Applebee's

www.applebees.com
Profile Unclaimed

Applebee's Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
228 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

63%
22%
13%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

46%
35%
7%

Interview Difficulty

2.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I was pretty much hired with a very simple interview. Just wanted to know experience, availability & why I wanted to work there. There were a few questions about how to act in troublesome situations. Management was very friendly at interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if someone walked out without paying?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated hours
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I completed a one on one interview at an Applebees in Illinois. The process began on the phone, which led to the in person interview with a manager of human resources. The interview questions were those that sought an idea of personality type, professionalism, and confidence in decision making. I was asked if I would be willing to submit a urine sample for testing as it was standard practice for this particular franchise.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing to difficult came about in the interview. They did ask how I felt about terminating employees.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job position received an email exactly one week later from the manager. wanting me to come in for an interview. attended the interview and interview lasted about 30 to 45 minutes and it just consisted of questions like how would you greet a customer when they walk into the resturant? what interested you in working in a hospitality atmosphere? questions about my job history and then I just had to verify my information turn in my resume

    Interview Questions
    • What interested you about wanting to work in an hospitality atmosphere?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The employer will call and schedule you for an interview, you will either meet the manager or if not the manager, a kitchen supervisor. Depending on how well you do on the interview, you would either be asked to come back for a second interview and a drug test or you would not be.

    I had a pretty bad experience. I really wanted this job just because I knew it would help me advance in what my goals were. The kitchen supervisor was really nice, and we had a good conversation, but I don't know about the general manager.

    I remember my first interview with them, they had me wait a good 45 minutes to tell me over and over again that the manager was not there and that he switched shifts and in the end, the kitchen supervisor gave me an interview. When they scheduled me for a 2nd interview, they made sure it was on a day the general manager was here. But when I got there they had me wait again for another 30 minutes. They gave me a personality test and then told me they would call in a week. A week came and no call. It's not been about 3 weeks, so it's safe to assume that call will never come. Even though the interview process was horrible, the people there are amazingly nice. Especially the staff that I came across!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online. About 2 weeks later I received a call at 8 pm to come in the next day for an interview. I show up and have an interview with one of the managers. It was an easy interview, basically asked me about myself, asked me if I had any pets. Then he sets up another interview for the next day with a different manager. I meet with the kitchen manager, same thing as the day before, really short and easy interview. She then tells me to come back two days later for a third interview with the general manager and warned me that I should be prepared to sell something from the menu during my interview and that it would be a little more formal and the questions would be harder.
    For the third interview I show up early and I see the GM still interviewing another girl. As I'm waiting 3 more people show up for interviews scheduled after mine. At this point 40 minutes has passed and the GM is still talking to the same interviewee. Finally its my turn. He was impersonal and short with me to say the least especially compared to the other two managers I met previously. He asked me why I wanted to work at Applebee's, general questions about myself and then asked me to first sell him something from the menu and then pretend I was selling something to a friend. My interview lasted not more than 5 minutes and then he offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I couldn't see myself working under disorganized management like that. I found out after the interview that other people who were there for the same position only had to do 1 interview unlike my 3 interviews.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an Online application on the company website. Then, I was called in for an in person interview with the manager. They were Typical interview questions. I was Called back and offered job and to start their training process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer from another company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Was set up through a recruiter who worked well with me.
    Set up the interview with no problems. Went to the initial interview and was back within a week for the shift follow

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses? I hate that question   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer from another restaurant

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kokomo, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kokomo, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sat me down at a table. 1st manager came out asked about my availability. Said she liked me so she sent out the 2nd manager. He asked the thing, and told me to come back to talk to the GM. 3rd interview was about 5 minutes. He asked the same thing along with: why Applebee's? What makes you stand out from the others? So all they cared about was availability.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. $4.25 for tipped employees, move up quickly from that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Applebee's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First I received a phone call. That lasted 10 minutes. It was a basic fact check and why I wanted the job. Then I was lucky enough to have both people whom had to interview me available at one time. That was about half a hour. Basic questions included why did I want the job and what is the most important part of a successful restaurant.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my typical day like in a competitors restaurant?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Applebee's Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a Craigslist ad. I received an email about 2 weeks after I submitted my resume that they would like to consider me for the position and asked that I take an assessment test. This is a pretty standard test that is used by many companies to help determine if the prospective employee fits the position. After I completed the test, I received an interview with HR. It was about 2 1/2 hours long. Interview questions were directed at determining if I actually new the business and my attitude toward customer service. Very pleasant interview. The interviewer knew the business also and didn't just read questions off of a sheet. I was told that he would like to move on to the next step and scheduled an interview with the general manager of the store. During this 2 1/2 hour interview, I was walked around the store, greeted a couple tables with the manager, talked with other managers and discussed my past employers and future expectations. At this point I was told that they were going to order the background check. I received another email that I was to meet with another person in HR for my final interview. During this interview, we discussed points in the restaurant that needed attention, and was asked how I would handle different situations. All in all I really appreciated the amount of time that they spend picking their employees. If you become part of this family, you know that your co-workers will also be qualified. Very pleasant experience during the whole process. The people were very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle getting your fellow managers to follow your ideas for change that you think needs to be made?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The presented an offer that I liked and I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

See What Applebee's Employees Are Saying

 Current Server At Applebees

Pros: “The people that come in are usually looking for a fun, outgoing experience.” Full Review

Work at Applebee's? Share Your Experiences

Applebee's

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.