Cleaner Interview Questions

Cleaners are super-organized professionals who keep company facilities in great condition for the whole team.

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Your zero-regret new hire will be an experienced, organized quick-performer with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Plus they’ll be super trustworthy with an awesome work ethic.

Top tips: 

  • Check their availability: Often cleaning roles involve weekends and shift work, so remember to ask what they’re available to do.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Cleaner interview questions

  • What’s your availability? How flexible are you?
  • What are the most important health and safety precautions?
  • What are your top cleaning products?
  • How do you make computer screens sparkle?
  • How long does it take you to clean ten offices?
  • How do you rate green vs. traditional cleaning products?
  • What’s your bathroom cleaning system? 
  • Are there any tasks you’re unable to perform? (For example because of an allergy.)
  • Have you ever dealt with an emergency at work? What happened?
  • Do you have outdoor cleaning experience?
  • How do you treat wood, marble or granite differently?
  • Have you used cleaning machinery? Which ones?
  • What would you do with lost property?
  • What do you do when you have to move heavy furniture to vacuum?
  • What’s the most frustrating cleaning task you’ve faced?
  • Describe a time you went the extra mile with a task.
  • Have you ever dealt with a difficult coworker? What did you do?

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