Chili's Server Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Southern Pines, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southern Pines, NC
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details

Went in for an interview and hired right on the spot. The general manager, asked me some basic questions about myself and got a feel for my personality. I didn't have any other serving experience but I did have experience in a restaurant and the general manager hired me based on my personality.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Server Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Chili's in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went in and filled out an application. I was then told to come back in 3 days and take a personality assessment/intelligence test. The test was pretty easy, just answer the questions honestly and with a modicum of common sense and you will pass. After you pass the assessment you will have an interview with the hiring manager and he will make the final decision but honestly if you pass the assessment you will get the job about 90% of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a difficult client, someone who is being rude to you and hard to deal with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first did the application online and about a week later I received an email to be interviewed. The first interview was good it was about 15 mins 10 in which the manager was telling me about the company. The 5 mins she asked me regular interview questions and a few serving questions. If your applying for a server position they would like at least 2 years of serving experience. The second interview was even better. The manger was so nice and we even had a few jokes. He asked me more in detail questions about my previous work experience as well as some personality question and customer service. About an hour after I left I received a call that I got the job. Yay!! So in all it took about 2 weeks. I start on the 16th of aug.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had to deal with an angry customer? And if so how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Minimum wage in ca is $9 + tips. Have great customer service and you can get great tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Chili's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, in a few days they contacted me by mail and asked me to pick a date for my interview. I got my first interview with a manager, there were a few simple questions such as : " A server must have good memory to remember the order do you think you can manage that?" Then I was called the next day for the next interview with the general manager. Just be polite and show them you are willing to work hard.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren`t difficult questions, I remember questions like: Why should I hire you? Which are your strengths and your weaknesses? how would you manage in a specific situation, for instance with a rude customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation he told me that the salary is about 7$ for a host / 2$ for a server. They rely on the fact the servers make good salary from tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Cold called and then told to go online and apply. Got an email a few days later to invite me to an interview and then setup a second one shortly after the first.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Application, personality assessment, interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Chili's in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Really simple just asked about past work experience and what you think you can contribute to their team

    Interview Questions
    • none just make sure to review past work history so you don't get nervous and blank out   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Really easy had an on the spot interview with the next upper manager which pretty much meant I got the job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took about 2 days. There was a personality test involved. I was then called in for an interview where i met with the general manager . The interview was very fair and simple questions, experience serving, explain a situation you went above and beyond to help a customer etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you went above and beyond to help a customer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Chili's in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty easy and is based a lot on personality

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    Probably the easiest interview I've ever done. She asked me simple questions like "What hours I can work?" and "What are you majoring in at school?" If I could go back I'd probably keep the answers short and sweet. I think I hurt myself by rambling on too much, and I didn't really talk about how I could apply the things I learned at my current job to a job as a server.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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