Red Robin
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Red Robin Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2014

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Line Cook Interview

Line Cook
West Hartford, CT

I applied in-person and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Red Robin in May 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Easy Interview

Hostess Interview

Hostess
Lakewood, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Red Robin in August 2013.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – None really, all predictable.   Answer Question

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Hostess Interview

Hostess
Canoga Park, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Red Robin in August 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Line Cook Interview

Line Cook
North Olmsted, OH

The process took a day - interviewed at Red Robin in August 2011.

Interview Details – Asked questions very friendly had me go around and ask some of the other workers questions to test things

Interview Question – DEscribe the wrost boss you had?   Answer Question

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Door Welcome, Or Bus Boy Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Morgan Hill, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Robin in May 2010.

Interview Details – I went in for an interview after turning in an application and recieving a call by a shift manager named ( ), he was a really down to earth guy , real easy to get along with and feel comfortable enough to answer some of the questions that requuire some thought to your past work expeirnce. Like one of the questions asked to me "Tell me a time you had to react quickly to a situation and how you would handle that situation", which I kinda stumbled anyways but I still got a second interview for what i believe was me smiling, Greeting the "manager" style workers by name and introducing myself with my full name (minus middle, lol).
The second interview involved the store manager which he was a very relaxed and consistent interviewer it was a quick interview that was just a 1:1 conversation about my past expeirence, what I wanted to add to the company, also my own intrest (which I had listed some tech intrest I own on my re'sume) (aka: "Competitive Video Gaming", which sounds a bit unprofessional but in the right circumstances provide me with some good new people ice break conversations).
And by the way (btw) though I had some pretty cool and relaxed directed questionaire (interview) I always over think an interview before hand, but ive found talking to myself like a crazy person (hah) on the way to the interview about how great of a person and worker I'am it helps build my confedence before hand. Try it next time and scare some close by cars and probaly family members or friends while talking to yourself on the road.

"I am strong I'm the one man/woman that can truly work this job right"

Interview Question – Have you ever had to react quickly to a happening at the job or another situation?   View Answer

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Easy Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Red Robin in February 2010.

Interview Details – The HR reached me by finding my information from Monster.com and offered me a phone interview. I could not make it on the day they asked me and had to reschedule but they were very lazy about it. I had to call them at least ten times to reschedule. Finally got the rescheduled interview and afterward they said they will call but kept giving me excuses and ended up telling me a month later that they are not hiring...

Interview Question – How did you deal with rude customers?   View Answer

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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Robin in June 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and immediate that night I was emailed about setting up an interview. Next day I also received a call for an interview. Came in talked to manager, but not hiring manager, for about 5 minutes. Then about a week later I got a call to come in for an interview, but told him I already had one. He told me to come in that day anyways, and we talked again for about 5 minutes. Haven't heard since then.

Interview Question – What makes you YOU?   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Dishwasher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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

Interview Details – Applied online, took their silly assessment, and was called within a week to setup an interview after I saw an ad stating that a current location was hiring. The woman who interviewed me was very nice and all and questions were not difficult. Questions included were strengths? Weaknesses? What would you change in prior work place in regards to safety procedures? Availability and goals in life? Customer service and times where you worked under pressure? I was unfortunately turned down but glad since I wouldn't even be receiving 16 hours a week! Also if you're going to work in a place like this they want to see someone stay there for a long time. I was told that if hired I would be moved up after time but my career goals and the job I was applying for are different. Also the woman didn't seem to happy to know I only had open availability because of summer vacation.

Interview Question – Availability?   Answer Question

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