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Chili's Server/Waiter Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Interview Details – Walked right in, no resume. Greeted by manager. Interview questions were very easy. They don't open til 10am. So calling to make an apt earlier in the day, when they are not busy or coming in right at 10 when it is slower is the best time to see a manager.

Interview Question – What would you do If there was a dissatisfied customer.   View Answer

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League City, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in June 2010.

Interview Details – You interview with a manager during the slow hours(typically 2-4pm), from there you are invited to a training seminar. You meet at a restaurant location central to the surrounding locations early, before they open. You fill out paperwork, watch some training videos, and hopefully be invited back to the restaurant you initially applied to. From there you have 6-7 days of training focused on different groupings of food and learning how to juggle tables. You are tested daily on you food and typically presented with a couple of those meals you get to feast on. If you pass, you stay. Work your butt off and you can make money no problem.

Interview Question – testing over the salads is difficult. A lot of different items and you have to be very specific.   View Answer

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Bristol, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's in September 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process was thorough and contained a detailed background check, lots of hypothetical questions. They asked me questions on how I would handle certain customers in different situations, ie angry about this or that, or children trying to buy alcohol.

Interview Question – how would you handle a customer who is upset that their food came out wrong   Answer Question

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Carolina, PR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chili's in June 2009.

Interview Details – Hiring process is pretty straight forward, given the fact that these people are always looking for employees. Just ask for job applications on the restaurant you want to work or talk to someone who works on the restaurant to arrange an interview. My reccomendation is that if you really want to work here, as in every job, aim to connect with management or higher staff as other waiters or employees may see you as competition and throw your application away.

Interview Question – Interview was pretty straight forward, for the most part most difficult questions is why you left a job or why are you looking to work with them. Nothing fancy either.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – They said there were no slots available for my position but offered me a job as a dishwasher. I've been told that if you are a male and looking for a waiter job it is part of their process, there are many restaurants like that, at least where I live.

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Roanoke, TX

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

Interview Details – When I submitted my resume in person, I was immediately offered a time and date to to come in to the store for a one-on-one interview with the general manager. At the interview, I was asked a series of about 5 to 10 open-ended, free response questions by the general manager, and then, I took a skills test.

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Conroe, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in April 2011.

Interview Details – an initial interview, 100 question personality test, a follow up interview and final orientation meeting

Interview Question – The test was the hardest part... not difficult in material just tedious   Answer Question

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Dallas, TX

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chili's in March 2011.

Interview Details – It was quick and easy.

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Greensboro, NC

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in September 2009.

Interview Details – Easy but very long to take their 100 question test, if you don't pass you don't have a job.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Chilis and not any other chain?   View Answer

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Huntsville, AL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Chili's in October 2009.

Interview Details – This morning I called and spoke to the manager who told me that the restaurant was hiring and that I should come in between 2pm and 4pm to fill out an application. When I arrived I was greeted by the same manager that I spoke with on the phone, she handed me an application and directed me to the bar to fill it out. After I had filled out the application, I waited thirty minutes to speak with the manager, after I spoke with the manager I filled out a personality, skills and IQ test. The test had a lot of math questions, math that didn't seem to be relevant to the job. Anyway, After I filled out and turned in the test, I waited an hour to an hour and a half to speak with another manager for a second interview. After speaking with the second manager, I spoke with the first manager again and was offered the job. The entire process took about 3 hours. Everyone that I met was really nice and it seems like a great place to work.

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  • What would you do if you saw that one of your co workers was not "pulling their weight"?   View Answer
  • Why is it important that everyone in the restaurant get along with each other (i.e cooks, hosts, bartenders and servers).   Answer Question

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Interview Details – Initial small talk phone interview. Then you go in and are asked common question about chili's and prior work experience. Orientation follows this, where you learn to become a team member, or chilihead.

Interview Question – What is your favorite menu item?   Answer Question

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