yummy jobs interview questions

I went to the Yummy Jobs headquarters in Epping on Friday, September 28, for my 2pm slot after receiving my Congratulations email on September 3 inviting me to attend the pre-screen selection interview.

At the Yummy Jobs office in Epping, Essex, the first interview in the process is a group interview. In the week of September 24 through Friday, 28 this year, they held both morning and afternoon slots at either 9am or 2pm.

Even though I had an afternoon appointment, I got up early in anticipation and drove to London at around 10:30am (I had returned from university the night before to cut down on travel time the morning of the interview). The train I take arrives at London Paddington station, and it takes an additional hour to get to Epping underground station from there. Once you are on the correct line, just stay on it until the end and you will be in the proper location because Epping is directly at the end of the Central Line in North-East London.

Despite having two hours until my interview, people had planned to meet at the Starbucks across the street from the office when I got to Epping at just after noon. It is very nice and uplifting to talk to others going through the experience with you, so I highly recommend searching for and joining the Facebook group if you are applying to the CEP next year. You’ll meet lots of new people, and most people who attend pre-screens make plans to get together in advance for whatever day and time they are assigned so that everyone can unwind and calm their nerves.

I ran into a few other girls at Epping station who had come for the pre-screen but had no idea where they were going. We struck up a conversation and walked up to Starbucks together. We found a seat next to some others in the nearly packed cafe after we arrived and began chatting about the questions we were anticipating being asked, our favorite characters, and the things that most excited us.

Fast approaching 2pm, we hurried over to gather in a huddle outside the Yummy Jobs office. At precisely 2pm, they arrived and unlocked the door to let us inside. About 50–60 of us showed up for the afternoon session, and we all filed in up the stairs to the office area.

The office isn’t in its own building per se; rather, it’s just a door along Epping High Street, which causes some people difficulty finding it. They won’t let you in until the time of your interview, so if it’s a bit chilly, windy, or rainy day try not to be waiting outside too early for your own sake. If you’re on the high street then you’re in the right place; if you head towards Fine Art and the British Heart Foundation you’ll see a grey door in between the two shops with a small plaque next to it that says ‘Yummy Jobs’ – this is the place you need to

We all participated in the Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning on that Friday, September 28, by bringing cakes, cookies, and other delicious treats to support the organization. Yummy Jobs had actually participated throughout the entire week with every CEP interview group, raising a total of £721 in the process. 45 throughout the week. I brought some “Mickey Cupcakes” that I had made in a hurry the previous evening.

Along with a role checklist and costs form, we all signed in with Natalie and received a sticker (which is distributed at random) with the name and time of our individual group interview. I belonged to “Team Tramp,” named after the endearing, mischievous, and joyous mutt from Lady and the Tramp. I was given one of the later of the two time slots available, which were 3:30 pm–4:30 pm or 4:30 pm–5:30 pm. I placed my cupcakes at the back of the room and filed into the seats that were arranged in front of a projector after receiving my sticker.

After everyone had received a sticker and had a seat, the presentation on the Cultural Exchange Program was launched shortly after 2 o’clock by Natalie and the rest of the Yummy Jobs team. Before going over each role in detail and asking us to check the ones that appealed to us on the form we were given, they went over the program dates, general information, and some videos made by previous program participants. I checked every box even though I’m open to trying anything because it usually increases your chance of moving on to the final interviews if you demonstrate your interest at this stage.

We were all genuinely so much more enthusiastic about the program and everything it has to offer after the presentation, which lasted just over an hour. When it was done, they asked us to leave the building for a moment while they set up the office for the interviews. Once more, we gathered outside the office for about five minutes, giving us time to complete the bottom of our role checklists before ascending. The first three groups were then called into three different office rooms for their interviews, while the rest of us waited outside in the main office area and chatted, ate cakes, and drank tea. The hour flew by pretty quickly, and it was nice chatting with the other applicants because some of them had traveled quite a distance to be there.

The final three groups were summoned to the offices at 4:30 p.m. There were eight of us who crammed into Natalie’s office when she called my group, “Team Tramp,” in and sat in the chairs arranged in front of her desk. There were a few nerves at this point, but because we could communicate beforehand, we were all quite at ease around each other, which made things much easier.

