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Updated Jan 16, 2015
Updated Jan 16, 2015
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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy. Be energetic and happy. Willing to work any shifts. They sit you down for a one on one with manager. They will ask you questions about your past experiences, how you deal with irrate or dissatisfied guests, what you hope to accomplish by working for them

    Interview Questions
    • What you want to do beyond serving. Usually at the time you are just looking for a job.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    To-Go Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    I knew a friend that worked there so I ended up having a short interview and was hired immediately. It was a bit odd not having an official interview. I took a math and personality test which is a necessary part of the hiring part.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult questions. They asked when I could start training.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chili's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the Brinkers.com website and about two days later I got an email asking for an interview, I set up and interview for later that week. I showed up to my interview and had about a 5 minute wait until a manager cam to talk to me. The woman who interviewed me was super nice and made the interview short and sweet, she hired me on the spot. She asked for my availability and told me what my starting hourly rate would be. She then scheduled me to have orientation 2 days later. I came back on the day for orientation and had about a 10-15 minute wait until the manager came and spoke with me and the other hostess who was just hired. She went over the dress code, explained what's expected of us, told us about the In-house charity, talked about the possibility of transitioning to a server if we desired, she gave us a tour of the place, had us fill out some forms, and then we were done. I trained for about two days and the training process was great.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Host Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got an email a few weeks after applying, asking me to schedule a time for an interview. I chose to have the interview on the 15th, and was called on the 18th with an offer for the position as hostess. I then received an email with instructions to complete some online paperwork before going in for my first day.

    The interview: I arrived about 15 minutes early and waited about 5 minutes for the hiring manager to come out. We sat at a booth and he was casual and conversational. He asked a few questions about my past jobs, and was mostly interested in a restaurant job I'd had few years back (similar type of restaurant to Chili's so it was the most relevant). The interview was going well but I made sure to ask him questions as well, in an attempt to keep the interview going a bit longer and hoping to leave a good impression as someone talkative and sociable, like asking him how long he'd been with the company and what a typical day is like for a hostess, and asking him how he enjoyed working there.

    After the interview he mentioned that he had a few more interviews that week but said he'd call me either way to let me know. It was surprisingly one of the easiest interviews I've had, maybe because his demeanor helped me feel at ease, as it was more like chatting with an older brother.

    10-15 minutes early and I was done by maybe 5 minutes after my scheduled time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southern Pines, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southern Pines, NC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Went in for an interview and hired right on the spot. The general manager, asked me some basic questions about myself and got a feel for my personality. I didn't have any other serving experience but I did have experience in a restaurant and the general manager hired me based on my personality.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through snagajob, and was hired on the spot at my interview because they were desperate for prep cooks. The restuarant industry has quite the turnover rate. I interviewed with a wonder manager. Back of house is almost always more laid back than front of house, because customers can't see you.

    Accepted Offer

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