T.G.I. Friday's
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T.G.I. Friday's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014

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Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in February 2014.

Interview Details – Upon receiving my resume I was invited to take an online assessment. I did not hear back so I followed up and was finally scheduled for a phone interview with HR - 11 days later. I was informed that I would be moving forward in the process with the district manager, but I did not hear back. I once again followed up and was finally scheduled to meet with a GM instead - this occurred 21 days after last contact. I was informed by the GM that I would be moving forward with the District Manager as originally intended. Once again there was no follow up - I tried contacting HR twice over the next 11 days until finally receiving a stock email letting me know they were moving in another direction. The entire process from beginning to end took 43 days.

Interview Question – Questions were fairly standard but interviews were very long - At least 90 minutes each and the GM was 20 minutes late to the second.   View Answer

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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Nashville, TN

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in March 2013.

Interview Details – I arrived 10 minutes early. Hosts were very friendly and asked if I wanted a drink while I waited. One came and asked me to sit at a booth for the manager. Manager was really laid back and read the questions off of a sheet. They were pretty basic questions but there were 2 I didn't understand and had to bs it. I saw that there were sections for him to rate my answers 1-5. I was too nervous (hadn't had an interview in 2 years) so I didn't come off very fun or outgoing and ended up not getting a call even after coming back for a second interview. I was more interested in working in the back of the house so they could probably sense that.

Interview Question – He grabbed the salt grinder off the table and told me to sell it to him.   Answer Question

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Training Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Carrollton, TX

I applied through other source and interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's.

Interview Details – I was very surprised by the interview process. Two people walked in. One excused herself. A few minutes into the conversation the second person excused herself. They ended the interview 10 minutes into the session and boy was I glad. I brought a pen capable of recording both audio and my keystrokes - commonly known as a LiveScribe. It seemed to freak them out. I thought wow what do these people have to hide. This place was not what had been sold to me - a really good place to work with cool people. The interview was interrupted twice. A total wash. They said they had to attend to an urgent matter - yeah right.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

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Restaurant Manager Interview

Restaurant Manager
Houston, TX

The process took 2 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in April 2011.

Interview Details – first phone interview. then they make you take a test online. once you pass the est they called to have another phone interview. Then they set a date for 1 on 1 interview.. you have a interview with the gerneral manager for abut 30 min. they make you work the lunch shift. then another interview with lunch.

Interview Question – what do you know about fridays   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server
Springfield, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in October 2011.

Interview Details – I met with the manager, and he told me about the job; salary, training process. He then asked me to describe myself and asked me if I had any questions for him. He told me that if he were to continue the hiring process, I would be called back for another interview.

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

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Hostess Interview

Hostess
Woodland Hills, CA

The process took 6 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in October 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online and was called in for an interview about 3 days later. I went in two days later and met with the kitchen manager. He mostly just clarified my experience, and then asked if I had any questions for him. I didn't get a second interview.

Interview Question – Do you have any questions for me?   View Answer

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Waiter Interview

Waiter
Richmond, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in May 2011.

Interview Details – I walked in to ask if the location was hiring, and after confirmation I applied online. I was called back the same day, and soon after I went in for an interview. The first interview went well, and everyone I had talked to up to that point was very accomodating and friendly. I passed that one, and was set up for a second interview with the GM. He, on the other hand, was not much of a people person- I felt very uncomfortable talking with him, as he asked of me several questions I found difficult to answer (e.g. Discuss an instance in which you were involved in a conflict with a fellow employee and how you resolved it.)

If you want to give TGIF a shot, then I'd say go for it! When you are being interviewed, smile a lot and keep an upbeat attitude- your actions are more reflective of you than your words.

Interview Question – Discuss an instance in which you were involved in a conflict with a fellow employee and how you resolved it.   View Answer

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Waitress Interview

Waitress
Norwich, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in August 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, then received 'pre interview' questions to fill out, after 4 days received an email inviting me to an Audition interview. Arrived, played some team work games, got to know the group (only around 20 of us there) then had 2 minutes to do our party trick/performance/presentation. I did a performance of a song with my guitar, someone did a tap dance and someone else brought along props to do with their life and spoke about them. They then ask you simple questions like 'how do you think your personality will fit in at Fridays?' And 'where do you see yourself in 10 years time'.
That is all done in front of a group, then individually taken away for questions. Simple ones again like 'why fridays?' 'Do you have any holidays planned?' 'How do you plan to get here.'
Still waiting on whether I was successful or not as audition was only yesterday.

Interview Question – 'What would your personality bring to Fridays, how would you fit in?'   View Answer

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Waiter Interview

Waiter

Interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's

Interview Details – They ended up not even doing a hiring process and asked if I would do a test run with a guy who was training as a manager to do interviews. Nice guys but kind of a messed up thing to do to a college kid looking for work.

Interview Question – What is your favorite type of TGIF food?   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in January 2010.

Interview Details – I met with a manager between the lunch and happy hour/dinner rush around 2:30-3 P.M. and he was more than willing to give me plenty of his time. I was instructed to fill out an APP first and then we spoke for about 30 minutes. I was asked about personality traits and overall demeanor as well as expectations. He said I had the "perfect look" for what they were looking for but they had no current openings. As far as the interview itself it was very easy, but I never did hear back from them.

Interview Question – What did I see myself doing in 10 years?   View Answer

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