Natalie first requested that we speak with the person sitting next to us while she gathered all of our paperwork, which included copies of our passports, resumes, passport-size photos, and the role checklist we had already completed. She started a conversation with the person sitting next to us and asked us for their name, their school and the course they are taking, a fun fact about them, and finally, what Disney character they would be and why. After a few minutes, Natalie asked the girl at the other end of the room to go first, and we then went down the line and introduced our partners. I had a really nice conversation getting to know the girl sitting next to me a little better.

What are our top two role choices and why. Describe a special demonstration you saw a Disney cast member perform. Why do we want to participate, what do we hope to gain from it, and what do we value most about the program? What experience do we have living with others, and what difficulties have we encountered and overcame during those experiences? How would we manage living with roommates in Disney housing? What capabilities do we possess that would facilitate our participation in the Cultural Exchange Program?

Every time Natalie asked a question, a different person in the room would be asked to start, and we would go around the group answering one at a time. This prevented anyone from shouting over one another. Additionally, it was unexpected that Yummy Jobs didn’t ask us any scenario questions, which they were known for doing in the past. The interview lasted for approximately an hour, but it seemed to go by very quickly, and before we knew it, we were back in the office.

I was able to take a picture at the infamous Disney International Programs wall before departing, and then I headed back to the station with a few of the other girls.

I wasn’t sure how I did in the interview when I left. Being interviewed in such a laid-back setting made it difficult for me to gauge how it went or whether I came across favorably. They do make notes and refer to your resume while you speak. Though it can be a little unnerving to see someone taking notes after you speak, remember that this is only so they can remember you more clearly in the future.

Because of how wonderful the entire experience had been that day, I left with a really positive attitude. I got to meet some wonderful people and participate in a really enjoyable group interview. I kept reflecting on the interview and how it had gone as the days passed. I kept overanalyzing my responses, feeling like I should have said something different, and comparing my chance of being one of the select few who advanced to this stage with the large number of applicants who had been interviewed at prescreens. I persuaded myself that I hadn’t performed well enough to move on, but I was incredibly grateful to have gotten this far and had the opportunity to get a prescreen. We were informed that we would learn whether we were successful by the 10th of October, so we started to wait anxiously… but to our surprise, on the 5th of October, I woke up to notifications on the Facebook group indicating that emails had been sent.

I read the email several times as I tried to process the news that I had been selected for a final interview because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. After quickly sending an email to confirm my attendance, I started the next phase of waiting to hear from Disney Careers.

I can’t wait to keep going on this adventure and see where it leads, hopefully to Walt Disney World. There is a lot to do after the Pre-Screen but before your actual Final Interview, so keep an eye out for another post that will go up soon with details.

Yummy Jobs Programs

Interviews for Top Jobs at Yummy Jobs

CEP Interview


I applied online. I interviewed at Yummy Jobs


A friendly group interview with around 6 other people. We were asked numerous questions, often asking the same and going around the group. This sometimes made it difficult if you were first to answer and hadn’t had time to think of something, or last to answer and had all the answers taken.

Interview Questions

  • How would you handle a crowd?

Trainee Interview


I interviewed at Yummy Jobs


Smooth process, general questions for hospitality students, they want the student to pass the process most likely, be passionate and confident, and show you want to do a j1 training

Interview Questions

  • Why you chose hospitality to work for?

Interviews for Top Jobs at Yummy.com

Stock Associate Interview


I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yummy.com (Los Angeles, CA) in Aug 2015


Met at the Silver Lake location. Took a while to get in touch with the person that was interviewing me (apparently someone else scheduled it and they had no idea they were conducting an interview) and then they briefly went over my resume. The

Interview Questions

  • What is the life achievement that you are most proud of?

Team Member Interview


I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yummy.com


Saw an ad on Craigslist and decided to sent in my resume since I enjoyed the service I received when I went to shop at another location. Within an hour of sending in my resume, I received an e-mail from 2 of their locations that I was invited to go in for an interview the next day. When I arrived (at both locations), there was a couple of other people there waiting for an interview as well. I filled out an application and waited approximately 20 minutes to be called in. Both recruiters were friendly and overall, the interview went really good. Unfortunately, I did not receive an offer because of how long I was going to be able to commit working there for.

