Cheesecake Factory Hostess/Front Desk Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
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Hostess/Front Desk Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Winter Park, FL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Park, FL
Application Details

I interviewed online. 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
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess/Front Desks Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    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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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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."

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, but definitely could have. Some people got paid more than others based off their experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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