Alamo Drafthouse Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Easy Interview
Chef Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse.
Interview Details – talked to a manager for 5 min and got the job. i knew some people that already worked there so that helped. people there were very helpful if i had any questions.
Runner Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse in February 2013.
Interview Details – everyone is very casual and upbeat. be honest and be yourself, the interviewers are looking for great personalities
Interview Question – what can you do to help improve the company View Answer
Negotiation Details – it is really an entry/new job for young people. take what is offered and improve thru your new developing work ethics
Food Runner Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse in August 2010.
Interview Details – typical simple questions to answer. they were really just looking for seasonal
Interview Question – there were really no difficult questions. they were looking for someone with food service experience and therefore i applied. simple stuff. very typical. at the time i had worked many food service jobs. they are all the same. i will say i liked the alamo drafthouse the most out of any of them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there was none. you will work this title until you prove you are good. then you will advance to a food server. then possibly a manager. again. typical food service
Very Easy Interview
Runner Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse in December 2012.
Interview Details – I submitted an application online and received a phone call the very next day for an interview. The interview was held next to the arcade, where someone was playing pinball the entire time, which was very irritating and loud. It was a group interview. We were asked a question and then went around the circle and answered, it was very easy. Most of the questions were not very experience related, stuff like "What is your favorite movie" and "What do you do?" We were told we would get a call back within a week. Once a week passed and I had not received a call, I called them and was told that they had been so busy that they hadn't had time to call anyone, and that I was hired. Training was the next day, which was very short notice. Overall, it seemed very disorganized.
Interview Question – None of the questions were hard at all, it was very casual. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There were no negotiations. You get minimum wage plus tip share, which usually brings you up to $9 or $10 an hour.
Projectionist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse in May 2011.
Interview Details – I emailed in my resume with a short message about what employment I was seeking. I got a call about 3 days later from the head there asking if I'd be willing to come in for an interview. I was still at college at the time and so had to wait until I got into town. Once back I went in and was given a tour of the location and was asked "so do you think you want to do this?" after I watched him start a movie and after my answer of "yes" that was about it for that "interview." I then had to interview with the GM of the location which was a more formal interview and at the end he made an offer which I accepted and had training that afternoon (apparently they needed someone badly).
Interview Question – There really were none. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
Cook Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Alamo Drafthouse.
Interview Details – I didn't really have much of an interview because I knew people who worked their and the person that hired me knew who I was. However, from what I have seen other people go through it all seems extremely simple. The biggest downside is that they are mostly unprepared, I saw someone wait for 30 minutes for the manager to even greet the person and then have to go back to the office to get the papers and info they needed. There can be 2 interviews, one with the manager of the position, for example the service manager or the kitchen manager, and then one with the GM. They call you with very little time for preparation, so if they are doing interviews on Thursday expect the call to come late Wednesday night or earlier Thursday morning, in some cases I have heard, "Can you be here at 4:30?" and it is currently 4. There have also been cases of group interviews.
Interview Question – I was simply asked if I would be able to perform my job correctly and without interruption since I knew and lived with peopel who worked there. As I said however, my interview was not customary. View Answer