BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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  1.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview was relatively quick and painless. Just a few questions. It was more about meeting and feeling your presence and if it is friendly enough to match the restaurant's desired brand image. And showing up on time is crucial!

    Interview Questions
    • Not many tricky questions as I remember. It is very straightforward   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much of a negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Delivery/Takeout Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview and hiring process was fairly quick. This particular location holds open interviews every Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4pm. I went in on Monday and had an interview, we set one up for Tuesday, and my last one was with the GM on a Thursday. He offered me the position on the spot. The following day, which was a Friday, I had orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Since I have no experience in the food service industry, plus making tips, there was no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    applied online, took a week or two to have them get back to me. hiring manager was nice, and the interview process was not intimidating. lasted for about 20 minutes. he was straight forward and i got hired immediately

    Interview Questions
    • not difficult, but the question "Why do you want to work here" can be sometimes difficult   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McAllen, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McAllen, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had two interviews with 2 of the 4 managers there, Joe White, and the GM Mark Reis.
    Overall each interview took about 15 minutes and they were basic questions about my experience and my experiences there. Joe was extremely professional, where to Mark was a bit more laid back and worried about little things like appearance, but all in all it was a swift and easy procedure.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Mafter a day or two of my application being submitted I was offered a job as a server. After the interviews they told me my first day, and that was all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Dishwasher/Food Prep Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the next morning received a phone call to come in for an interview. Was interviewed for the first time, then I was asked to wait until I could talk to the GM (the same day- 20 min. later) and was offered a job afterwards on the spot. If you are what they are looking for and you have experience, you should have no problem getting hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you more qualified for this position than others?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    My interview was more basic because I had three friends who worked there that recommended me to the gm. I got called a week after I did the application and was hired on the spot. The questions were basically What was I interested in doing, what kind of prep experience do I have? Why am I leaving my current job? What about the company appeals to me.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses? Always a hard question.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three interviews, basic questions. Asked about past work experience. Asked about weaknesses and strengths. Took about two weeks to hire. Pay was nonnegotiable. I had to go in in-person for them to even look at my resume. If you look sharp you will mostly likely get the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    3 interviews. Normally you interview with the GM last but when i showed up after being scheduled an interview he was the only manager there ..,,after interviewing with him i interviewed with 2 other managers. Questions were standard. Tell me about yourself and why i want to work at BJs... Communication was bad after my last interview but eventually got told i got the job and went to orientation

    Just look sharp, smile a lot and be cool/relaxed

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No neg
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BJ's Restaurants in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was a surprisingly quick interview process. After submitting an application online, I asked to speak with the manager in the store, he was willing to interview me right then and there. He asked me to come back the next day for a second interview and after that one they offered me the job. Very relaxed interviews overall. They seemed to just want to get a general sense of my personality, work ethic, leadership ability, and interest in BJ's specifically. Come prepared with some basic information about BJ's culture and values. They seemed to like that I knew BJ's goal as a restaurant and was able to communicate that.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions ranged anywhere from "Why apply for BJ's over other restaurants?" to "If you were going to the movies with your friends and you really wanted to see a particular movie, how likely is it you would all end up seeing that movie?" Be ready to talk about BJ's and talk about how your personality plays out in life.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BJ's Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and they called me about a month later for an interview. I was hired on the spot after interviewing with two managers, one of which was the GM. The interviews were rather long and they asked a lot of questions. Most were general interview/restaurant questions so they could get to know you, but some were rather difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at BJs and why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • What's your favorite food from here and how would you describe it.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself and your restaurant experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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