Cheesecake Factory

  www.thecheesecakefactory.com
  www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Cheesecake Factory Server Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

70%
27%
2%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

58%
40%
1%

Interview Difficulty

2.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

53 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

Interview Details

Applied online. Did not get a call back for about a month or two. Had two interviews. One with a regular manager and the second with the general manager. Was offered the position on the spot and started training the following week. Have currently been at my location for a year and a half.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Cheesecake Factory

  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview Details

    The first step was completing an application on the company's website. This consisted of a regular information and background sheet, as well as a timed personality and capability quiz. Once completed, the next step was being contacted for a phone interview. This interview was brief, maybe 3 questions or so. It felt like mostly an opportunity for the manager to feel out your personality. Next was a scheduled in person interview with your workgroup manager. This interview was the most intense, but nothing too overwhelming. Typical questions were asked, such as, "tell me about your previous restaurant experience", and, "tell me about a time when you had to handle a difficult guest". At the end of this interview, you will either be told that they will call you if they decide to push you through, or they will set up a second interview for you with the General Manager. The final interview with the GM is brief, and if the GM approves of you, you will be told that day that you have the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part of the entire process was the capability quiz you take online. This consists of reasoning questions, along with math problems. Some are easy, but others are much harder than expected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called in for first interview, was asked basic questions. "What was a difficult moment you had at a previous job?", "Why do you think you would enjoy working here?", "What do you have to offer as an employee here?", etc. Called in for a second interview but was only asked about previous experience, then hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were pretty straight forward, nothing too difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pay is non-negotiable for servers.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    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
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Since I had applied once before at The Cheesecake Factory, I knew that the hiring for servers is done in large groups and only at certain times of the year. I happened to find a listing and applied again, and soon got a call back. After interviewing with the General Manager, I had another interview that covered the personality test and details on when classes would be and what to wear. Everything went smoothly and it was more difficult than a typical serving job, but not more complicated than other jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • What previous management experience do you feel you have?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process has changed since I was hired in 2010. I think everything is done online now and you have to do one of those annoying personality tests that mean nothing in life!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, I really can't remember the questions asked but it was a normal server restaurant interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They interviewed me and offered the job. I waited 2 weeks for the class
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Worked for Cheesecake Factory? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.