Cracker Barrel Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spanish Fort, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel (Spanish Fort, AL).

    Interview

    Brought in for a quick interview. It was essentially a one and done type interview. Sat down with a manager in the dining room and discussed my background in the food industry. This was followed by a quick description of the role and company. Pretty simple interview considering the high turn-over rate for servers.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one of your priorities in the workplace?   1 Answer
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel (Columbia, SC).

    Interview

    A total waste of time. The interviewer know what hours I could work and never told me I had to be paired with someone else. This is a restaurant that is open at night.....how is it no one to train me at night?

    Reasons for Declining

    I gave my availability and I was called with a job offer pending my background which was dumb, normally a job would run that before they call. I called a few days later to enquire and I was told I had to work whatever they decide for a week. What happened to flexibility? School comes first, who wants to wear stars on there chest for ever?

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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cracker Barrel (Akron, OH) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The process lasted for about a week I came in and applied in person fora serving position on a Monday; i was asked to come back Wednesday to check back on my application. Friday I got an actual interview and was told that my facial piercings were a problem. The following Monday I called back and they rescheduled my interview for Friday. When I expressed that I found retainers for my piercings, the manager said she would call to set up orientation. They're starting me on the register and moving me up from there.

    Interview Questions

    • What I believe got me hired is my availability. I put an open availability for everyday.   Answer Question
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in June 2015.

    Interview

    I came into the store 15 minutes before my "scheduled" interview to compete an application while standing on the side of the register. I was approached by who I believe was the general manager, who was not aware that I even had an interview. I waited for 30+ minutes before another manager finally sat down with me and conducted an interview. I came to the conclusion that some of the staff were not friendly (and shouldn't really be working with people to begin with) after I saw that I was getting eyed down from some girls who worked there. Nobody seemed like they knew what they were doing. I feel like it's worth noting that my interviewer didn't smile once.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had a friend who was recently hired as a server. She mentioned to her manager that I was looking for a job and she told my friend they were hiring. I went to the store that day (Thursday) and my friend introduced me to the manager. I was handed an application and sat down at a table to fill it out. Afterwards, the manager sat down with me and asked about my schooling and I told her I was in college. She said great and said she would set me up with an interview at 8am on Monday. On Monday I arrived about 15 minutes early and was directed to a table and offered a glass of water. A different manager showed up about 5 minutes later and sat down to interview me. She asked me to tell her about myself. She then went over my application and confirmed the position I wanted. She then asked about my availability. She then asked if I was comfortable selling things to others and if I was comfortable talking to people. We talked about my past job and she asked me to fill out the background check form. She then said I was being offered a job and gave me the info about uniforms and orientation!

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Talked to one manager immediately, He said wait here and went to get the GM at the time, Waited 45 minutes before he finally came around, got hired on the spot though so that was nice.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barboursville, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel (Barboursville, WV) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I immediately was hired on the spot because of the effort I put in to get hired clothing wise. I was told I was the best dressed they had seen in a while.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect to get out of working here?   1 Answer
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    Hostess/Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in May 2015.

    Interview

    I called because I actually filled out an application on Snagajob. but then it told me I actually had to come inside and fill out a paper application, upon so meeting a manager. we had a quick chat I didn't even know that I was having my first interview! then I was scheduled for my second interview where they asked me basic questions and ask me about my availability, and some questions about regarding me being in college asking if I was willing to stay with them for for a long period of time. I said yes. Next thing you know I was filling out paperwork in given a date for my orientation. they feed you at orientation, which is pretty awesome.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to get the starting salary that I wanted, but that's not a big deal because you always get an opportunity for a raise. I think I'm going to like it here.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview

    Walked in with resume, received first interview on spot. Asked to come in next day to speak with GM and he offered me the job pending my clean background check.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Accepted job at base pay with promise of pay increase within a month.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview

    I applied online was called to come in and fill out a paper application and then speak with a manager. I sat down with a male manager for 15 minutes and he said let me check the schedule to see when to set up a second interview. Then a female manager came out and interviewed me and said another manager would come out and speak with me. He told me I was hired and gave me some paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like most about Cracker Barrel when you've came here? How would you calm down an upset customer?   Answer Question
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