Applebee's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
193 interviews

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  1.  

    Server At Applebees Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Dressed business and made contact with hiring manger to turn in application. Answered a test they give all candidates. Had one interview and got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The question i remember the most in my head is how would others describe you. The most important thing is that you are a people person who is good at multi tasking in a fast pace and sometimes demanding environment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Servers in las vegas make min wage plus tips and other states it might be 2.13/hr plus tips. this is what servers know to expect when the are hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Annapolis, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Applebee's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was very quick and disorganized. We sat in the dining room at an empty table. The manager asked me a couple questions about myself and my life/work experience. The manager offered me a job before the interview was even over.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Great HR team! The whole experience was pleasant. I had my interview in the Manhattan location near times square. Very professional and not a job anyone off the street can land.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Key Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Canandaigua, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canandaigua, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applebee's in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process is fun and upbeat. I was promised regular wage increases and as much overtime that i could handle. All employees seemed upbeat and personable. Tour of the facility was fairly quick, but thorough. The interview process took about an hour with the personality test and tour included.

    Interview Questions
    • When have I ever doubted myself in a situation and how did I overcome it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was told what my wage would be, and there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bedford, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applebee's in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was an open interview, and I went it with my mom and sister. We all had interviews, and I was a hired a couple weeks later. It was a decent interview.

    Interview Questions
    • He expected me to be able to list different kinds of liquor and beer even though I wasn't 21 yet and had never been a server or bartender.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They called and told me I was hired, and to come in for orientation. Obviously I accepted, not knowing it would be the worst job I would ever have.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Applebee's in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standardized HR questions. If they like you, they'll hire you. If they don't, they'll say you didn't do so great on the personality quiz, which by the way, has no wrong answers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty standard. It was my first restaurant manager position, so I took what they offered, which at the time was pretty standard between the big competitors (Chili's, TGIF, Ruby, etc.)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Radcliff, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Radcliff, KY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Applebee's in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I walked in one day, asked if they were hiring, filled out an app. Got a call the second I got back to my house, asking me to come in for an interview that same day. I showed up and had to fill out a lengthy questionnaire that mostly just determines your character traits and personality. They want to make sure you are reliable, friendly, and not a thief, basically.

    Got a call the next day confirming that I passed the test, had to sit down for a second interview with a manager. Asked basically the same questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Minimum wage. Not much room for negotiating in positions like this!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roseville, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    I filled out a personality questionnaire and came back the next day to talk with the general manager. I was hired on the spot and made an appointment to come in for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Base pay is 7.25 an hour with tip outs from the servers. (Servers are not required to tip you though.)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    2- in person & 1 via skype.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No. They made an offer. If you take it then you can start.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burton, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Applebee's in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Well I applied on February 24th (my 18th birthday) at midnight, and the next day I got a call about an interview from the general manager, and we set it up for 2 weeks on saturday at 11 am, the following day around 1.45 pm, I got a call from another manager asking if I was 18, and if so, would I be willing to come in for an interview that day, of coarse I said yes. So I went in about 10 minutes early and the Servers assistant sat me in a booth in the back corner and a lower manager came out and asked me if I knew a person from my current work, then we talked about him for a minute, then we got right into the questions. The questions were kind of weird, but the more I think about them, the more they apply to the position I applied for. They asked me about 7 questions about customer service and 3 easier personal questions first. Then the man thanked me and set up an interview for the next day (today, February 27th) at 2 pm. So I will provide more info after I do the interview!

    Interview Questions
    • Recall one time you went out to eat and you had good service, explain why it was good.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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