Interview Questions

  • Pretend I’m a customer, and only use the store’s exterior to sell me on it. (Interview took place outside).

Delivery Driver Interview


I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yummy.com (Los Angeles, CA) in Mar 2016


Went inside the store and was greeted by someone who works there and was handed a form to fill out. After filling it out, you have a face-to-face interview that doesn’t take any longer than 10 min.

Interview Questions

  • Do you have any questions for me? “, “Can you tell me a little about yourself?”

The Yummy Jobs offices can be quite difficult to find. If you find Starbucks on the main street and cross the street, you’ll see a small black door with a plaque next to it that reads Yummy Jobs, and presto—you’ve found it! I personally couldn’t find it anywhere once I arrived in Epping, but I eventually did.

Unlike a one-on-one interview, this stage is a group interview (groups of about 10) but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad thing. Personally, I find group interviews more difficult because, unless I know someone very well, I tend to be quite reserved and shy. However, I am aware that some people would prefer a group interview because you have more time to prepare your response while others are speaking. There were people in my group who spoke a lot more than me who didn’t advance to the next round, so I wouldn’t say being shy like me is particularly bad in this situation. However, make sure you speak enough so the interviewer has something to go on.

I’d say to let your personality shine through and demonstrate that you can hold a conversation because in my opinion that’s the kind of person they are looking for. My advice for this stage is to smile a lot, even if you’re nervous because it’s Disney you want to work for and everyone’s happy at Disney. Also try not to talk over people in your group because this could come across as rude and that’s not what they’re looking for.

A tip this year was that times were first come first served so if you want the earlier time I suggest arriving at yummy jobs a little earlier than you need to be there. After this if your interview time is not immediately after the presentation you will be asked to leave and come back at your time but it’s okay because that gives you time to meet people in your group and chat a little beforehand so you won’t be as nervous!

You don’t get to pick your date or time for this interview; yummy jobs just assigns you a time slot, but I’m sure they’d try to work with you if you had a compelling reason to be unable to attend. This year, the interviews took place over the course of a week, with one set beginning at 9:30 in the morning and the other at 2:30 in the afternoon. If you don’t reside in the region, be prepared to travel for them since they were all held at the Yummy Jobs offices in Epping, Essex.

A blog about my experiences on the Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program 2017

I was so happy and excited to learn that I had made it to the first round of interviews when I received the email from Yummy Jobs on August 17, 2016, and it was even better that I was in Disney World on vacation at the time!

Before I submitted my application, I had already joined the Facebook group, but now everyone was creating groups with people who had the same interview time as them. I would strongly advise joining a group because it has been very beneficial!

Yummy Jobs conducts the initial round of interviews at their Epping, Essex, offices. It’s a group interview with about 7-8 people to assess your interpersonal skills.

My email informed me that my interview would take place on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2 p.m. (right before I returned to school). We had to email Anna at Yummy Jobs to confirm our attendance. Additionally, I believe they were very accommodating if you couldn’t attend on the day they assigned you, as I am aware that many people switched to other days. The email also instructed us to bring a copy of our passport and resume.

I read a lot of blogs in the weeks before the interview to see what questions everyone had been asked, so I made a comprehensive list of all of them.

I went through the list, considering various responses for each. I reasoned that it would be best to prepare several responses since it was a group interview so I would always have something new to say.

When the day finally arrived, I put on a navy dress with tiny red flowers, black tights, a black cardigan, and black shoes. I also made sure that my hair was styled properly. My parents drove me there, and I met up with some Facebook group members in Costa Rica while they went exploring the area. We enjoyed getting to know one another before the interview because it helped us feel more at ease.

We were in Costa for a couple of hours as I’d got there really early, then just before 2pm we walked over the road to the Yummy Jobs office. We all signed in and were given a little sticker that had the time of our actual interview animg_3338d what group we were in- I was in Team Dumbo!

We also had a quick quiz prior to the presentation that had prizes, and we were given a role checklist where we just had to check the roles we were willing to do on the program. The Yummy Jobs team then did a presentation that lasted about 45 minutes to an hour and went through the various facts about the program and got us all more excited. According to the Yummy Jobs team, the more boxes we checked, the better chance we had of moving on to the next phase.

