Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Cheesecake Factory
- Server (63)
- Hostess (16)
- Food Server (10)
- Baker (6)
- Cashier (6)
- Kitchen Manager (6)
- Front Desk Host (5)
- Hostess/Front Desk (4)
- Waitress (4)
- Dishwasher (4)
- Restaurant Manager (3)
- Busser (3)
- Human Resources (2)
- Host (2)
- Executive Kitchen Manager (2)
- Bakery (2)
- Line Cook (2)
- General Manager (2)
- Baker/Host/Cashier (2)
- Senior Server/Representative (1)
- Server Or Bar (1)
- Dessert Finisher/Espresso Maker (1)
- Senior Director Performance Development (1)
- Desserts (1)
- Hostess/Front Desks (1)
- Cashier/Bakery (1)
- Grill/Fry Line Cook (1)
- Manager of Instructional Design (1)
- Hourly Server (1)
- Salad, Production, and Slicer Prep Cook (1)
Restaurant Manager Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in September 2013.
Online screening test that will screen you out if, ie, you have less than 5 years full service experience. Online personality assessment and half business related question assessment (math problems, logic problems). Recruiter interview that wants to ensure you are applying for the "right" reasons (not money). Recruiter will triple check all answers you gave in the screen interview. In person interview with a GM with a 4-5 hour follow of a floor manager - you will seat guests, interact with staff, etc. Be hands on and ask lots of questions. The GM assumes you are qualified if you have made it this far, they are really just gauging your professionalism and personality. Then an interview with an area director. This is where hard questions come in - all your P&L experience, financial knowledge, HR questions, what if scenarios and "what would your staff say about you." If the area director likes you, then a recruiter will contact you and start salary negotiations.
- No questions were difficult. Just be consistent in your answers and reasonings. Answer Question
They will hardball you on salary- stick to it, they will eventually give you what you ask for. It may take longer though.
Other Interview Reviews for Cheesecake Factory
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I applied online – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.
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.
- 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
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I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Scottsdale, AZ) in January 2013.
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.
- Regional manager will ask why should he hire you. Be ready for this one have answers written down. Answer Question
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.