Chili's Server/Bartender Interview Questions

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Server/Bartender Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chili's in November 2013.

Interview

Very quick and informal, met with one of the managers who made me feel very comfortable. Was up front about the store needs and interested in my skills and history as a customer. Left feeling good about getting the job. Was training within 3 days and working my own section assignments within a week of that.

Interview Questions

  • None per say, just asked about my opinion on good customer service and about my availability. We spent most of the time talking about their expectations of me, which were reasonable.   1 Answer

Negotiation

I told them up front my needs as far as how many shifts I needed to work to make the tips I wanted and they let me know the most profitable shifts up front. All they asked in return was to be reliable and consistent and I would have priority in choosing shifts over less skilled or available people. Since then I have pretty consistently made my tip goals and only had sporadic conflicts in scheduling and work assignments.

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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    You have to fill out an application online and take a personality test in order to even get an interview. Then you go through a few interviews (two if I remember correctly) to get hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult is asked- just use your common sense.   Answer Question
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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Go in apply for a job. Take personality and skills test

    Interview Questions

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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Hiring is done entirely online, which is frustrating for people who are lacking in experience but make up for it in personality. Our managers refuse to speak to drop ins or people who are following up after submitting their applications. You must pass a multiple choice personality/intelligence test before you are hired.
    I was hired before the online hiring began. I walked in and was hired the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions are all fairly standard for a restaurant position.   Answer Question
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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garland, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Chili's (Garland, TX) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was as easy as they get. Complete application, speak with manager, got hired on the spot. Then there's orientation and 5-7 training shifts which takes anywhere from a week to two depending on number of trainers and how many people are going through training. Then you're making your own money. You don't get to keep the tips you make while in training, keep in mind.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of how you've gone above and beyond normal job requirements. If you just do your basic job function it can take a moment to think of something that qualifies.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It is not a negotiation, you get paid what servers are paid. You're income depends on how well you take care of your guests needs.

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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McAllen, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's (McAllen, TX) in May 2009.

    Interview

    You fill out the aplication and as soon as your down they give you a test to take that mesasures personality as well as skills and IQ if you fail you dont move on to the next process which is the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here   1 Answer
    • Why did you leave your last job   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    you are able to negotiate days of avaiblity but thats pretty much it

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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's in August 2007.

    Interview

    I took the test, then was interviewed by each manager

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Walked in with resume, asked to speak to a manager to give resume in person. Got asked to fill in an application. Got interviewed right away. Had a second interview with a second manager. Then started as soon as I was available

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you caught someone stealing from the company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Server wage is non negotiable.

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