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Cracker Barrel Interview Questions

Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    First a phone interview with a recruiter..followed by an online assessment..face to face interview with a Dm which I was not impressed by ..followed by another phone interview with another Dm.. no idea exactly what they are looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Server/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Walked in to eat dinner with some friends and decided to just apply because I hadn't had any luck with other restaurants. After I filled out the form, I had to wait for a bit but it was understandable seeing as how they were pretty busy. When there was a free manager, we sat down and he interviewed me right there! Wasn't expecting it but was actually happy I could get it out of the way. He was really nice and laid back and said to just honestly answer the questions the way I normally would. The questions were mainly about where I used to work and they had me describe a couple scenarios that had occurred to me before and how I handled them. There were still other applicants to interview so now all I'm waiting on is a call within the next week or so. I really do want to work there! Everybody seems so nice and the hostess was really conversational about her job and what it was like there. The manager was really a cool dude too.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a problem there has been with a customer in the past, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jasper, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jasper, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Cracker Barrel in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at the beginning of September. One of the managers told me I "wasn't flexible with the hours" although I stated on my application that I'd be willing to work at opening time till 7. After that, he told me there were no server positions, but another manager would call me about a cashier position for another interview. I so far have not received a call back. I consider it highly unprofessional and results in high turnover when a manager lies and tells you that you'll receive a phone call. I will wait and see, but overall it has left me with a bad taste in my mouth - and not just from the very overrated food.

    Interview Questions
    • It was about the hours. I was pretty flexible, but apparently they want slave labor to work all hours of the night to wash silverwear.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trussville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trussville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I walk into the resteraunt and receive an application from the cashier. I filled it out in my car, and I took it back inside. The cashier then lets the other employees know that there was an applicant that turned in his application with his communication device. Then I am directed by a waitress to sit in the third section of seating and told that a manager will come and interview me. A few minutes later the manager comes, and we talk for a minute. He was very nice and laid back. I forgot to fill out the opposite side of the cream-colored form. I didn't notice it, and when the manager turned the back page over, I apologized for not filling it out. I felt pretty bad for not checking it. He asked me if I had any previous work experience. I said no. He asked me why I wanted to work for Cracker Barrel, and I told him that the reasons why I wanted to do so was because I loved the food, and I just wanted to start somewhere as being a server if they hired me. This is my first interview as an applicant for a business! I'd say it wasn't bad.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Clairsville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Clairsville, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    Very quick and straight forward. They just want to know about your availability to work and you can't have any visible tattoos, painted nails, out of the ordinary piercings, or a crazy color of hair.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Par IV Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kankakee, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kankakee, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    Quick easy in and out hired on the spot! They hired me while I was currently pregnant.. They dont discriminate at all!
    They had a great person for the orientation. I loved it.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Host/Server/Bus Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gardendale, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gardendale, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in person and they told me to come back 2 days later on a monday around 2:30. I went and had an interview with an associates manager. She told me to come back the next day around the same time to have another interview. I talked to a different associates manager on the second day and she told me to come back the next day to have another interview. When I arrived on the 3rd interview to cracker barrel, they seemed to be at a busy time in the day. I stood around for 5 minutes waitng to talk to the general manager, but he was busy also. ANOTHER associates manager came around and informed me that there was a conference call that the GM had to attend to but he would try to squeeze me in beforehand. I stood around waiting for another 10 minutes until the same Associate manager sat me down for an interview. A few minutes into this one, the restaurant was getting crowded and the associates manager had to go help. He told me they would call in a week about it. Never got a call back. called after a week and they just told me my application would be in there for 30 days.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier/Retail Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to my local Cracker Barrel and applied in person and was interviewed that same day by the Male Manager. After the interview he told me I was qualified for the position and told me twice he would call me for a second interview with the other manager (who was just hired) when he got her schedule in order. Two weeks later and have heard nothing from them, guess honesty isn't their first priority. I have another job now, but if you say you're going to call someone then you should it's common curiosity, and Cracker Barrel at least the one in my town is seriously lacking it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    I called the store just to ask about hiring opps for 16 year olds & was asked to come in! I came in, was interviewed with manager for servers & then was referred to retail manager. I was interviewed by her a few days later, then called back for interview with the store manager. The interview with the store manager was really nice, she & I just talked about the role I would have, she got to know me, & got a feel of my personality. The interview with the store manager was a bit more intense and straightforward!

    Interview Questions
    • Suprisingly, I wasn't prepared to answer-- "How do you expect to handle this and your heavy school work?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through snag-a-job, was contacted a few days later. No questions were asked; the manager simply explained the job duties. We both agreed I wasn't a fit.

    No Offer

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