Applebee's Cook Interview Questions

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Cook Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring Hill, TN
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring Hill, TN
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in January 2014.

Interview Details

I was told that I'm hired since they are desperate for a cook. At the same time, the manager told me to go buy a pair of non-slip shoes and a pair of black jeans. I spent about $35 and the day for the interview with the GM, he told me that my application was denied due to the personally test. Say what? The reason was that the test showed I can't work well under pressure. Really? If owning my own business in construction and dealing with over 25 guys at one time or another isn't pressure enough, I don't know what it is. This test is such a scam, designed only to trip you up. Another form of discrimination where companies use computers to funnel you further into unemployment and welfare status

Interview Questions
  • Verbal interview went well, but GM can't hire anyone until computer program says so.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    roomate worked there said general manager was going to be in came, came in in dress clothes, hired me on spot

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicopee, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicopee, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Applebee's in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Parkersburg, WV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Parkersburg, WV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applebee's in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Sat down with a member of management, went over details of the work, and hours expected from me. Took a two part personality test to determine if I worked well with other people. After that, was asked to provide details of my prior kitchen experience and relate it to Applebee's standards. Then, I was shown around the kitchen and introduced to people, and given my uniforms and first week's schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you found one of the cooks stealing food.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Applebee's in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    After I applied i called 5 days later between 2-5p.m. (standard down time for restaurants), I asked for the manager which was busy at the time so I asked to leave a message( my name, phone#, nature of phone call ( checking the status of my application). The manager called me back , we set up an interview( if possible always agree to the time they propose) the first interview went well. Its a 1:1 interview basic questions( what is your job history, describe your previous jobs and work experience, why should we hire you). If your first interview goes good you will take personality and skills test that same day. Then set up 2nd interview. Lastly, 2nd./ 3rd. interview sometimes there is a 3rd interview, usually when the management is really trying hard to decide between a couple good applicants. The last interview is with 2 managers, typically back off house manager for cooks/ front of house manager for( servers and host(s) ) and the store manager./ general manager. If that interview goes well , congrats your hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know anyone that works here, have you had any personal relations with any of the people who work here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not that much room to negotiate, although it depends on your experience. At most you can negotiate a dollar above minimum wage as your starting wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    interviewed w kitchen mgr went good a day later interviewed w gm again went good offered job both were very nice culture is fast paced

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiated pay try to get highest pay because after first raise {6mos} raises are yearly and small maybe 15 cents
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Applebee's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    i went in and met with the manager. we talked about my resume and my background and he gave me a call back a few days later. i went in for a second round and accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Took a personality test. 150 questions which I "had 20 minutes to finish" (wow). I took longer than 20min. Gave test to the manager and she said if I did well an interview would take place in a few days. I got a call back 2 days later. I was told the cook positions were filled but server and host jobs were available. After she told me the pay rate for those positions(well below minimum wage) I declined.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Applebee's in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    quick and easy

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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