Arby's Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
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    Vague Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Arby's in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Referred to opening. Told to come for application with interview at 3:30 a couple of days later. Showed up with resume and prepared for interview. Felt like I was a nuisance for showing up. Given application to fill out. When finished told there was a lot of applicants and how early could I be in to work in the mornings. Then told I would get a call back after she reviewed other applicants. I left thinking what weird interview (only one question). Two weeks went by before I was called for another interview. I was properly dressed like at the first appointment and arrived fifteen minutes early, so I had to wait until she was finished with present interview in progress. This interview last about 20 minutes. Was asked to tell about myself, what hobbies I like, previous and present education, a time I had to deal with a difficult customer, what would make me stand out to customers in a way that would make them ask for me personally, personal responsibilities, daycare arrangements, and shift availability. At the end I was given opportunity to ask questions, which I asked about position I was being interviewed for, typical week hours, and typical day at work. I was given vague answers such as we can hire for any shift, hours depend on you, and work day varies.Then told I would hear from here after decision. Another two weeks pass by before I receive a call to return for a second interview. This was the weirdest interview I have ever had for any position---EVER! I arrived the usual fifteen minutes early but had to wait over an hour because the Manager interviewing me was late arriving. After about 45 minutes the Manager present when I arrived decided to call and ask why he was late? He said he would be there within the next ten minutes. I was offered a drink for having to wait. He came in and seemed rushed. Then said I will make this sweet and simple: tell me about yourself. No handshake, nothing. Just as I was answering one of the workers came from the back and told him the other Manager needed to talk to him. He left for about ten minutes then returned and said okay finish up while I read this resume. After that, the interview went weirder from asking questions about my previous job Managers and their ethnicity, my personal goals, what other jobs I applied for, why did I apply to Arby's, have I ever eaten at Arby's before and how many times, how hard have I been searching for a job, was I expecting full-time or part-time employment, what salary was I expecting, what changes were going on in my life, and where do I see myself in five years. It got so crazy that I asked was he having a bad day. He then preceded to talk about having a poker face and he was tired of hiring people who brought drama or didn't want to work so what make me any different. I replied that I should not be judged based on his past employees. Then he went on to say he doesn't care how much experience I had or how much I was willing to work and easy to train, he wanted employees that wasn't like the ones he had in the past or that were not good now. He also made sure that I understood that the job was $7.25/hr, there were no insurance benefits until after you work at least 30 hrs a week for a year, and that they were only hiring for part-time, which was less than 30 hours a week. Once I sign the paperwork, then there was no changing the part-time to full-time. Full-time was only 30 hours or more. At this point, I was thinking that I do not want to work for this company even if offered a position. He ended by saying he was a fair person but he was tired of hiring people that brought drama and didn't want to work and that I would hear something by Thursday (the interview day was Tuesday). I politely thanked him for the interview, extended my hand for a shake which he seemed surprised by, and prepared to leave. I do not want to work for a company who is already looking for the negative based on others they have hired and that seems to having so many issues going on within that people are quitting that often. I left the interview feeling like I was being reprimanded for the actions of others. Will decline offer even though I really do need the position but I am worried it's not worth the stress nor time.

    Interview Questions
    • What other places have you applied for jobs? How many times have you eaten at Arby's? What's your favorite restaurant?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Arby's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    General application through snag-a-job. Then an interview gets set up with the area supervisor. If he/she likes you, then it's another interview with the director of operations depending on his schedule. 5 weeks team member training when hired, 5 weeks management, then 5 weeks advanced management before certification is discussed. Will train only in certified training units.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you went above and beyond your job requirements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wayne, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wayne, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Arby's in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview went fine. One on one. She asked more casual questions than professional ones which kind of threw me off. Asked me to come back for a second interview with her boss a couple days later. When I showed up, she told me she was too busy and to come back the next day. I did, but the boss I was supposed to talk to wasn't there. I was told to call on Monday. When I did, I was told that the boss would call me.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, mostly asked about my hobbies.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Arby's.

    Interview Details

    I wasn't exactly hired to be a shift manager. I was promoted within the company.

    My initial interview was basically going over scheduling. I was hired before the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Management Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Arby's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, had phone interview, then interview with RM at a local restaurant. The RM was constantly answering his phone during the interview with me, which I thought was very rude. He often lost track of what question was asked or being answered. Due to a prior comittment, he could not finish interview, and asked that I call him the next day to finish. I have called him numerous times to finish interview, and even left message as to if they had already hired someone for the position, and still after 3 weeks, have not heard anything from the RM. I think it is very umprofessional and extremely rude for someone in that position not to return a call. What has happened to common courtesy? This tells me something of what kind of people this company hires, and I do not want to be part of it.
    While waiting for the RM to return my call, another company called me, interviewed me in a very professional manner, and after my 2nd interview, I received an offer, and am now working for this company and could not be happier. I went with the professionals.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a bad situation with a customer that you turned around? Describe the situation when you had to terminate an employee. They were the normal questions asked for a management position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sioux Falls, SD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sioux Falls, SD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Arby's in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Well, we were opening a new store, so I got interviewed at an old store. They were holding walk-in interviews, so I came in and got an interview. The interview process was great, and I enjoyed talking to the interviewer. The lady who interviewed me was the district manager, and she looked a lot like my great aunt. We enjoyed talking, and a few weeks later I got a call that I had been hired. The only bad thing was the GM had gave me the wrong starting date for the training, so I was a day late for the training.

    Interview Questions
    • I would say the most difficult question would have been my weaknesses.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Arby's in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I called arbys earlier that day, they told me to come in after noon. When I got inside, I asked for the manager and she told me to grab a cup, fill it with something to drink and we got a table. She interviewed me, asking of my plans for the future and so on. She said she would schedule a interview with the arby manger of both stores but I never received a call.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Multi-unit Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Arby's in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen, interview, and process went very well and normal. Received positive feedback and phone call to expect an offer soon. No offer was ever presented, no closure letter was ever received. Attempts to follow up were met with answering machines and unreturned emails. Candidates that go this far in the process should receive closure one way or the other out of professional courtesy. Everything about the interview process was great except the lack of closure.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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