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Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
147 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Fill out an application. They will call you and interview you on the telephone. If they like you, they will ask you to come in for an interview. After the face-to-face interview (if they are still considering you for the position), you will have one more final interview with the boss. At that time, he should let you know if you are hired. If he says that he will call you and let you know, you more than likely didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked what I wanted to earn. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier/Bakery Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out my application on the website and a couple weeks later was called by a manager. He did a short phone screen where he asked me about my background experience. At the end of the screening he invited me to come to a 1:1 interview the same day at the restaurant. I met with him and he told me they were mostly hiring for the bakery area and because of my background in bakery I would fit in well. After a couple more questions (Reliable transportation?Availability,etc.) he invited me to come back the next day to interview with another manager. I arrived the next day and spoke to the second manager. She mostly asked me why I wanted to work for Cheesecake Factory, what I had done before, again my availability. She then told me I would receive a call either that night or the next morning. I received the call at 10pm that night and was told to come in the next day and talk to the bakery supervisor. I arrived and he just told me what I'd be doing in the bakery and then offered me the job. I fill out paperwork tomorrow and training(week long) starts next week!

    Interview Questions
    • I don't think there were any difficult questions.Very short interviews, all were about 10 minutes long. They don't mess around.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Executive Kitchen Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, almost immediately after sending in resume. Followed by a in person interview with an area director within 1 week. Final Phone interview with Corporate kitchen Manager. Job offer within two weeks of initial interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep people motivated through busy stressful times.? What incentives are given to keep morale high   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, Offer was in line with expectation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
  6.  

    OST Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be open and honest. Be sure to answer all questions without saying um. When you go in be direct, dressed well, and articulate. Smile and just be yourself. Ask questions pertaining to the job you are applying for and be knowledgeable about the company. There is a lot of information out there about Cheesecake and that will be a way to let them know you are interested in the company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I came back for a second interview a few days later with GM and was hired at the end of the meeting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application, several days later I was called for an interview. I am waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Starts with your resume, then you get a phone call to set up a phone call then the phone call and after that you get the live interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I always hate the how much do you want to get paidl. its a bad situation, ask for too much no dice. ask for too little they feel u arent worth anythign   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, pretty much here it is yes or no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Grill/Fry Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    For me it wasn't an interview process. Asked about past cooking experienced. What do you know about Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    To start of as Appetizer but then got change to Grill / Fry Line Cook after signing the employment contract with the same pay rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out online. Management calls you for a interview. Just smile and be nice. Don't dress like your going to the gym. They will ask you questions about general knowledge of a restaurant. They will ask you question about past jobs? Bring your own pen. Don't ask to borrow one.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Two week training. Have to pass a 360 question test. Have to buy a white shirt, pants, sneakers, belt. Also a tie and pens. They give you two aprons. Everything is white
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cheesecake Factory in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got called in, got hired, then trained.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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