Applebee's
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Applebee's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014

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Food Server Interview

Food Server
Winchester, KY

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Applebee's in July 2014.

Interview Details – I arrived 20 min early the manager was in a meeting with a different manager. I was seated 6 tables down from the managers meeting asked if I wanted anything to drink by a waitress I asked for water. She brought it back and let the manager know I was sitting waiting. After 20 min the two mangers left the area I was in and went to the back one manager came back and proceed toward me never saying a thing. So I said Hi How are you. She responded. She then sat down gave me her name never asked me for mine. So I told her my name, and offered my hand she shook it. She then went through my paper work and said not asked so you have worked in the restaurant business before. I said yes. She then flipped a few pages over and started asking me question's. When I answered them the best i could she was like well your not giving me what I'm asking for your also impersonal. An then said I don't see how you worked as a waitress before. She then said the interview was not working out. I said thank you and shook her hand.

Interview Questions

  • I was asked, If you were to take a order and the client ordered med and they wanted a well done stake how would you fix this?   View Answer
  • Say you were in a group and your opinion about something was correct and you had to get every one to agree with you how would you do it?   View Answer

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Curbside Server Interview

Curbside Server

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Applebee's.

Interview Details – Applied online. Interview fairly casual. Asked me to explain my work history. Interview was held at a table in the restaurant. Manager told me they had a lot of candidates to interview. That if I didn't hear in two weeks that I wasn't selected.

Interview Question – Questions were pretty typical. No really difficult question.   Answer Question

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Server At Applebees Interview

Server At Applebees
North Las Vegas, NV

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Applebee's in May 2014.

Interview Details – Waste of time. First interview was with the kitchen manager. That's when I was told I would have an interview with the restaurant manager, the GM, do an online assessment, and then another "interview" where I would come in dressed in all black (like an employee) and show them what I've got. This is APPLEBEE'S for crying out loud, not some high end restaurant. At this point, I'm waiting to be called back for the final "interview". It's so over the top, I feel like my time and gas was wasted. I have serving experience and a great personality. I feel like I'm jumping through hoops for no reason.

Interview Question – Tell us about a rule you didn't like to follow?
Why do you think you're a good fit for the company?
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Waitress Interview

Waitress
Haverhill, MA

I applied in-person - interviewed at Applebee's in July 2012.

Interview Details – Application was typical. I was called back and went on three separate interviews over about a three or four week period and still didn't get hired. Felt like they wasted my time

Interview Question – How do you make a margarita?   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Applebee's in March 2014.

Interview Details – This was my first interview so I was definitely nervous and even though I researched a lot before I went to the interview, I don't think I was prepared enough. I was asked about myself... what extracurriculars I did in high school, any volunteering experience, what I can bring to the company. They definitely wanted to know if I would be able to handle working there, and repeatedly told me you were more trying to sell products than just being a server (writing down an order and bringing it out to them). You would be trying to sell as much as you could and if you don't ask a table to try the drink special then they get a discount the next time they come in. He understood that I didn't have work experience and that you just have to start somewhere and it is very common to work in this type of business through college. I wasn't asked any crazy questions like - "Sell this dessert to me" which is a question I saw was asked and was worried about. Just go into the interview confident in yourself and prepare what you want to say to sell yourself. I didn't get an offer because I don't think I sold myself as highly as I could of and they did have other interviews for only one position. I thought it was a positive experience.

Interview Question – Tell me a little about yourself and what you can bring to the company. (Common question but make sure you have a strong answer)   Answer Question

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Server At Applebees Interview

Server At Applebees
Tulsa, OK

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Applebee's in March 2014.

Interview Details – Got a call 10 mins after application. I went there for my interview on a Friday with the shift manager. We sat in one of the tables instead of an office. Then, she started flipping through the questions. The questions weren't that bad for my first interview ever. Asked about my schedule and my leadership experience, if any. Told me to wait for a call but never got one so I gave up.

Interview Question – I don't think there was any.   Answer Question

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Waitress Interview

Waitress

I applied online and interviewed at Applebee's.

Interview Details – First interview called

Interview Question – They asked to name three wines.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Server At Applebees Interview

Server At Applebees
Columbus, OH

I applied in-person - interviewed at Applebee's in January 2010.

Interview Details – i applied, i went in everyday until they eventually decided to hire me. its not hard to work there you just have to be competent.

Interview Question – they didnt ask me any questions, i said i had years of experience and i got the job. if you are on glassdoor seriously looking into a job at applebees thats sad, you are better than this. im just doing this because there is nothing on tv.   Answer Question

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Cook Interview

Cook
Spring Hill, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Applebee's in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was told that I'm hired since they are desperate for a cook. At the same time, the manager told me to go buy a pair of non-slip shoes and a pair of black jeans. I spent about $35 and the day for the interview with the GM, he told me that my application was denied due to the personally test. Say what? The reason was that the test showed I can't work well under pressure. Really? If owning my own business in construction and dealing with over 25 guys at one time or another isn't pressure enough, I don't know what it is. This test is such a scam, designed only to trip you up. Another form of discrimination where companies use computers to funnel you further into unemployment and welfare status

Interview Question – Verbal interview went well, but GM can't hire anyone until computer program says so.   Answer Question

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Cook Interview

Cook

Interviewed at Applebee's

Interview Details – roomate worked there said general manager was going to be in came, came in in dress clothes, hired me on spot

Interview Question – didnt have one   Answer Question

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