The roles that were on offer were:

  • Character Attendant
  • Operations- Attractions/Park Greeter
  • Merchandise
  • Character Performer
  • Custodial
  • Lifeguarding
  • Recreation
  • Bell Services
  • Costuming
  • Quick Service Food and Beverage
  • Restaurant Seater
  • I stated that I was willing to take on 8 of the 11 tasks; however, I did not want to work in quick service restaurants or as a lifeguard because I am not a strong swimmer.

    The Yummy Jobs team indicated that there are numerous roles in operations, merchandise, custodial work, and quick service food and beverage, and that it would be wise to indicate that we were open to filling these positions.

    My interview was scheduled for 4:30 p.m., so I had about an hour to leave and return or remain in the office where there was cake for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. I believe that almost everyone who arrived at 4:30 stayed, ate cake, and simply chatted with the other members of Team Dumbo.

    The time passed quickly, and Anna soon came to get Team Dumbo and brought us into her office. There were three interviewers, making a total of six slots available on Monday afternoon. There were seven of us on Team Dumbo, and the environment was very laid-back. We simply sat in a circle as Anna quizzed us and we had a sort of conversation. First, we had to introduce ourselves to the person sitting next to us by stating our names, where we are from, what we are studying, a fun fact, and our favorite Disney memory. I had already met Andria, the girl I had to introduce, so this was a fantastic way to start the conversation.

    Then we began with the questions:

  • Why do you want to work for Disney?
  • What are your top roles?
  • What aspect of the housing are you most looking forward to?
  • How would you deal with a messy roommate?
  • What Disney character are you most like and why?
  • How would you keep motivated to put in 110% effort?
  • There were more questions, but I don’t recall them all.

    At one point, Anna divided our group in half and asked each half to discuss a scenario question before providing feedback to the other half. My group was asked this:

    You must constantly keep an eye on the water as a lifeguard. How would you respond if a visitor approached you and asked a question without diverting your attention from the water?

    How would you handle visitors if a ride broke down, the question posed to the opposing group.

    Although the interview lasted for about 45 minutes (or even longer), we didn’t feel like we were there for that long at all. Anna requested our role checklist forms and inquired if we had any questions. In Disney speak, I inquired about how long you’re training for your ears, and others also had some inquiries. We must have stayed in there longer than the other groups because we were the last group to finish, and we took a group photo in front of the Disney poster in the Yummy Jobs Office. I believe I’m right when I say that many members of Team Dumbo advanced to the next stage.

    IMG_3337I came out of the interview thinking that it went okay but that I could have done more to stand out. I think it’s one of those things that you always think about what you could’ve said after it’s happened. But we were told we would hear back within two weeks and this was an agonising wait!

    You just need to unwind for this interview, in my opinion. You did really well to advance this far because they make a lot of cuts at the application stage.

    Remember to smile! giphyAfter all it’s an interview for Disney where you’ll have to be smily. I seem to remember my mouth slighting aching after the interview because I was smiling so much!

    Try to maintain eye contact, avoid talking too much, and look engaged. Everyone in my group and I responded to every question, which allowed everyone else to speak. Overall, this interview was unimportant, so if you’ve read this far, unwind.

    You just want to know, but I have to say that the wait after this interview was very difficult. Two weeks passed and still none of us had heard anything. I believe it had to do with the fact that they had moved the application deadline into October, which made it impossible for them to wrap up the interviews until a little later. The interview week originally ran from September 26 through September 30, but a second interview day was added around October 7.

    I estimate that Yummy Jobs interviewed about 600 people on the day I had my interview, and they stated that they would advance about 350 of those candidates to the next round of interviews.

    Following the pre-screen, Yummy Jobs requested that we create Disney profiles and complete Disney applications as a formality to register us on Disney’s system. I sent Anna an email after the interview to express how much I enjoyed the day, how I had met some wonderful people, and that I had finished the Disney application.

    I was so happy when we finally received an email on October 14, 2016, after waiting so long! The next stop was Disney HQ in Hammersmith!

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