Red Robin Interview Questions

Updated Jun 4, 2015
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    Host/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Red Robin (Phila, PA).

    Interview

    Submitted my application and got a call after about a week or two for an interview. Asked me basic interview questions, where the ideal work place would be, why I would fit in there, how I matched their values, etc. When I applied I was pretty young and had no work experience which they explained to me would be the reason if I did not get hired which looking back on it now was really great of them to explain why to me. While I didn't end up getting the job. the whole process was a good learning experience.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could work anywhere, where would you work and why?   1 Answer
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    Hostess/Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Robin (San Diego, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was called for an in person interview. I was seated and a guy who was also applying for the same position showed up too. We waited for the manager and then it was a 1:1 interview. I was asked to return for another interview in 2 days. I felt like it went well, but I never got a call back after the second interview. I think they probably hired people with better availability which is unfortunate, just know going into it that availability is a big issue. I was asked multiple times about my availability.

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    Interior Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Robin.

    Interview

    Met with four managers. I wasn't exactly sure who I would be reporting to. As the interview went on, I gathered I would be working with multiple departments. They hire outside companies for design work, but review documents within. Sometimes becomes a problem from design to implementation.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Red Robin.

    Interview

    I had one interview the guy interviewing me was unprofessional he acted like I was intimidating him when I was expecting to be the timid one. He said I made a great impression on him and that he would go see if the GM had time to come talk to me. The GM peeked out at me I suppose to see what I looked like lol and the guy who interviewed came back and said he didn't have time at the present moment and he would call me back in a couple of hours to let me know when a good time for the second interview would be. He never called.

    Interview Questions

    • He really didn't ask any unexpected questions just why did I like working in a restaurant   1 Answer
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    Server/Busser/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Red Robin (Plainfield, IL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. A day later I received a call from Red Robin to schedule an interview. The interview was scheduled for that Friday. When I arrived the hostess sat me at a table (it was a little after 2) and I waited for probably about 15 minutes for the interviewer to come out. When she came out she had us move to a booth. She had a small stack of papers with her. Apparently the papers were my application and interview questions. She also had a blank piece of paper that she said was for her to take notes on and that the notes wouldn't necessarily be good or bad. At the end of the interview she hadn't written anything down. She literally read the interview questions off of the paper.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. Just regular run of the mill questions. What are your strengths? What would your former coworkers say about you? Etc.   1 Answer
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Robin (Roseville, CA).

    Interview

    I had two interviews with two different managers. The first interview was great, she was prepared, and I felt it went very well. The interview with the second person was not as good. He didn't have the notes from my previous interview, didn't have my information with him, and was not prepared at all. It was very awkward. It seemed more like he was lecturing me than interviewing me. At the end of this interview he said I would get a call the next Monday or Thursday. Well a week after he said he call I decided to call to see if a decision was made and I was told he would call back (he never did). A week after that I got a call from a different manager at the same location to set up an interview. It seems that my information was never updated to show that I was interviewed and in those three weeks a decision was still not made. I'm still interested in the job, but it is ridiculous how unorganized the management at this location is. Basically I'm still waiting on the outcome and if I didn't need a job so bad I would be looking elsewhere.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult to answer. If you are prepared they are pretty straight forward.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Robin.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a phone call about two days later asking to schedule an interview. I went in for the interview a week later. The manager was very nice and courteous. He asked the basic interview questions like what are your strengths and weaknesses, what would co-workers say about you, what is your definition of excellent customer service, how would you handle upset customers, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you do to make your customer service better than others?   Answer Question
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canoga Park, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Red Robin (Canoga Park, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the general manager and another employee sat in to listen. I guess she was the hiring manager. The interview went pretty well. It was more of a casual set up so it wasn't nerve-racking. The general manager was an old man and he seemed pretty friendly. They didn't ask any hard questions. It lasted for about 10 minutes and I wore a business casual attire.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Red Robin?
      What is one thing you did in a job when you went above and beyond your usual tasks?
      What is one instant when you had to deal with a difficult customer?
       
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  10.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Red Robin (Lakewood, WA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call back a few days later. Had an interview with one of the managers and she was really nice and made me feel comfortable. She asked "Why do you want to work here?" "Do you have open availability?" "Why should we choose you?" "Tell me 3 things you'd want me to know about you?" "Are you planning on going back to school?" "Any questions for me?" Basic stuff like that. Then she made a 2nd interview with the GM a few days later and I thought it was going alright at first but I could tell she didn't really like me for who knows what reason. I was polite and made eye contact even. She asked most of the same questions, and a couple different ones like "Do you have your food handlers card?" "What do you think your duties for this position will be like?" She just seemed somewhat uninterested. She said she would call me back no more than 4 days later, but I never heard anything at all.

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Hartford, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Red Robin (West Hartford, CT) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Their process is quick. After you apply they take 2 to 3 days to call (sometimes up to 5), you will get call for one interview with the General Manager then in 1 or 2 days you get a second interview with the X Manager( X= Kitchen, FOH, Bartender, depends where you apply). It can be also in vise-versa, first with X Manager then with the General Manager. After the interviews the orientation will be in 1 or 2 days and then you will start to work the coming Monday or Tuesday.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty much is all the same for the questions if you compare with others restaurants. You know, why you will like to work here, why do we have to pick you over other applicants, etc.   Answer Question

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