Applebee's Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
169 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online. About 2 weeks later I received a call at 8 pm to come in the next day for an interview. I show up and have an interview with one of the managers. It was an easy interview, basically asked me about myself, asked me if I had any pets. Then he sets up another interview for the next day with a different manager. I meet with the kitchen manager, same thing as the day before, really short and easy interview. She then tells me to come back two days later for a third interview with the general manager and warned me that I should be prepared to sell something from the menu during my interview and that it would be a little more formal and the questions would be harder.
    For the third interview I show up early and I see the GM still interviewing another girl. As I'm waiting 3 more people show up for interviews scheduled after mine. At this point 40 minutes has passed and the GM is still talking to the same interviewee. Finally its my turn. He was impersonal and short with me to say the least especially compared to the other two managers I met previously. He asked me why I wanted to work at Applebee's, general questions about myself and then asked me to first sell him something from the menu and then pretend I was selling something to a friend. My interview lasted not more than 5 minutes and then he offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I couldn't see myself working under disorganized management like that. I found out after the interview that other people who were there for the same position only had to do 1 interview unlike my 3 interviews.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I filled out an Online application on the company website. Then, I was called in for an in person interview with the manager. They were Typical interview questions. I was Called back and offered job and to start their training process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer from another company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Was set up through a recruiter who worked well with me.
    Set up the interview with no problems. Went to the initial interview and was back within a week for the shift follow

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses? I hate that question   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer from another restaurant

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applebee's Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a Craigslist ad. I received an email about 2 weeks after I submitted my resume that they would like to consider me for the position and asked that I take an assessment test. This is a pretty standard test that is used by many companies to help determine if the prospective employee fits the position. After I completed the test, I received an interview with HR. It was about 2 1/2 hours long. Interview questions were directed at determining if I actually new the business and my attitude toward customer service. Very pleasant interview. The interviewer knew the business also and didn't just read questions off of a sheet. I was told that he would like to move on to the next step and scheduled an interview with the general manager of the store. During this 2 1/2 hour interview, I was walked around the store, greeted a couple tables with the manager, talked with other managers and discussed my past employers and future expectations. At this point I was told that they were going to order the background check. I received another email that I was to meet with another person in HR for my final interview. During this interview, we discussed points in the restaurant that needed attention, and was asked how I would handle different situations. All in all I really appreciated the amount of time that they spend picking their employees. If you become part of this family, you know that your co-workers will also be qualified. Very pleasant experience during the whole process. The people were very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle getting your fellow managers to follow your ideas for change that you think needs to be made?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The presented an offer that I liked and I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kokomo, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kokomo, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sat me down at a table. 1st manager came out asked about my availability. Said she liked me so she sent out the 2nd manager. He asked the thing, and told me to come back to talk to the GM. 3rd interview was about 5 minutes. He asked the same thing along with: why Applebee's? What makes you stand out from the others? So all they cared about was availability.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. $4.25 for tipped employees, move up quickly from that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I went in with a resume and was asked to complete their standard fill in the blanks resume. A few days later I was called back to complete a test, which ended up being a personality test that took way too long. I got the job, but I don't know that they ever checked my personality test results.

    Interview Questions
    • None that I can remember. Pretty much a paper interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews, they basically just want to kow your availability and previous work ecperience. Nothing fancy or complicated. After that you get hired and do some paperwork, followed by 4 days of training that incluses computer work, videos and stuff. And you follow someone. Then youll get your own section.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was hired on the spot. Express good customer service. THe manager was really nice and introduced me to many people. I transitioned into the company fairly quickly. I love my job now. I could have had more training but experience is the best training I believe. Be nice but professional.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  10.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and took assessment a Friday morning, was called for an interview Friday afternoon for the following Tuesday afternoon. Interviewed with kitchen manager first who asked standard interview questions, then interviewed with general manager which was more informal, told me about the job, and talked about availability.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you would go above & beyond the responsibility of your assigned position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered $8.00/hour, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by email. Then set up for a phone interview. The phone interview was straight forward. Then afterwards I was given a date for a 1 on 1 interview. 3 days later I went in and spoke with a director. That night he called and offered the position to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a stressful situation that you failed at.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    My initial salary. Go in with a number. Stay firm with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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