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Chili's Server Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2014
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Whittier, CA

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 Question – 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

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Server

I applied online and 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 Question – Tell me a time you went above and beyond to help a customer   Answer Question

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Server

I applied online and 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.

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Dallas, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – they were all pretty basic stuff   Answer Question

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Harrisburg, PA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Chili's in January 2012.

Interview Details – good interview, worthless training that goes nowhere and has no result

Interview Question – poor scheduling management, you can plan your schedule but they have no understanding of hours   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Chili's

Interview Details – Interview process took 20 minutes and I started with training the next day.

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

Interview Details – The process was very typical. He asked about past experiences and availability.

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Naperville, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in February 2011.

Interview Details – Walked in with app. Recieved a 5 min. interview on the spot. Called me in next day for an additional interview, hired on the spot after that one.

Interview Question – Personal examples of multiple problem situations with unhappy guests.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Carson City, NV

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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Rochester Hills, MI

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details – I walked in and received an interview on the spot. I was called to come back and have an interview with the General Manager the next week. The General Manager asked me about my previous restaurant experience and current life pursuits. I was then given a packet for training and a menu to study before I started training the following week. When I started training (5 day's of training) I had already memorized the entire menu. I followed someone for about 3 days and got to skip the last two days of training because I already knew what I was doing.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you a customer was upset and you handled it.   View Answer

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