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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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  1.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Everything went perfect. First took the assessment test, then had the phone interview, then had the face to face interview with the Director of Mohawk Valley and that went awesome, set up a week later for a shift shadow walk through, which I was there for 6 hours and was so impressed with how well the location was managed, and was told I would get a call from HR for an offer. Still waiting for the call. (2 weeks)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job position received an email exactly one week later from the manager. wanting me to come in for an interview. attended the interview and interview lasted about 30 to 45 minutes and it just consisted of questions like how would you greet a customer when they walk into the resturant? what interested you in working in a hospitality atmosphere? questions about my job history and then I just had to verify my information turn in my resume

    Interview Questions
    • What interested you about wanting to work in an hospitality atmosphere?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The employer will call and schedule you for an interview, you will either meet the manager or if not the manager, a kitchen supervisor. Depending on how well you do on the interview, you would either be asked to come back for a second interview and a drug test or you would not be.

    I had a pretty bad experience. I really wanted this job just because I knew it would help me advance in what my goals were. The kitchen supervisor was really nice, and we had a good conversation, but I don't know about the general manager.

    I remember my first interview with them, they had me wait a good 45 minutes to tell me over and over again that the manager was not there and that he switched shifts and in the end, the kitchen supervisor gave me an interview. When they scheduled me for a 2nd interview, they made sure it was on a day the general manager was here. But when I got there they had me wait again for another 30 minutes. They gave me a personality test and then told me they would call in a week. A week came and no call. It's not been about 3 weeks, so it's safe to assume that call will never come. Even though the interview process was horrible, the people there are amazingly nice. Especially the staff that I came across!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Applebee's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First I received a phone call. That lasted 10 minutes. It was a basic fact check and why I wanted the job. Then I was lucky enough to have both people whom had to interview me available at one time. That was about half a hour. Basic questions included why did I want the job and what is the most important part of a successful restaurant.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my typical day like in a competitors restaurant?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online two days ago and 30 minutes after submitting my application I got an email from the manager to set up a first interview. Keep in mind Applebee's normally uses a two interview/personality test hiring system. I arrived at my interview 15 minutes early yesterday and was sat at a booth where I waited for the kitchen manager. When she came out to greet me she was extremely pleasant and made me feel at ease. She asked me very typical interview questions and about my hours of availability. Unfortunately my college classes restrict what hours I can work and at the end of the interview she explained that they only really needed someone for their night shift. Overall, it was still an enjoyable experience and I would recommend the company to someone looking for a job.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do personally to make Applebee's stand out from it's competitors an get people to choose our restaurant? (Chili's/Ruby Tuesday/ TGI Friday's)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winchester, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winchester, KY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Curbside Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Questions were pretty typical. No really difficult question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Server At Applebees Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Tell us about a rule you didn't like to follow?
      Why do you think you're a good fit for the company?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server At Applebees Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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