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Chili's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Mesa, AZ

I applied online - interviewed at Chili's in May 2013.

Interview Details – Application was online and included a personality test. This generated a generic email response saying that I looked like a good fit for the position and requesting that I schedule an interview. The interview was in the afternoon with a front-of-the-house manager (the kitchen manager wasn't available) and consisted entirely of behavior based questions, i.e., the kind where the interviewer says something like "tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a supervisor and how you resolved it". On some of the questions, I couldn't think of the requested example, which is why I'm not very good with this type of interview. About a day later, the manager called to tell me I hadn't gotten the job. A week or two later, however, another manager called to ask if I was still available, but I wasn't.

Interview Question – All behavior based questions, nothing related specifically to the job for which I applied.   Answer Question

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Server

I applied online and interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details – Probably the easiest interview I've ever done. She asked me simple questions like "What hours I can work?" and "What are you majoring in at school?" If I could go back I'd probably keep the answers short and sweet. I think I hurt myself by rambling on too much, and I didn't really talk about how I could apply the things I learned at my current job to a job as a server.

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Restaurant Manager
Anchorage, AK

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's in January 2014.

Interview Details – The in-person interview started with interviewer giving background on Company, management team and long term goals. Then was asked if this sounds like a good
opportunity, with my positive answer was then asked a series of job related questions.

Interview Question – Questions were not just centered on job functions but how I like to be treated as an employee and what type of work place culture I expected.   Answer Question

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Server
Harrisburg, PA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Chili's in January 2012.

Interview Details – good interview, worthless training that goes nowhere and has no result

Interview Question – poor scheduling management, you can plan your schedule but they have no understanding of hours   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waukegan, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in February 2014.

Interview Details – Okay so I was jumping for joy when I was called in for a job interview. I had very very low working experience (about 2 months in Food Service at Six Flags.) So I thought this was my big chance. I was interviewed at Chili's (arrived 10 minutes early) and two people came out. They said that they typically do a double interview process and that having the both of them interview me at the same time would be lot quicker. At first I thought it was a bit over whelming abut they were very funny and cool. I applied for Server, but I was 17 at the time so they told me to work in the Delivery to-go instead but I said I was turning 18 in about three days. And we shared a laugh. The way they were talking to me was initiating that I was going to work there. He even said "we'll call you in for orientation in about a week." I was soo happy.

A few days later the dreaded e-mail came. It said that they are regretting me for the job position- ON MY BIRTHDAY. I thought this was strange and called the place and the manger said that they need someone to work 40+ hours and because I can only wok on the weekends (I'm still in high school) I wouldn't be able to work there. I was devastated. I just told everyone EVERYONE that I had gotten the job.I now i have to explain that I didn't. I thought it was rather unprofessional of them to lead me one. I understand that they thought that because they were under staffed that I was ultimately going to work there but still very upsetting. Oh well, it's a good thing I applied to two chili's in my area and just yesterday got an e-mail to schedule an interview, so wish me luck.

Interview Question – It was mostly them talking, they seem to have already knew that I would be working there.
What have you learned in your previous working experience (for me it was Six Flags)
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Hostess
Jacksonville, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online then received an email from Brinker to schedule an interview online. I scheduled it for that Monday, went in and there was someone else waiting to be interviewed. After that interview was over I was interviewed by one of the Front of the House Managers. Mostly asked about my availability then said she liked me and invited me to a second interview with another manager. I went to that interview, the manager was not prepared to interview me and did not like the fact that I had a bachelors degree. Was told that there were more interviews being held and that they would call me if I was selected. No call.

Interview Question – Why chili's? Would you give notice to quit if you got a job with your degree?   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Chili's

Interview Details – Applied online, received a phone call to come in, was asked basic questions, received a call back for second interview

Interview Question – All questions were easy, interview was laid back.   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details – The process was very typical. He asked about past experiences and availability.

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Server Interview

Server
Carson City, NV

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in July 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an email invitation to come interview. The restaurant manager, Ron, wasn't very personable and seemed ill-suited for management in the service industry. He seemed impatient with my answers and interrupted me frequently when I was attempting to answer his questions.

Interview Question – The questions were not difficult, but the manager's demeanor was what made the interview uncomfortable. He doesn't seem like a fun guy to work for!   Answer Question

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Hostess
Naperville, IL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in September 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and received an email to schedule an interview within a few days. There were two interviews. The first was to go over the job functions and prior work history. The second were basic questions about how I handled situations in my previous work or school.

Interview Question – How would you handle an irate customer?   Answer Question

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