Chili's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
130 Interview Reviews

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    Host/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Augustine, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Augustine, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and went in to check on the status. Then asked to come back and interview. Talked with the general manager and was offered the job after a short negotiation process.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience do you have in a full service restaurant?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Viera, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Viera, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 interviews and both were very relaxed and fairly easy. As long as you're dressed appropriately, maintain eye contact, speak clearly, and exude confidence, you will have a great chance of getting hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you and what makes you the ideal candidate for this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them that I would like to get between $9 and $10/hr. When they offered me the position, I was told I would receive $10.50/hr. :-)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online then within a couple hours I had an email asking me to set up an interview time & date. I went in on a Wednesday & intervewed with a manager. The interview lasted about 15 minutes and she was asking questions from a paper and grading me as I answered. All of my questions I answered were graded either a 5 or 4 on a grading scale of 1-5. Then after contacting my previous employer and a reference I left I was called for a second interview with the GM. This interview was very laid back and easy. After his interview she told me she had a couple more interviews Nd would call me by the beginning of the next week letting me know if I got the job or not. I was called earlier the next week and offered the job. I applied the 20th of February and got the call that I got the job in March 9th.

    Interview Questions
    • Have I ever had to push a product or special to up sales?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    There was one interview and it was in person. There were no hard questions asked (e.g. no behavioral ones). It was just a run-down of your resume basically. If you can hold a conversation with someone in an interview style format, you can make it through this interview. Nothing difficult about it at all.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation but my co-worker did and got a higher starting pay than I did.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Super easy interview, the manager asked me to talk about my interests and hobbies and made me feel as relaxed as possible. I had the interview with one of the managers, and ended with the general manager who offered me the job on the spot, day of my interview. It was a very quick process and I was working in a matter of no time. They treat you like family when you work for Chili's and help you out no matter what.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because it had been my first job interview at that time, although if I could do it over I would ask if there were open opportunities to advance in the company. (to-go, QA, serving, etc.)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview. A manager calls about your application and sets up a time for you to come in for an interview. You basically meet with them during a shift and they go over your application and ask the basic questions: what is your work history? why chilis? then they let you know they will be contacting you soon.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you resolve an issue with a difficult customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    filled out an online app went in for interview was asked to come back and meet with front of house manager , came back and was invited back for third interview was a very typical interview for a server position

    Interview Questions
    • name a time you had to deal with a problem with a customer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    it was very open. Managment was very nice,respectful and easy to talk to. they explained rules, regulations,scheduling,security,proper storage,quality control,and food waste.i was asked about my experience as a cook all my skills and abilitys. all the questions were easy to answer and uderstandable.

    Interview Questions
    • there really wasn't any difficult or unexpected questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    great
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and took the assessment test, immediately received email to schedule an interview f2f. Two separate interviews with front house manager, then general manager. After a few days they compared interview notes and received a call that I got the job and to report to orientation at a scheduled date.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your best experience with customer service and what are specific things that made it a great experience?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Quick sit down interview with the manager and he asked me a few questions about my previous jobs, backgrounds and if I was available to work at nights weekends and on calls. I was available to work asap so they hired me fairly quickly

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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