Applebee's
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Applebee's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Broil Cook Interview

Broil Cook
Heath, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Applebee's in May 2013.

Interview Details – I had 2 interviews and they were very energic and had a possitive outlook on what they wanted

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the amount of pay

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Server At Applebees Interview

Server At Applebees
Doral, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Applebee's in May 2012.

Interview Details – Apply online at applesauce.com and call between Monday and Wednesday, 2pm-4pm. Usually will hire people with no restaurant experience if they have retail experience. After applying, you call in to set an interview usually on Monday. Questions usually relate to people skills and the such. The hours are flexible. Most employees are students.

Interview Question – In a situation where a guest is about to leave unhappy, what should you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was nothing to negotiate.

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No Offer

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Cook Interview

Cook
Spring Hill, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – Verbal interview went well, but GM can't hire anyone until computer program says so.   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server

Interviewed at Applebee's

Interview Details – Went to initial interest meeting, got interview number one then was scheduled a second interview

Interview Question – Name a stressful situation at a previous job and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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Bus Interview

Bus

Interviewed at Applebee's

Interview Details – it was really simple put in app showed up got the job and started cooking the next day. Wasn't difficult since they were short staffed

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No Offer

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Cook Interview

Cook

Interviewed at Applebee's

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

Interview Question – didnt have one   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Server
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applebee's in March 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online, received a phone call within a couple of weeks, met once with hiring manager, I was supposed to interview again with the general manager but she liked me so much that I was hired on spot.

Interview Question – The questions were very general, why do you want to work here, tell me about your previous experience and how it relates to the position...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation 2.13/hr plus tips

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Food Server Interview

Food Server
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Applebee's in January 2009.

Interview Details – Walked-in and asked to speak to the manager, received a briggs-type personality test and general ethics test, then had an interview with the GM followed by the job offer.

Interview Question – Ethically questions about rude customers, e.g. how do you react when your customer is really being difficult and unreasonable.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Accepted Offer

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Server Interview

Server
Asbury Park, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Applebee's in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was hired on the spot. I just wore something casual.

Interview Question – Very ordinary questions   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Ashland, OH

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Applebee's in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online. Was called a few days later for an interview. The interview seemed to go great. The woman told me they did 3 interviews and then have candidates come in for an hour or two to walk the floor, talk to employees and guests. The woman called the person above her to schedule me for a 2nd interview, but the person didn't answer, so she left a message and told me she would contact me when the person called back....Well, she never called. I emailed her a week later to ask for an update or feedback and never heard back. Very unprofessional and changed my opinion of the company.

Interview Question – All general questions that you would expect for a management position. What did you like about being a manager? Tell me about a time you had to discipline. Etc.   Answer Question

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