McColl's Retail Group
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Interviews at McColl's Retail Group

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McColl's Retail Group.
Interview experience
Based on 257 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 255 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 243 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at McColl's Retail Group

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
65%
About a week
23%
About two weeks
8%
More than one month
4%
About a month
1%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Written test
30%
Problem solving exercises
19%
Phone call/screening
15%
Background check
14%
Least reported steps
Presentation
2%
Group interview
1%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at McColl's Retail Group

  • Interview process was good, the manager was friendly approachable
    Shared on 9 February 2019 - Supervisor - Walsall
  • Again, there is no interview.
    Shared on 4 September 2018 - Paper Boy - Frimley, Surrey
  • Quick and easy. Just gave in my CV and got the job the next day.
    Shared on 8 August 2018 - Supervisor - Sale

Interview questions at McColl's Retail Group

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • If I would be good for the role. And why I want the job
    Shared on 11 September 2019 - Salesman - Keynsham, Somerset
  • If I would be good for the role. And why I want the job
    Shared on 11 September 2019 - Salesman - Keynsham, Somerset
  • I was not asked any, I was just taken on.
    Shared on 27 August 2019 - Deputy Manager/Manager - Liverpool
Interview tips at McColl's Retail Group
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)38%
  • They didn’t have a dress code28%
  • Formal (business suit)18%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)14%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McColl's Retail Group
  • Don't go for it
    Shared on 11 May 2019 - Branch Manager - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Don't bother
    Shared on 19 March 2019 - Supervisor - St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Are you actually going to train them properly and show any reward for a good job done?
    Shared on 13 December 2018 - Sales Assistant/Supervisor - Royston, Hertfordshire
The first interview at McColl's Retail Group
How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In30%
  • Paper application20%
  • Other17%
  • Through Indeed15%
  • Recruiter contacted me8%
How candidates received their first interview at McColl's Retail Group
  • Applied via application form and got invited to an interview the following days.
    Shared on 19 July 2019 - Sales Assistant - Harrogate
  • Applied on indeed. I said I could work the days they were looking for staff for and got invited for an interview.
    Shared on 17 June 2019 - Sales Assistant - Rotherham
  • Apply for it
    Shared on 11 May 2019 - Branch Manager - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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