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Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
143 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    They asked me to come in within a day of filling out the application form, I waited 20 minutes to be interviewed, they all were staring at me. I was the only one dressed up and everyone else wore jeans and tank tops. upon being interviewed, they asked me qustions that I filled out on the application survey. I have no job experience and just got my GED and I believe that's what didn't get me the job, hardly any sales experience. the interview only lasted 5 minutes and barely asked any questions. I felt also overwhelmed by such a big company. "If you don't hear from us within 24 hours, we chose to go with other candidates" yeah because of the barely any sales experience. but always will support this company. overall I blew it because of my nerves and pressure. there will be other opportunities.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between emotions and passion?   View Answer
    • What does it take to be a leader?   View Answer
    • Do you have any questions about the cheesecake factory?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Hostess/Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Winter Park, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Park, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, then one of the managers called me to set up an interview. The first interview was a one on one with one of the managers and the next interview was with the GM.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Front Desk Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincolnshire, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Sit down with the server manager!

    Interview Questions
    • 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
  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marina del Rey, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Cheesecake Factory and not another competitor?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Minimum wage plus tips
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • During interview was asked how I would handle a disaster at all of the tables I was serving.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Baker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coconut Grove, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coconut Grove, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Sadly, I accepted and long began my journey down the worm hole.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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