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Chili's Food Server Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Food Server Interview

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

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details

Application (now online) and then In-Person Interview with personality test.

Interview Questions
  • You are required to take a long multiple choice test to assess your personality. You basically only pass if you answer it how they want it to be answered.   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

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    Food Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online app. Long and tedious + super annoying "personality" test. 2 interviews about a week apart. Standard easy interview questions. Was told I had the job contigent of if the staff liked me after an "on the job experience" which was me following around a staff member for an hour. It was easy just walking around, but a little awkward as I always felt in the way of people actually working and the customers were like "who is this and why are they here" but the staff member would explain and most would have a friendly talk with me. The staff I met all talked with me about past experience and before I left said I would work great with the team. Took about a week to hear back from the manager. First interview was mostly the manager talking about the company and how their location runs. Only 1 or 2 questions that were more of a conversation and less "q&a" second interview was traditional interview with a different manager and a sheet with a list of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All were typical "tell me of time" or "what would you do of" questions regarding customer service and I happened to have sales and server experience so I used times from those and had a few "not on the sheet" questions about those positions   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Took a job elsewhere right before they gave me an offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    On line application. One interview with one manager, then a second interview with a different manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here and why do you want to leave your current job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation took place.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in University of South Florida, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in University of South Florida, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    It took forever for my to get in for an actual interview as it was always hard to get a hold of a manager. I waited an hour after my scheduled interview time to actually be interviewed, then they were too busy and had to reschedule. Eventually I went in earlier and was finally able to be interviewed.

    Negotiation Details
    We only negotiated my schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Food Server Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    This position consisted of essentially two interviews, the initial review took place immediately after the application process, consisted of sitting down with the manager on staff as they reviewed the application with the potential employee. The second interview was conducted after being called to set up an interview appointment, consisted of speaking with two different managers. Discussed prior relevant work experience, job requirements, followed by and unstructured Q&A session.

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe a difficult situation you had to deal with, how did you overcome it."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had a lot of serving experience as well as letters of recommendation, there wasn't much negotiation involved. Overall it was fairly standard with little complication if any.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Food Server Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person and was given an interview within a week. The questions were pretty basic and it asked about previous server experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    When I applied, I spoke directly with the manager on duty, and after my background check, I was hired on the spot. They had me sit down and fill out some easy paperwork, and I took a "test" that tested how well I could read and do basic math on a very basic level. Chili's was a fun company to work for sometimes, but it seemed too controlled by the corporate office (which makes sense, I know, but it made working there pretty miserable).

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have any restaurant experience?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    As a food server, I don't feel like there is much room to negotiate. There is a very set way of how things are conducted in a restaurant, and if you have any suggestions, your opinion doesn't exactly matter in the grand scheme of things.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a job, then once they approved the application I took a short test to test basic knowledge. After they reviewed they reviewed the results I met with a manager and the general manager. He told me about the day to day operations and the duties I would be required to do. After we talked for about 30 minutes, I was offered the job and I accepted. I started a week later in training.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about how I would deal with being degraded by customers who think I was not capable of doing my job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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