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Updated Nov 14, 2014
Updated Nov 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostess Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Went in as a walk-in. Was asked to come back a couple hours later for a sit down with the hiring manager. After a brief Interview he asked me to come back in two days for a written test. After that was completed I was asked to come back again and sit down with the hiring manager and the general manager. After that interview I was offered a position and I accepted

    Interview Questions
    • If a customer asked for a dish and we didn't have that certain item on the menu, how would you accommodate the guest?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chili's in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    HR, AD , & Test

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Prep Cook Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Chili's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Application was online and included a personality test. This generated a generic email response saying that I looked like a good fit for the position and requesting that I schedule an interview. The interview was in the afternoon with a front-of-the-house manager (the kitchen manager wasn't available) and consisted entirely of behavior based questions, i.e., the kind where the interviewer says something like "tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a supervisor and how you resolved it". On some of the questions, I couldn't think of the requested example, which is why I'm not very good with this type of interview. About a day later, the manager called to tell me I hadn't gotten the job. A week or two later, however, another manager called to ask if I was still available, but I wasn't.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavior based questions, nothing related specifically to the job for which I applied.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    four person interview process including a personality and iq test had to do a shadow shift, and two follow up interviews with a GM AD the owner this was the longest interview process i have done it lasted four weeks but was educational and enjoyable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in League City, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in League City, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    You interview with a manager during the slow hours(typically 2-4pm), from there you are invited to a training seminar. You meet at a restaurant location central to the surrounding locations early, before they open. You fill out paperwork, watch some training videos, and hopefully be invited back to the restaurant you initially applied to. From there you have 6-7 days of training focused on different groupings of food and learning how to juggle tables. You are tested daily on you food and typically presented with a couple of those meals you get to feast on. If you pass, you stay. Work your butt off and you can make money no problem.

    Interview Questions
    • testing over the salads is difficult. A lot of different items and you have to be very specific.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chili's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called for open house in Miami at hotel. Then spoke to HR for 20mins. Told me to come to another open house for broward will email me when she has the time but gave me a link to take Assessment. Then I went to open house at a chilis in Miami. The Area Director who interviewed me did not seem like a people person and I could tell he wasn't impressed. After they said they would contact me to see if they wanted to go further. Overall I could tell it didn't go good. I didn't hear from them for a week so I emailed HR and she didn't reply until 2 days later. She sent me a generic email stating they didn't think I had enough experience and would keep looking for other candidates which is funny being I have been in the biz 10 years and a manager for 4 years and 6weeks later it looks like they are still looking for managers. Come on its Beer and Burgers not Cheesecake Factory. Overall Experience left a bad taste in my mouth where I don't even want to eat their as a customer. Also I leave you on this note Darden hired me and they are a more prestigious company than chilis so eat that chilis. Your loss their gain

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position twice. Once through their website and again through craig's list. The craig's list account was the one that got me the interview. It was a semi casual interview in the dining room of one of the restaurants. Everyone was prompt and professional. They talk alot about their culture, and how important finding the right person for the job. They were very out going and talkative. Conversation flowed easily from question to question. They truly want to get to know you as a person, not just what you can bring to the team, but really making sure the fit is right.

    Interview Questions
    • The "Tell me a time when" questions are always the hardest. They wanted to know a time when I failed at work, how I handled it and what I leared from the experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Chili's gave me a generous offer right out of college and there was not much negotiation. They asked me what I wanted to make and they gave me it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Chili's Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Very easy just answer all the questions the chili's way.

    Negotiation Details
    Don't take less than you are worth. This is a wonderful company that will pay you well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email invitation to come interview. The restaurant manager, Ron, wasn't very personable and seemed ill-suited for management in the service industry. He seemed impatient with my answers and interrupted me frequently when I was attempting to answer his questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult, but the manager's demeanor was what made the interview uncomfortable. He doesn't seem like a fun guy to work for!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Sit down interview in Tampa

    Interview Questions
    • What's the single most important aspect of running a restaurant to you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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