Chili's Server Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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Server Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Chili's.

Interview

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.

Other Interview Reviews for Chili's

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's (San Diego, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I went in for my first interview with the Assistant Managers, there were 2 other people there as well. We spoke to one first, and then a second. They ask pretty standard questions and then they offered me a second interview for the next week. I talked to another assistant manager since the General Manager was on vacation, and after some other standard questions he offered me a job on the spot. It was a good day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, how would you handle a difficult customer, how much money do you need a month to survive, etc.   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's.

    Interview

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

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester Hills, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's (Rochester Hills, MI).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Describe a situation where you a customer was upset and you handled it.   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macedonia, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chili's (Macedonia, OH).

    Interview

    They had a hiring sign up and i walked in an applied. 3 days later, they called me for an interview. I was interviewed by the 3 managers. I had no experience in serving but was hired on the spot. They hire servers with n experience because they like to train them, themselves. The key is to make a lot of eye contact, show interest and SMILE!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? If you could be any animal? very simple basic questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's (Carson City, NV) in July 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview processes was easy and simple.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much of negotiation as it was a serving job.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alamogordo, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's (Alamogordo, NM) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Made to wait over an hour past interview time for interview, then she laughed and said she didn't know what to ask me, so i came back to talk to another manager the next day, again waited over an hour, this guy was some grease ball snake in the grass type, I tried to work him but he was slippery and in the end i wound up with a lower position than i wanted

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's (Bloomington, IL).

    Interview

    The manager told me they are still figuring out a new process. The entire app was filled out online along with questions and resume. They first emailed and then called with an interview time. Interview started a little fuzzy because of the new system, but ended up flowing like a conversation.

    First, I was asked to describe myself. My likes, hobbies, recent activities and include some work history in my self-description. How long have you been a server? Describe a time you were stiffed and what you did. Tell me about the best service you have ever had. Where was it and why was it the best? Why do you want to work for Chili's?

    Interview Questions

    • First I was asked if I've ever eaten at a Chili's. (Yes.) What are some of your favorite menu items? Then I was asked to describe one of my favorites to him like I was describing it to a customer. (I would have taken a look at the menu for a refresher if I knew there would have been such a detailed question!)   Answer Question

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