Darden Hostess Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Hostess Interview

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

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Darden in February 2012.

Interview Details

I underwent 2 separate interviews with the bar manager and the general manager. I was told that I was interviewing for a bartending position. However, I was told at the end of the second interview that the whole process was actually for a server, not a bar tending position. It would have been more professional and considerate to inform the interviewee that they were changing the job title before the second interview occurred.

Interview Questions
  • What would you do if the POS system broke down and no payments we're able to be completed?   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

I was under the impression that I was interviewing for a bartender position but they informed me at the time of the offer that it was changed to a server position without informing me prior to the interviews.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Darden.

    Interview Details

    Super easy.I had already been renewing my application because the first time they called, I couldn't make it to the interview so I applied again one night and I got a call the next day. Went in to wait for the interview, there were others there. The first was with the assistant manager; super chill. Pretty much just general questions, what kind of experience do you have, why Olive Garden, questions about how you would respond to certain situations. Then got a "peer interview" with one of the servers that's been there for a while. The Assistant manager told me to come back in two days for an interview with the GM. Same situation and questions pretty much.Talked to a current hostess. GM came back and said she wanted to hire me :)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Both interviews asked how much pay i'm looking for. I shot for like minimum wage in my state because I was desperate for a job but the AM said 8.25. But then the GM said only 8.00 because I didn't have previous experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Darden in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    there is usually two interviews its going to take about a month before you can actually start working.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i had the opportunity to negotiate salary, always always always ask before you accept
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Darden in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview questions were very basic. Why Darden? What kind of jobs have you had in the past? Are you a student? The personality test was painfully long.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Darden in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview with one of the "Lead" servers. Very casual, read questions from a script. "Do you have transportation to and from work?" stuff like that.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for pay. The general manager just said "We'll give you ___" and I said thank you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Darden in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied in person, got a call from them about a week later. I had 2 interviews - first with sales manager, then with general manager. First interview was about 10-15 minutes, he asked me about my previous experience quickly went through the job duties and policies. The interview with GM was also short (about 15 minutes maybe), she asked a few personal questions and offered to answer any questions that i might have. She told me right there that i got a job

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you decide to quit your previous job as hostess?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Darden in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    the hiring process can take one to three days. mine only took one day because i came in in between two to four and all the managers were there. alll of them asked the questions that they wanted to know about job history behavior and future behavior and then tell you about the job and make you an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • what did you like and dislike about your previous job?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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