Cracker Barrel Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online cracker barrel called in a week to come in for an interview I went in and talked to manager for a half an hour manager then setup interview with general manager I went in for that interview general manager said he would call on Wednesday and never did

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    When I saw that they were hiring, I asked for a application. The lady asked if I wanted to come back and turn it in, or fill it out here and wait for a manager. I waited for 30 mins until he finally came out. The manger was cool, and really nice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews Manager General manager, background check no drug test & District manager interview, then we had a paperwork and orientation, review of the whole store video presentation & skill training with a trainer as well menu classes and they have computer classes you must take to get a raise.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself with the company in 3 years   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None they have a set wage on all positions and you get a 2% raise every par level and 6 months after
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5.  

    Busser/Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    Simple questions nothing to hard to answer I have a second interview tomorrow and I expect to get a job offer. He said I could. Be a dishwasher or a busser my choice

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunbury, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunbury, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    While the interview was simple and straightforward, it wasn't professional to say the least. Not only did I walk out feeling extremely anxious due to the brash and passive aggressive personality the hiring manager had.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Server/Skill Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    Took to long kept going in the back didn't care about me waiting. He repeated his self numerous times because he couldn't keep track of what he was saying from continuously going in and out of the back. Don't schedule a interview if there's not another manager there to work while you conduct it.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. They asked why should I hire you, what makes you good for the job, what would you do in a situation with a customer being upset, what would you do in a situation when a customer feels discriminated against, just questions like that and then they were asked again on the computer modules you have to do as well   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing other than hours
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was looking for a job for about two months then decided to apply to Cracker Barrel. I have friend that works there and he referred me. I brought in my application on the Monday after Thanksgiving and was interviewed on the spot(I also dressed up in slacks, a tunic, and a cardigan with flats). I brought my resume so he just looked at my volunteer experience and asked about that. Then he set up a second meeting with the GM (general manager) that Wednesday. On Wednesday I also dressed up even nicer(really nice blouse, light pink cardigan, and slacks with flats). Since he really liked the person i was referred by he believed that i was a good person. He then set up a orientation date and explained how things worked and what i would have to wear. I cant wait to actually start working at my first job. Also I'm 16 years old and in high school, i got the hostess job.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were easy it just was about my volunteer experience they want to see if you have good communication skills. They also asked about what school I went to. No situational questions or anything but they did also ask the dreadful "tell me about yourself" but it wasn't hard for me because i just talked about volunteer stuff that i do and some of my characteristics.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations i took what i was offered which was part-time 8.45 around a hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cracker Barrel.

    Interview Details

    First a phone interview with a recruiter..followed by an online assessment..face to face interview with a Dm which I was not impressed by ..followed by another phone interview with another Dm.. no idea exactly what they are looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Server/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Walked in to eat dinner with some friends and decided to just apply because I hadn't had any luck with other restaurants. After I filled out the form, I had to wait for a bit but it was understandable seeing as how they were pretty busy. When there was a free manager, we sat down and he interviewed me right there! Wasn't expecting it but was actually happy I could get it out of the way. He was really nice and laid back and said to just honestly answer the questions the way I normally would. The questions were mainly about where I used to work and they had me describe a couple scenarios that had occurred to me before and how I handled them. There were still other applicants to interview so now all I'm waiting on is a call within the next week or so. I really do want to work there! Everybody seems so nice and the hostess was really conversational about her job and what it was like there. The manager was really a cool dude too.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a problem there has been with a customer in the past, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cracker Barrel in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was planned to go in the first time after the lunch crowd, but the lady had to cancel while I was standing there waiting to be interviewed. The next day I spoke with the manager and we barely spoke about the job. It was mostly just random things like college and the local high school football teams scores

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked what my schedule was like from 3 different people in the store   Answer Question
    • They asked about my experience working   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay is terrible. It's below minimum wage, and you are busting your butt to probably just barely make minimum wage or lower.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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