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Updated Jul 2, 2014
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I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in November 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – 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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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

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Server/Bartender

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Nothing difficult is asked- just use your common sense.   Answer Question


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Server/Bartender
Jacksonville, FL

Interviewed at Chili's

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

Interview Question – none. basic question   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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Server/Bartender
Los Angeles, CA

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

Interview Details – 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 Question – The questions are all fairly standard for a restaurant position.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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Server/Bartender
McAllen, TX

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's in May 2009.

Interview Details – 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

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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Server/Bartender

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's in August 2007.

Interview Details – I took the test, then was interviewed by each manager

Interview Question – How would you handle "x" situation?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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Server/Bartender
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chili's in June 2010.

Interview Details – 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 Question – What would you do if you caught someone stealing from the company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Server wage is non negotiable.

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