Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted about a week and a half after applying online. I had a brief phone interview which consisted of straightforward questions such as my work history, why i applied at the cheesecake factory, availability, etc. That manager then set me up for my second interview at the restaurant with the bakery manager the next day. Simple again, questions about work history, my roles at my various jobs, problems I've had in the workplace and how i overcame them. (There may have been more questions but he only asked what he thought was relevant from his sheet) Honestly at the second interview the interviewer talked more than i did. I was then taken behind the bakery to get a quick tour and then set up for my final interview with the GM.
    Finally, another simple interview, asked about availability, work history, why i left certain jobs and came back. Wage was discussed as well as orientation date.

    Was made an offer, but honestly, for such a nice restaurant, $8.50 seemed a little low for my hourly wage.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you or a co worker were focused on a problem which caused them to miss the bigger picture   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Got a job offer somewhere else

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Oak Brook, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Came in on a Wednesday afternoon, 1st face to face interview, one phone interview. Met with general manager and he explained this would be a short, 10 minute interview to answer a few questions to the best of my knowledge. A
    round of typical restaurant/customers service/server situational questions were asked. It was more a personality examination and to see if you would be a good fit for the company because right there he then extended an offer to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a time where you had a difficult guest and what you did to solve the issue   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Availability and scheduling

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They seemed to have very high expectations and I was up for the challenge originally. However, the vibe I received from the interview, who will remain unnamed, was just not a good one. I consider myself a great judge of character, which has helped me in all my previous places of employment but the interviewer was just not genuine.

    Interview Questions

    • How fast do you believe you can memorize a menu with 200+ menu items?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't sense a genuine attitude from my interviewer

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Dulles, VA).

    Interview

    At first I had to apply online and within 5 days i got a call from one of the head managers, i had a small interview over the phone then was asked to come in when convenient since i was away at university. I mad an appointment and the interview was about 5 minuets and i got the job on the spot then had to go in within the next few days to start an orientation and training process

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview

    I applied online, two days later i receive a call to come in for an interview the next day. Showed up, the GM was very nice and comfortable to talk to. He asked me very basic questions, about my previous serving jobs. Not hard at all. The interview itself was very smooth and east. I got hired on the spot.

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    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview

    Apply online, take a few days to schedule an interview with the executive kitchen manager. One on one interview. Very relax interview. Shows you the kitchen and dishwashing areas.

    Interview Questions

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Oklahoma City, OK) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and this man named Joe called me the next day! I was so excited to have an interview with them because I had heard so many amazing stories about the place. I went into the cheesecake factory and waited an hour and 30 minutes but eventually I had to leave. They had another girl applying for my spot as well and a lot of the employees had already known her so they would talk to her and continue to reassure her that she was getting it and that it was just fine.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview

    stress importance of people, profit, and culture. refer to specific examples. Mentoring, love to teach others, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • questions about "how____ you are?' 1-10   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    internal, so no negotiation

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    Server Or Bar Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Babylon, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Babylon, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    They ask you a lot of questions on what you would do in certain situations, so be prepared for that. That are looking for young adults to work, I saw no one at the interviews for a new cheesecake factory in bayshore ny, over 30.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most cautious thing you would do in a situation? No clue, because I really didn't understand the question on what he was trying to ask? Some of the questions were fine & I could give answers, others really made you think, again be prepared. I got the interview because I applied online, then had phone interview, then a one on one. I think the job would be great for a kid who will have the stamina for this kind if training & then working hard for the company. Corporate comes with it's own set of rules, which for a young person, is fine.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Too corporate for my taste, 7 days of training and I got a better offer somewhere else on my terms.

  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Natick, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied, and a manager interviewed me. She told me that she'd pass me on to the next manager and I'd hear from him for an interview in the next day or two. I waited and never heard back. He may have seen me in the restaurant and decided he didn't like my look.

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