Speedway Job Interview Questions & Tips


How to Get a Job at Speedway

Speedway, the fourth largest chain of company-owned gasoline and convenience stores in the United States, looks to interview candidates seeking opportunities in the customer-service field. Job hopefuls may apply in-person at a neighboring store or online. After contacting applicants via telephone to schedule hiring sessions, the company moves desirable job seekers onto one-to-one interviews. Managerial positions may participate in panel interviews with district and area managers before receiving invitations to attend 1:1 interviews. Most entry-level employment hunters encounter a single, face-to-face interview as standard procedure. The entire hiring process usually lasts anywhere from two to four weeks.

Common Interview Questions

Applicants typically meet with a recruiter for a one-to-one interview in a Speedway regional office. Common interview questions include:

  • "Will you be able to work flexible shifts?"
  • "Can you be a team-player?"
  • "What would you do if a customer demanded a refund?"
Problematic customers represent a common occurrence in the gas station industry. Workers able to demonstrate calm, cool, and collected attitudes under stress generally perform well during the interview process. The average individual receives a job offer following the final meeting, which may take place within a few days of submitting the appropriate forms for employment.

Managerial Interviews

Managerial candidates should wear more formal attire than entry-level applicants for job interviews. Upper-level applicants often field questions like:

  • "Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer; what was the problem? What was the outcome of the situation?"
  • "How would you approach an employee who breaks company policy?"
tyu Speedway may conclude the managerial hiring process by carrying out drug screenings and background checks. Some stations may require drug testing and background screening for entry-level job seekers, as well.

Speedway Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.

Speedway Cashier: Okay, so I’m a cashier and my primary duties are assisting customers, maintaining store cleanliness, promoting Speedway programs and things like candy to the customers.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?

Speedway Cashier: At the particular location I’m at the working environment is really kind of chill. Our manager is a college graduate so he… It’s really chill. Not too strict. Not a lot of micromanaging, just really laid back, here’s the list of things to do and do your job.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?

Speedway Cashier: My favorite part about working there would probably be having a schedule around my availability opposed to trying to fit the availability of what they want me to do. That’s my favorite part.

Interviewer: Please describe the application and interview process.

Speedway Cashier: The application I believe was online. I don’t recall it being too hard, too long. The interview process was actually really simple. You don’t have to dress up. Just come as you are. They asked you a few questions like when are you available? Where have you worked? When can you start working? They’ll give you a brief overview of how much you’ll make, when you’ll get a raise and after that if you ever want to move up, they’ll go through that too.

Interviewer: How were you notified that you received the job?

Speedway Cashier: Oh, contact me by phone call. It probably took her maybe one or two days because I don’t have a background. So she was, hey, your information came back fast, if you want to start, you can start. I believe she said the next day.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?

Speedway Cashier: Honestly, I dressed up for the interview that probably went to show that I wanted the job because a lot of people don’t dress up for it and I could start immediately. I wanted to start the week after. So, yeah.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?

Speedway Cashier: The advice I would give a job seeker? I think it’s a good place to work for a student if you want to grow within the company. I also think it’s a good place to work because they do offer advancement opportunities.

Speedway Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.

Speedway Cashier: I am a cashier sometimes, and I’m mostly the food rep. So I make the food, I make the deli sandwiches, I make sure everything is up on the racks and stuff like that.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?

Speedway Cashier: The employees and stuff, they are really nice. We all work well together. Sometimes the customers can be a little much because of the area, there’s a lot of diversity there. But most of the time it’s a pretty calm environment.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?

Speedway Cashier: I think maybe the customers that come in more often because they like to talk with you and they like to check up on how you’re doing. A lot of them ask how I’m doing in school. And also the flexible hours, my boss is really good with flexibility and things like that. The company is.

Interviewer: Please describe the application and interview process.

Speedway Cashier: You have to apply online, they don’t take physical applications. The main company Speedway, they’ll call you to their main building and they’ll have a first interview and get a feel of you. And if they like you they’ll call you and you get an interview for the store that you’re going to work at with that manager. And then she’ll have a little interview process and if they like you then they’ll call you back, and then you go through training.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?

Speedway Cashier: How well you work with other people and how to diffuse customer problems and how well you would handle certain things and stuff like that.

Interviewer: How were you notified that you received the job?

Speedway Cashier: Maybe two or three days and they called me.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?

Speedway Cashier: I feel like I’m a harder worker. I’ve been loyal there and I usually get my job done all the time.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?

Speedway Cashier: Just be confident. Make sure that you are a hard worker and ready for the job because there’s a lot that goes into keeping up with the store. But overall it’s a pretty good first job.

