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Back of House Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in January 2014.
Interview Details I applied online and received an email almost immediately to come for an interview. When i showed up for the scheduled interview, they notified the manager that i was there, it took them nearly 20 minutes to meet me, even though the place was not busy (only a few patrons on the premises. When he showed up he gave no excuse as to why it took him so long. Once we started talking things changed, he was very professional and very attentive, asked questions about future goals and past experience. Asked about how my experience could help on a job like this. How i learned best, among other job related questions. Then he proceeded to tell me more about the company, how things work and their statement. He said there was a second interview with the general manager and normally would have to discuss it with him. However he decided to schedule it on the spot. The next appointment was a few days later, it was more informal, the general manager asked a few more personal questions, and availability questions, then he went on to talk about wages and stuff. Said he would meet with the rest of the management team and discuss my application. I received a call later that day with an offer. It was a very professional process in my opinion, despite the tardiness
Interview Question – Case scenarios on multiple orders. Answer Question
Food Server Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in February 2013.
Interview Details It took forever for my to get in for an actual interview as it was always hard to get a hold of a manager. I waited an hour after my scheduled interview time to actually be interviewed, then they were too busy and had to reschedule. Eventually I went in earlier and was finally able to be interviewed.
Negotiation Details – We only negotiated my schedule.
Hostess Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Chili's in March 2010.
Interview Details Dropped off my resume and met with a manager immediately, received a call in the next few days offering me the job.
Interview Question – What restaurant experience do you have? I didn't have any. Answer Question
Server Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Chili's in March 2010.
Interview Details Really simple just asked about past work experience and what you think you can contribute to their team
Interview Question – none just make sure to review past work history so you don't get nervous and blank out Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Really easy had an on the spot interview with the next upper manager which pretty much meant I got the job
Food Server Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in November 2013.
Interview Details Online app. Long and tedious + super annoying "personality" test. 2 interviews about a week apart. Standard easy interview questions. Was told I had the job contigent of if the staff liked me after an "on the job experience" which was me following around a staff member for an hour. It was easy just walking around, but a little awkward as I always felt in the way of people actually working and the customers were like "who is this and why are they here" but the staff member would explain and most would have a friendly talk with me. The staff I met all talked with me about past experience and before I left said I would work great with the team. Took about a week to hear back from the manager. First interview was mostly the manager talking about the company and how their location runs. Only 1 or 2 questions that were more of a conversation and less "q&a" second interview was traditional interview with a different manager and a sheet with a list of questions.
Interview Question – None. All were typical "tell me of time" or "what would you do of" questions regarding customer service and I happened to have sales and server experience so I used times from those and had a few "not on the sheet" questions about those positions Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Took a job elsewhere right before they gave me an offer.
Hostess Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Chili's.
Interview Details February 2014 I interviewed with Chili's. The first interview took about an hour before anyone came to start the actual interview. After the manager greeted me it was pretty laid back and informal. He told me I would need to come back for a second interview to meet with another manager. I waited again about 45 mins before the interview started. The second manager was very friendly.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Server Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's.
Interview Details I applied online and the process took about 2 days. There was a personality test involved. I was then called in for an interview where i met with the general manager . The interview was very fair and simple questions, experience serving, explain a situation you went above and beyond to help a customer etc.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you went above and beyond to help a customer Answer Question
Server Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Chili's.
Interview Details Probably the easiest interview I've ever done. She asked me simple questions like "What hours I can work?" and "What are you majoring in at school?" If I could go back I'd probably keep the answers short and sweet. I think I hurt myself by rambling on too much, and I didn't really talk about how I could apply the things I learned at my current job to a job as a server.
Restaurant Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's in January 2014.
Interview Details The in-person interview started with interviewer giving background on Company, management team and long term goals. Then was asked if this sounds like a good
opportunity, with my positive answer was then asked a series of job related questions.
Interview Question – Questions were not just centered on job functions but how I like to be treated as an employee and what type of work place culture I expected. Answer Question
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