Applebee's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
237 Interview Reviews

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview was very simple. Now it is all online, but I was hired when they were still doing paper applications. It was a generic application, and when i went in for the interview they asked about previous experiences, why i left my other job, and my availability. I didn't get hired for my requested position, but I did make it there eventually.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Applebee's in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application, got a call the following day to come in 2 days later. Got offered a position. Started 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    A couple of interviews, they basically just want to kow your availability and previous work experience. You will do a few days of training and then shadow someone. Will need to do paperwork and watch some training videos. Then you get your own section.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Took another job

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Server At Applebees Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Host Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Server At Applebees Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call 10 mins after application. I went there for my interview on a Friday with the shift manager. We sat in one of the tables instead of an office. Then, she started flipping through the questions. The questions weren't that bad for my first interview ever. Asked about my schedule and my leadership experience, if any. Told me to wait for a call but never got one so I gave up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Applebee's in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was my first interview so I was definitely nervous and even though I researched a lot before I went to the interview, I don't think I was prepared enough. I was asked about myself... what extracurriculars I did in high school, any volunteering experience, what I can bring to the company. They definitely wanted to know if I would be able to handle working there, and repeatedly told me you were more trying to sell products than just being a server (writing down an order and bringing it out to them). You would be trying to sell as much as you could and if you don't ask a table to try the drink special then they get a discount the next time they come in. He understood that I didn't have work experience and that you just have to start somewhere and it is very common to work in this type of business through college. I wasn't asked any crazy questions like - "Sell this dessert to me" which is a question I saw was asked and was worried about. Just go into the interview confident in yourself and prepare what you want to say to sell yourself. I didn't get an offer because I don't think I sold myself as highly as I could of and they did have other interviews for only one position. I thought it was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a little about yourself and what you can bring to the company. (Common question but make sure you have a strong answer)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Initially you meet with HR at franchise office, then you do a follow with a GM of one of their restaurants, then meet with an Area Director.

    Interview Questions
    • Really didn't have any hard questions or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    yes you are able to negotiate but not very much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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