Applebee's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Applebee's in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    After filling out the application online, I was called for an interview after a couple days. The person that interviewed me was asking questions from a couple pages that had boxes to fill in. The questions I was asked were the same questions but asked in different ways which got annoying and the other questions were random questions. I didn't get any reactions when i answered the questions so I knew from the start I wasn't going to be called back.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were in line at a grocery store, what would you tell the person in front of you?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work at Applebee's, what can you bring to applebee's, how do you find out if a customer is enjoying their food, what do you expect to do in your position, how can you make the experience enjoyable for customers   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Prattville, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Prattville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I had my resume posted online. Tge District Manager gave me a call and asked me to go and fill out and app online abd complete assessment and then give him a call. I dud and he setup an interview with me. The interview went fine so he setup a previee day at an Applebee's. I went there and spent a shift in the kitchen. It was basicalky meant to find out if I would like working there and if they would Iike me. It went great. They gave me a free meal of my choice. I recieved call from him the next day. He asked if " I wanted to take the next step in the process. " I said "yes". He told me to come in to do background test and drug test. When I got there I filled out background check asked about the drug test. Some hiw things change his boss was in town and wanted to interview me since he was newly promoted (I assumed). They setup a time for interview I went and interviewed. His boss told me they would call me beginning og the following week. They never did. I called D.M. and asked if they made decision he told me they were still looking at other applicants and would call. (Never did)

    Interview Questions
    • Where you responsible for cost of good percentsges, and if so what percentage did you achieve regularly?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant, and professional. Did not take me back to the kitchen but interviewed in a central location so I could see all around me. Since not working for so many years the Chef could under stand where I was coming from and was very interested. I'm waiting to get a call back..

    Interview Questions
    • How long did I think I would like to be with the company.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  7.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  8.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  10.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winchester, KY
    Anonymous Employee 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
  11.  

    Curbside Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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

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