Taco Bell General Manager Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Taco Bell in October 2014.

    Interview

    I had initially seen an ad about a Taco Bell management job fair but I could not attend due to other commitments, so I went to the Taco Bell website and applied that way. I heard back from a field recruiter within a week or less. She sent me some info to look over that had to do with the company and then set up a phone interview with me. The phone interview was about 20-30 mins long and I was asked about my background in management and my previous salary, what my schedule was like, what my expectations were. She then said that she would forward my information to the area manager and let them decide what to do from that point on. I got an email stating that I could come for an interview later that week with the district/area manager. I showed up for that and was interviewed by two people. They asked me a lot of questions about prior management experience and my schedule. I asked what the next step was in the hiring process and was told that it is usually a 3 part deal, but that the third person to interview candidates was the 2nd person doing my interview that day so i got to skip the 3rd interview! They finished the interview and let me know I would hear from them within 24 hours one way or another. I was called back within a couple of hours and given a verbal offer of the job. I was told that once my background check etc had been submitted that I would be given a written contract via email and could start the 6-8 week training process.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the best part of your last job?
      What was the most challenging part of your last job?
      Why do you want to work for Taco Bell?
      Tell me about yourself.
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was asked my previous salary during the 1st interview. During conversation with the 3rd interview person I was asked what I was looking for salary wise. I stated that I had left my previous job at 36k and had started it at 32k and was hoping for somewhere in between those two numbers, obviously believing my abilities place me at the high end. They stated that sounded reasonable to work with and when I was given the offer they offered me a base of 36k and bonuses.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Taco Bell (Madison, WI) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted within 30 days by a HR rep. Set up a phone interview for the following week. Covered basic questions, why Taco Bell, some situational questions along with behavioral questions.

    She immediately set up a second interview with the area coach and director of operations for later that week.

    Second interview was pretty relaxed and laid back. Consisted of going over previous experiences, achieved goals, training techniques, and why they should hire you. If you have never worked for a Taco Bell, if they choose to move forward with you they will schedule a RJP during a lunch or dinner rush with a stores GM (realistic job preview). This Is used to give you a first hand look at what you're getting into.
    If you have past Taco Bell experience, they may have you skip the RJP.

    I was offered the position and accepted the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where an employee is consistently under performing?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Generous offer. No room for negotiation, they have set guidelines for salaries.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Taco Bell (El Paso, TX).

    Interview

    They will expect you to smile. They are looking for a positive attitude and knowledge about food service. They want to know why you want to work there. If you are interviewing for management you will have 3 separate interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Taco Bell?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They will offer you a set amount there is not really much room for negotiation. Shift Manager$9-$10 dollars an hour. Employee- min wage to 50 cents above minimum wage. Assistant General Manager - $28,000 - $35,000. General Manager $40,000 to $50,000. Area Coach - $55,000- $65,000.

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Taco Bell.

    Interview

    Online application, phone interview, In person interview with an area general manager, phone interview with district manager.

    Interview Questions

    • basic questions, just trying to get a feel for your ethics and commitment   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Spoke about salary where I have come from and they offered 2000 more per year. ended up being 38000 per year salary

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    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Taco Bell (Columbia, MO) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Be casual and direct, know your worth. Remind yourself that this is the lowest pit you can be in, and if you don't get what you want just walk away. You are worth a lot to Taco Bell, remember that Taco Bell has nothing to offer you in return. It's just hell.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiated for a salary. Months later the salary still did not kick in. They usually pay you around 9.5 hourly.

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    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Union, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Taco Bell (Union, NJ) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied via the internet and received a call to set up an interview. The interview was very simple and was typical of rest. management.

    Interview Questions

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Taco Bell.

    Interview

    Had a first initial interview, then had a RJP for 5 hours where I was able to see what I was getting into with 6 other candidates. 2nd interview with Senior staff and HR. Offer and acceptance within two weeks upon initial interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The salary was very competitive along with fantastic benefits so negotiation was not applicable here.

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Restaurant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Taco Bell (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online- immediate follow up from a Recruiter
    Interviewed with District Manager
    Interviewed with a Corporate Rep

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave your currrent employer   1 Answer
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    Restaurant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Taco Bell (Omaha, NE) in October 2012.

    Interview

    1 telephone and 2 face to face interview process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I told them I earn $52,000 a year, I need at least a lateral move or better.

  11. Helpful (3)  

    Restaurant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Taco Bell (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    I applied on-line, telephone interview and set up a face to face with the Area Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you recruit and retain minimum wage employees.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. They stated the salary - but forgot to mention that you would be expected to work over 70 hours per week I would have been better off meeting the devil at the crossroads and trading my sole to play guitar. At least I would have had a good time and learned a usable skill..

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