-80 people all up and as we went into the room they numbered…
    Shared on 5 October 2019
  • I applied online and received an invitation to a group interview. It was much faster than I had thought, there were about 9 others in the group, the hiring manager collected all our documents (remembe…
    Shared on 3 March 2019
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Interview questions at Coles

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • All casual video interviews are basically the same.1. Why would you like to work at Coles.2. Tell about a time you delivered exceptional customer service.3. What will you do to ensure safety for cu…
    Shared on 23 April 2021
  • Standard interview questions.
    Shared on 24 March 2020 - Night Filler and customer service - Victoria
  • Everything under the sun.
    Shared on 4 September 2019 - Trolley Collector and Cleaner - Thirroul NSW

Interview tips at Coles

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)58%
  • Formal (business suit)15%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)15%
  • They didn’t have a dress code9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Coles

  • Don’t go to the interview, find a different job.
    Shared on 22 June 2019 - Team Member - Kirrawee NSW
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