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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Restaurant Manager Interview

Restaurant Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster.

Interview Details – I have a lot of management experience so it was a no brainier to hire me. I interviewed with the Talent Acquisition team then with 2 Director of Operations. After my back ground check was passed..*whew thank god* and i passed my drug check *also another close one* they offered me the job. I like the fact I get paid every week. I would say I like the fact that once they got to know me the care about where I work they want me to be successful, my previous employer was not like that at all more of a SINK or SWIM situation.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when your morals were tested dealing with an employee?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – i told them what I wanted and what i felt I was worth they came in 8,000 under i came down 2,000 from my offer they came up 5,500 more and i said ok lol.

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Server
Elyria, OH

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Red Lobster in October 2012.

Interview Details – Very short interview with one manager at first. they don't ask many relevant questions or anything to assist them in hiring . quite pointless. dress nice and be confident is all that they want

Negotiation Details – there wasn't any room for negotiation

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Hostess
Chesterfield, MO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Red Lobster in July 2014.

Interview Details – I had my first interview today with a service manager. The interview took about 30 minutes and was fairly simple! He had a piece of paper which had the questions he was asking me on it and the highest rating was 7 which is what I got on every answer. The questions were centered mostly around what I could bring to the company, and some school questions because I don't yet have work experience (such as favorite subject, what would I do in a situation if a person wasn't really doing there fair share of work, etc). He also went over stuff about the job like how many times a week I would work, so that took some time. He also sort of talked about their expectations for workers, and its important that you can be up on your toes, and know how to explain why you can do that.

Interview Question – He asked why/how I could stay up on my toes and I didn't really know how to explain it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Moving onto the second interview.

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Dish Washer Interview

Dish Washer

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

Interview Details – Put in an application, wait for a phone call. Once you have received a phone call show up, dress to impress. Go over the job, and a few questions and your good to go.

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Server
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Red Lobster in June 2012.

Interview Details – Attended mass interview on recruiting day. Interviewed with front of house manager and general manager. Interview was pleasant and quick. I was one of several dozen scheduled for the same time. The process was very simple but I had to wait a long time before speaking to anyone.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was regarding handling difficult customers   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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Server Assistant Interview

Server Assistant
Savannah, GA

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

Interview Details – I applied for the server assistant position online via the Red Lobster career section. I received a call the next day that told me when to come in for an in-person interview. The questions asked were typical questions that centered around customer service and the values of the company. I was hired on the spot.

Interview Question – Explain how you would sell this menu item to a customer.   Answer Question

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Hostess Interview

Hostess

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

Interview Details – Basically they just ask normal and easy interview questions, they use to give you the test in the restaurant but now you take it online with your application, and then they will either hire you on the spot or talk to the GM and you will get a call back usually no more than a day later.

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase.

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"Server" Interview

"Server"

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

Interview Details – Online then a face to face then hired a day later there was a group during the interview kinda overwhelming knowing that some would get hired and others would not

Interview Question – Why do I want to work here?   Answer Question

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Culinary Manager Interview

Culinary Manager
Bridgewater, NJ

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in September 2013.

Interview Details – Fast and thorough. Took 2 week to begin my training. I was also hired from with in the company so that might of taken a part. I started off with an assessment, Then an interview with director of operations.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Just knowing it always comes down to your guest and team. Those are the most important part. They are what keep your restaurant going.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes they are will too

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Restaurant Manager Interview

Restaurant Manager
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Red Lobster in June 2010.

Interview Details – Be sure to review the company's website- become familiar with the core values of respect, integrity, genuine caring, hospitality, and teamwork. Research the company background (started in 1968 in Lakeland, FL), and understand the "people first" culture of the company. Be honest and candid!

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were unhappy with a previous job position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – One phone call, accepted immediately upon offer

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