Dobbies Garden Centres
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Interviews at Dobbies Garden Centres

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Dobbies Garden Centres.
Interview experience
Based on 141 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 137 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 133 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Dobbies Garden Centres

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
44%
About a week
29%
About a month
10%
More than one month
9%
About two weeks
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
79%
Phone call/screening
10%
Background check
7%
Other
7%
Group interview
4%
Least reported steps
Problem solving exercises
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Dobbies Garden Centres

  • Quite quick and easy
    Shared on 22 June 2018 - Baker - Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • You are asked about past work experience and why you think you will be right for the job.
    Shared on 21 June 2018 - Customer Service Assistant - Glasgow, Glasgow
  • Quite relaxed really no pressure I think if your skills set matches the job description and your prepared to work very hard for little reward your in
    Shared on 10 June 2018 - Plants customer advisor - Dunfermline

Interview questions at Dobbies Garden Centres

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What is your time keeping like? What hours of work can you provide?
    Shared on 24 August 2017 - Customer Service Adviser - Aberdeen, Aberdeen City
  • We are interested in learning about you. Your skills, experience and what motivates you.
    Shared on 23 May 2017
  • Just a simple friendly chat with one of the nicest managers I've ever met.
    Shared on 2 April 2017 - waiting on staff/barista - Carlisle

Interview tips at Dobbies Garden Centres

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)18%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Dobbies Garden Centres

  • Find out if the person actually has experience in the field
    Shared on 13 April 2019 - Sales Assistant - Ashford
  • Don't interview here, it's not worth your time.
    Shared on 12 March 2019 - Customer Service Advisor - King's Lynn, Norfolk

The first interview at Dobbies Garden Centres

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed23%
  • Paper application23%
  • Other23%
  • Employee referral15%
  • Walk-In8%

How candidates received their first interview at Dobbies Garden Centres

  • Through applying on indeed job app
    Shared on 13 July 2019 - Kitchen Porter - Ethiebeaton,monifieth