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Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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OST Interview

OST
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in September 2012.

Interview Details – Be open and honest. Be sure to answer all questions without saying um. When you go in be direct, dressed well, and articulate. Smile and just be yourself. Ask questions pertaining to the job you are applying for and be knowledgeable about the company. There is a lot of information out there about Cheesecake and that will be a way to let them know you are interested in the company.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I came back for a second interview a few days later with GM and was hired at the end of the meeting.


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Server Interview

Server

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

Interview Details – The first step was completing an application on the company's website. This consisted of a regular information and background sheet, as well as a timed personality and capability quiz. Once completed, the next step was being contacted for a phone interview. This interview was brief, maybe 3 questions or so. It felt like mostly an opportunity for the manager to feel out your personality. Next was a scheduled in person interview with your workgroup manager. This interview was the most intense, but nothing too overwhelming. Typical questions were asked, such as, "tell me about your previous restaurant experience", and, "tell me about a time when you had to handle a difficult guest". At the end of this interview, you will either be told that they will call you if they decide to push you through, or they will set up a second interview for you with the General Manager. The final interview with the GM is brief, and if the GM approves of you, you will be told that day that you have the job.

Interview Question – The most difficult part of the entire process was the capability quiz you take online. This consists of reasoning questions, along with math problems. Some are easy, but others are much harder than expected.   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Baker Interview

Baker

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

Interview Details – Large group of people, asked questions on what they like to do, what they like, what skills they have... I applied for hosted & they hired me as a baker.

Interview Question – Having to memorize the dessert menu & the ingredients of each dessert.   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Server Interview

Server
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in May 2014.

Interview Details – Called in for first interview, was asked basic questions. "What was a difficult moment you had at a previous job?", "Why do you think you would enjoy working here?", "What do you have to offer as an employee here?", etc. Called in for a second interview but was only asked about previous experience, then hired on the spot.

Interview Question – All of the questions were pretty straight forward, nothing too difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay is non-negotiable for servers.


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Host Interview

Host

Interviewed at Cheesecake Factory

Interview Details – I applied online after I saw an ad. After I completed the application I waited a week until I got a call back. I came in for an interview and spoke with two managers.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed. I found this difficult because I had to express a flaw which I did not want to expand on or go into detail in fear I would ruin my chance of getting the job.   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Food Server Interview

Food Server
Sunrise, FL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in June 2012.

Interview Details – Filled out online. Management calls you for a interview. Just smile and be nice. Don't dress like your going to the gym. They will ask you questions about general knowledge of a restaurant. They will ask you question about past jobs? Bring your own pen. Don't ask to borrow one.

Interview Question – It's pretty easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Two week training. Have to pass a 360 question test. Have to buy a white shirt, pants, sneakers, belt. Also a tie and pens. They give you two aprons. Everything is white


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Building Mechanic Interview

Building Mechanic
Battleboro, NC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2013.

Interview Details – Typical interview. Asking about how would handle certain situations and your current work experience. The interview starts off pretty serious, but if you are good with interviews, you will have no problem. Just have confidence and the topics you talk about, make sure you actually know what you are talking about.

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Front Desk Host Interview

Front Desk Host

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online a few days later I got a call and was asked to come in for an interview. I interviewed with one of the managers, and was then passed on to the GM, and was offered a position at the Front Desk.

Interview Question – I didn't find any questions difficult to answer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to work nights because I already had a day job.


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Hostess/Front Desk Interview

Hostess/Front Desk
Winter Park, FL

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in December 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online, then one of the managers called me to set up an interview. The first interview was a one on one with one of the managers and the next interview was with the GM.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Server Interview

Server
Lincolnshire, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2012.

Interview Details – Basic Interview questions. What, when, how. Be yourself It is such a high stress job. If you don't have high energy or are not a team player, then don't even consider it. I found it to be a great place to work

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