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Waitress Interview

Waitress
Alexandria, VA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in January 2012.

Interview Details – Was called the day after I applied online, went in two days later and interviewed with our General Manager, then came back a day later and interviewed with the Bar manager, and lastly with the service manager. I applied as a host, but they said that I had enough work experience to be a server ( even though i had no restaurant experience) took a personality test which i passed, then signed all W2 papers and was told to come in for training the next week! It was a great process. Followed around a great longtime employee who coached me before i felt comfortable taking my own section.

Interview Question – I was asked to sell our General Manager a bottle of ketchup haha, i did it pretty well, but make sure you know how to talk to people casually, while you are really trying to influence them, especially people in power   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was given papers to sign, and able to


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Waitress Interview

Waitress
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in August 2010.

Interview Details – Because of the relaxed atmosphere, it should come as no surprise that my initial decision to apply at TgiFridays was based on eating there as a customer. I had come in with two friends and one of these friends was pregnant. She had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to drink; our server brought multiple drinks to her before it tasted right to her. I was impressed with the patience of the server and the willingness of the restaurant to help her find a drink. I asked to see a manager and I asked about whether they were hiring.

After the conversation with the manager, I filled out an application and the next day I had a phone call. I went through a first interview and was then passed to a second quickly. The managers asked me how I solved problems, how well I got along with others, what motivated me, and what kinds of positive reinforcement I was used to. Friday's tries to find servers who can balance very different, individualized personalities with work ethic. It is the morale of the restaurant to have servers who do not conform to the restaurants way, but who complement the business's policies in their own way. They found me suitable and I started the next week.

Interview Question – Explain briefly a situation in which you and a supervisor disagreed on something, and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a two week long training schedule that enabled me to quit my former job in good standing. I was able to negotiate a schedule that worked out perfectly.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Waitress Interview

Waitress
Brooklyn, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in July 2011.

Interview Details – Discussed my background in waitressing.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Prefer to work for a private restaurant.


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Waitress Interview

Waitress

Interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's

Interview Details – Interview with a manager and a trial shift.

Interview Question – Experience with unhappy customers?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate working on night at the weekend (including Friday) rather then two shifts.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Waitress Interview

Waitress

The process took a day - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in January 2012.

Interview Details – This was a very quick interview with the manager. The manager asked if I had ever waitressed before and what I could bring to the restaurant .

Interview Question – Have you ever worked in a restaurant before?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Waitress Interview

Waitress

The process took 2 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in February 2008.

Interview Details – Interview with a general manager, then a long personality test, and the one final test. It goes pretty quickly, I was hired the next day.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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