Cheesecake Factory Hostess/Front Desk Interview Questions

Updated May 14, 2015
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Front Desk Hostess Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

Interview

They have changed their hiring process since I First applied. They now have you apply online and take an assessment. You should then call the location and see if they are hiring for that position, and let you know you've already filled out your online app. They will then have a phone interview and f2f interview.

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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Park, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Winter Park, FL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Simple basic interview with a manager and then he got his GM.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the cheesecake factory?   Answer Question
    • Why is your experience relevant to the position you are applying for?   Answer Question
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    Hostess/Front Desks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Pleasanton, CA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I initially walked in to apply, I was told to immediately come in for a time alotted for interviews. Around 2pm in the afternoon. I arrived 10 minutes early, I waited literally 4 hours for the interview because the hostesses in the front had not placed the applications in order. It was not a minimum wage worth waiting for, but I persisted. I interviewed with the assistant manager who was a woman, she was very warm and friendly. She asked 2 questions then asked me to come in for a personality test. She seemed exhausted by all the interviews but was willing to give me a chance. The next week I came in for the personality test, I interviewed with a young man who was probably in charge of the espresso/bakery bar. He was also very nice and always had a smile on. During the personality test I would honestly admit I was unprepared for it. It was an oral test consisting of several pages of questions from rating yourself, how would you describe yourself and basic interview questions. At the end, he offered me to meet with the General manager. I had thought by now I had gotten the job since I went through already two interviews. But when I met up with the General Manager he seemed very disinterested. I arrived again early during the slow hours, but somehow, I had to wait for an hour for him. He came over, we shook hands, he asked me if I had eaten here before. My advice to future applicants is come prepared. The entire interview he was cold and very distant unlike my previous interviews. He barely smiled and I felt like I was being stared down. He told me he would give me a callback, and I never got the call back.

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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Chicago, IL) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Started with a room of 50 people all filling out an application, and people just kept coming and going. If you got called in you interviewed with several managers before interviewing with the general manager. Do what you would do for any interview, dress professionally and because this is a hospitality job, be friendly and big smile.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you wear your seatbelt?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was alright, they made it clear that they would rather hire under qualified people for less than hire me for more than they were offering. To be fair I was the highest paid host.

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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview

    They were opening up a new place, I applied online and had my first interview (there were two total) about a week after. It was a pretty standard restaurant interview. Questions like, "what will you add to our company, tell me about yourself, etc."

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    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate, but definitely could have. Some people got paid more than others based off their experience.

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