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 530 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 529 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 512 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at McColl's Retail Group

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
66%
About a week
23%
About two weeks
7%
More than one month
3%
About a month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
69%
Written test
26%
Problem solving exercises
18%
Phone call/screening
15%
Background check
14%
Least reported steps
Group interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
1%

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 done bottom jabbing?
    Shared on 11 October 2020
  • 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

Interview tips at McColl's Retail Group

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)42%
  • They didn’t have a dress code26%
  • Formal (business suit)16%
  • 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%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Paper application18%
  • Other14%
  • Employee referral11%

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