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Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions

Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
152 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got called like after a few days, and they invite me for an interview.

    I had 2 interview with them, and the last one was with the general manager and both of them ask me about me previous work and my experience and how should a server work, how should a server do a team work and these stuff.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no difficult question if have a little experience about restaurant, waiter and these stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It's really easy, there is nothing to negotiate on this job so don't worry.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager of Instructional Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Learning Management Systems?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview Details

    the interview was very relaxed and easygoing. i was asked the routine interview questions, and the managers we're very friendly, and made me feel comfortable during my interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    THERE WAS NO NEGOTIATION PHASE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Salad, Production, and Slicer Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    the hiring process is pretty well set up. you have to take like two interviews when i got hired but i think its a little longer know. but they ask you a lot about your self and where you see yourself years from then. and how do you see your self doing years down the line from working there! next you'll have to go over a video of all the safety procedures and the work environment which is like a hour long. then after you finish that they go over your paper work with you.

    Interview Questions
    • where would i see myself doing years down the line threw the company.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    to start off at minimum wage and work my way up! its worth it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview Details

    There is a longish online assessment. The in-person interview was in a restaurant. We walked around the restaurant, met with other managers and staff, and observed the shift. Then there was a food tasting, where we discussed the scratch kitchen. Everything is made in house, so it was a very eye-opening experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly standard interview questions. The food tasting was an interesting experience- make sure you know a bit about the culinary world, even if you are applying for a front of the house position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call a day later from the section manager. She asked me a few really basic questions about prior experience, then asked me to come in and meet her. I met with her a few days later, it went really well and she arranged a meeting with the general manager for me in a couple days. The general manager seemed like a busy guy, but not in a bad way. The second interview only lasted about ten minutes, with no real challenging questions. Standard restaurant questions. He said if I didn't hear from him that afternoon to assume I hadn't got the position. I didn't hear from him.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected, mostly why do you want to work here, what do you think makes a good host, do you have those qualities, etc.

      Also asked which cheesecake factory restaurants I had been to and what I knew about the company.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Starts with online application online followed by a test that lasts about 2 hours. Have a calculator and be ready to be put to the test. If interested they will call and do short interview followed by a longer phone interview which can last a few hours. Next you will visit the restaurant for a shif follow. Engage with the staff and ask questions. Show positive energy and a passion for food. Next will come the interview with the regional manager, express interest in food foremost and tell about cooking experience and ambition to grow with the company. After that your background check will take a few weeks. They will call you to tell you if you got the job and accept an offer they extend.

    Interview Questions
    • Regional manager will ask why should he hire you. Be ready for this one have answers written down.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them on the first interview what I needed to make. Don't go over 50K here. You will not get insurance paid for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Building Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Battleboro, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Battleboro, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Typical interview. Asking about how would handle certain situations and your current work experience. The interview starts off pretty serious, but if you are good with interviews, you will have no problem. Just have confidence and the topics you talk about, make sure you actually know what you are talking about.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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+ weeksinterviewed 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
  11.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sugar Land, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sugar Land, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online then a couple weeks later received a call and was asked to come in I went to the interview. It was just basic questions like why do you want to work here.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    he just told me it was going to be $8.50 per hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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