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Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Front Desk Host Interview

Front Desk Host
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2014.

Interview Details – Got a call from front desk manager, came in for an interview, then set up for a second interview with the gm, gm didn't seem to like me said he would call me in 12-24 hrs since he was still "reviewing applications"

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself, what was a time you went above and beyond for a customer, how important are rules. you also ask them questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Server Interview

Server
Lincolnshire, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2012.

Interview Details – Basic Interview questions. What, when, how. Be yourself It is such a high stress job. If you don't have high energy or are not a team player, then don't even consider it. I found it to be a great place to work


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Server Interview

Server
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in September 2012.

Interview Details – Sit down with the server manager!

Interview Question – I dont really remember but I answered all my questions honestly and how I would handle certain problems that may occur during a shift.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nothing ! Got my apron and went to training !


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Server Interview

Server
Marina del Rey, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2010.

Interview Details – When I first entered the restaurant I dressed to impress. I asked the host for an application and I sat in the front to fill the app out. Once I completed it I asked to speak with a manager. It took about 5 minutes for a manager to come and meet me. She interviewed me for about 5-10 min. then had me wait. I then met with another manger who asked me another series of questions. He shook my hand and said they would be in contact if interested. I got a call later that evening to set up a meeting with the GM. I met with the GM the next day and got hired on the spot. I then started training a few days later with a large class of people.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Cheesecake Factory and not another competitor?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimum wage plus tips


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Server Interview

Server

I applied online - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in May 2012.

Interview Details – Ad on Craigslist, very lengthy questionnaire, personality test that is over 100 questions that has to be finished right after you begin. A mini IQ kinda test that has a lot of math questions.

Interview Question – During interview was asked how I would handle a disaster at all of the tables I was serving.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Baker Interview

Baker

Interviewed at Cheesecake Factory

Interview Details – Three interview process. Phone, Assistant Manger, then General Manager. They did call references. Easy interviews though, completed over two days.

Negotiation Details – Was told I could move to higher paying positions quickly.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Coconut Grove, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2014.

Interview Details – -online application -the next day I took a copy of my resume into the restaurant and asked for a manager -he printed off my online app and interviewed me right then -my second interview is tomorrow -I'm very excited & sure of a positive outcome

Interview Question – Why I had a lot of jobs (4 listed on my resume)   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I applied for a serving position but was instead offered a potential cashier position to start off at which is fine, it gives me time to learn the menu!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Server Interview

Server

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2010.

Interview Details – Online application and face to face interview with a personality test.

Interview Question – pretty straight forward   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Sadly, I accepted and long began my journey down the worm hole.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Hostess Interview

Hostess
Tukwila, WA

I applied online and interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

Interview Details – Applied online and got a call for an interview. Went in and had a very short and easy interview, he basically just explained the position. He set me up with a second interview, went in, and waited with other interviewees. He came in and notified us that all of our interviews got cancelled. So, got set up for another interview on the same day of the next week. Got a call the day before and got cancelled again claiming that everyone was on holiday. Never heard back.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Baker Interview

Baker
San Juan, PR

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in August 2013.

Interview Details – After a bit over a month of applying online, got a call for an interview for a new location opening. Because of my studies in pastry, even though I had years of experience as a server, I was offered a job as a Baker or Dessert Finisher (how the call it in their website). The interview was very short, not too many questions, nothing too difficult. They seem to put a lot of value in the form and test you have to take online when applying for a job.

Interview Question – In what way would my work ethic be of value for the company?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not try to negotiate for more than what they initially offered because it was more than I even expected to get paid in the first place.

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