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Updated Dec 28, 2014
Updated Dec 28, 2014
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about 3 weeks later I got a call back for an interview a few days later. Got there and I had to wait 20 minutes until the manager (was a completely different one from the one I spoke to on the phone) finally came over and brought me to a booth. Its not like they were that busy and they had plenty of people working, so I don't know what the holdup was. The interview lasted less than five minutes and I could barely understand what he was saying. He said that if they're going to hire me they'll call me the next day and if they don't then I didn't get the job. Never got called back, the least they could do though was just tell me right there that they weren't going to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The environment for this interview was very nice, it was just the person I was being interviewed by. Yes, it was my first interview, but i was't even given a chance. He acted like I was wasting his time and didn't really have any kind of interest in interviewing me, or anyone else for that matter. I was interviewed by one of the chefs, I'm assuming because of his chef jacket, which was a little odd to me. None-the-less, within 5 minutes he pretty much told they weren't going to hire me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant yet short talk with the manager on duty. I felt it went well. I told the manager I was up for the challenge and enjoyed customer service. I felt like they take a lot of pride in putting the customer first.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't have any recent experience so I had to sell myself as a great person to take a chance on.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BJ's Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was really relaxed asked a few questions basic "why do you want to work here" questions and the interview was over. He told me that he would call back thurssday morning but never called back but i wasn't to worried.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    They asked me about my other jobs & why do I want to quit them. Then asked about my work ethic basically pretty easy process I was offered the job then 10 minutes after leavening they didn't want to hire me cuz I leave a McDonalds bag in their parking lot...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Server/Takeout Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews and all a complete waste of my time. First interview was more of a screening process and asked basic questions, "how do guests perceive you/ what do you think they think of you." 2nd interview was a slap in the face. Guy immediately told me that I don't have enough experience as a server and would I be interested in hostessing. Um no, I'm currently already a server so that is a ridiculous question. Asked me take out questions like which burger do you bring first, medium rare that's been in window for 6 mins or medium well that's been in window for 10 mins. (Answer is the first one). Questioned my references and then called them right in front of me and only because I got a good referral did he offer me a 3rd interview. 3rd interview was a joke as well, Didn't ask me anything about my qualifications and only about my availability. Told me he didn't know what the shifts were like for takeout and didn't know if my school sched would work and he'd have to call me back. 2 hrs later I got an email saying I didn't get the job. Felt like they weren't organized nor did they communicate with one another. I should've been told in my first interview I wasn't being considered for server and I wouldn't have wasted my time with the 2nd or 3rd.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the internal temperature of a rare burger and a medium rare burger. That's not my job to know, it's the kitchens. It's a servers job to make sure the rare burger goes to the guest who ordered the rare burger etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    It was a series of several online profiles and questionnaires that asked you everything from personal information to character and problem solving abilities. Overall, the first half of the online portion of the interview is what you would generally expect; however, the second portion seemed very unusual, especially for the job. It was a timed multiple choice test that required everything from math skills to higher level thinking.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a strange multiple question timed test that required you to solve either brain teasers or math problems   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Consisted of basic schedule flexibility, reference, background information. Part 2 was some kind of test that mainly consisted of math problems.
    I applied in the evening, got a call the next morning which I missed and called back in the afternoon scheduled an appointment for the next morning which was easy enough.
    Got there the guy asked maybe 3 questions before telling me they wanted someone with experience.

    This would have not been a problem, but I did check the option on the short application stating I had no experience AND my previous jobs could not be mistaken as restaurants. So I drove 15miles in LA traffic in the morning for a 2 min interview and no offer.
    Still I could understand a mix up but shouldn't it have been corrected when I called back to schedule the interview?
    And upon checking my email once I got home saw that the guy who interviewed me sent an email moments after our "interview" stating basically the same thing that they required more experience for the candidates.
    Huge wast of time!
    By the way this was a new store, opening so my assuming that they fully train new employees can't be too far fetched. And they were operating out of an office not a busy restaurant at the moment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    First did a group interview and then was called back for a 1:1 interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    First was phone interview, which led to an on-line skills test. Next came an in-person interview with Regional Manager and a follow shift in the the restaurant. It was between myself and another person, and the other person was given the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Upset customer situation-how would you deal with the customer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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