Speedway Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Speedway Cashier: My job title was a cashier at Speedway. My primary duties was taking customers’ orders and ringing them out at the cash register. Also, I was in charge of changing the coffee pot, keeping the store clean at all times, taking out trash, the food, making sure they’re up-to-date and everything like that.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Speedway Cashier: The neighborhood wasn’t the best neighborhood, so it was a bit rowdy at times, but within the work hours it was pretty professional, I would say. We were supposed to behave in a professional manner and it was comfortable that way.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Speedway Cashier: We didn’t really have any perks or anything in the job, so I would say the customer interaction was my favorite parts. You’d get different customers. Since it was like a gas station and convenience store, you get different customers at any given time of the day. Also, the reoccurring customers, the conversations you had with them, the interactions. They were always interesting.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Speedway Cashier: I actually went into the store and they were hiring and they had an application sheet already available. I actually just went ahead and filled out the application right there. Then, after that, I got a call back, and they said I should go to the recruitment office, which was like about a mile away from there. I went to the recruitment office the next day and I sat down with a guy who interviewed me. Then, after that, he asked for my information and he got me all set up and I got the job. It was pretty fast. I think it went … I was able to get the job within 3 days of me getting the call back, and I got scheduled for like the next Monday.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Speedway Cashier: Just because I think I was able to give … My answers at the interview was very clear and precise. I was able to correlate my previous work experience to what I was going to do there, because I already had experience working in customer service, so I was able to show that and show the fact that I’m very professional and I’m willing to come to work every day. That’s basically what they need: someone who’s professional, who’s going to show up to work, because the job is pretty straightforward if you follow the basic training.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Speedway Cashier: I would just say be open. I think when I was scheduled, I wasn’t supposed to get more than like 15 hours a week, but the scheduling is very flexible and I ended up getting 10 more hours than I expected to get. Just try to keep an open mind. At first, like the first two days, was me on a computer doing training, so you might get frustrated about that, but it gets better.

Comments

  • Hilda says:

    Speedway came to my school to offer job openings. I applied and got interviewed 2 days later. The interview went very well. The interviewer told me that she’ll keep my application process until she contacts the couple of Speedways I can work at. It has been about 5 weeks since the interview and I still haven’t heard back from them. What should I do?

  • Angela says:

    Hilda, Sorry to say this but you probably aren’t getting hired after 5 weeks.

  • Michelle says:

    You might get hired. i applied for a job at speedway in December. they called me at the beginning of January. we scheduled the first interview for the 12th and the interview went really well. my references even called me and informed me that they called and they thought i would get the job. Then i waited and waited… until yesterday the 6th of March i got a call from the recruitment center and they had located a position for me in my area and wanted to set up another job interview to tie up some loose ends before i start. So dont give up if they have you in the system for the interview process then they might hire you. they are just trying to find a position that is available and right for you. And it doesnt hurt to call and check up on your application either.

  • brianna says:

    I recently had an interview with a speedway recuiter, I feel as though the interview went great. She never brought up a second interview, she just said she would call me in 2 weeks, and i didn’t hear from her i should call her. How should i expect the out come of this interview to end up.. It was a longer interview and alot of work based questions where asked. There where a variety of questions she smiled to the awnser given to her sort of in an approving way. She asked the normal questions and also took notes on alot of extra things I told her like, I can work any day any time including holiday’s if needed. She shook my hand at the end of the interview and made small talk through out the interview. should I be worried about the interview becuase she said if she does not call me to call her?

  • Pam says:

    Those of you who have applied and not heard back, just call and check on your application with the recruiting center. They should tell you if you are still being considered or not. I am an employee. I vouched for someone and they checked with recruiting and were told they were not being considered. Bottom line is it is always good when applying anywhere to continue to check so that they know you really are interested in a job. Good Luck!

  • Anne says:

    I applied and most likely have an interview for Speedway. Will I need to submit to a drug screening if hired?

  • Marilyn says:

    I just got my first interview date and I’m pretty nervous. I was wondering what to expect as a first job interview. And how should I handle it?

  • Alex says:

    Anne: Nope! It’s a gas station–they almost never do drug screenings.

  • Sarah says:

    I have a interview for speedway….do they drug test?

  • Layla says:

    I had an interview at speedway and I thought it went pretty well, and the interviewer said she would contact my references and do a background check, and I should get a call in about a week. Well it’s been 2 weeks now, I called them last week and left a message and they still haven’t called me back. I’m so frustrated!

  • Victoria says:

    Applied online for a Speedway job two days ago, got a call back today and I’m going in for an interview tomorrow. First job interview, this information has been useful. However, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  • Sarah says:

    I applied at Speedway a little over a week ago. They called 5 days later to schedule a first interview. I feet like it went well. He told me that there was a process that they go through after interviewsh and they would let me now if they were interested. It’ll be a week Monday since my interview and I haven’t heard anything back. Should I call and let them know I’m still interested in the job/ask where my application stands? Or should I wait a little longer to see if they call me back?

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