Darden Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2015
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Darden (Woodbridge, NJ) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Standard interview. They set a date and time, then just ask you questions. The interview was during lunch hours so don't be surprised if the manager gets called away to take care of another issue

    Interview Questions

    • What days can you work? What are your strongest skills   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    All servers get pain 2.15 an hour

  2.  

    Senior Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a staffing agency. Got a phone interview (very technical) and then an in person interview with HR tests and talking with different people in the team. I was impressed everybody seemed very nice.

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    Busser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chambersburg, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Darden (Chambersburg, PA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Scheduled interview, sat down with manager, typical questions, very polite and forward. Took a long time from when I applied for the position to receive a call for possible employment. 1:1 interview. Wasn't a difficult interview; you either were qualified and suited for the job or you weren't.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have full availability, do you have any prior experience?   1 Answer
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    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interviewed with each manager before being hired. Also took a personality quiz.

    Negotiation

    no it was standard wage for a waitress. Tips are good though.

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    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    Consists of two interviews, first with staffing manager, then with general manager. From my experience, if you make it past the first interview you have probably landed the job. After the second interview they will have you follow a current employee around to meet others on the staff. This is to see how well you fit in, so make sure you are friendly, outgoing, and ask questions!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had a conflict with a coworker and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Watertown, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Darden (Watertown, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and then was emailed when selected for an interview. I called the manager to set up the interview. I went to the interview and she said that she really liked me and thought I would be a great addition to the team and asked me to call on Friday to schedule a 2nd interview with the general manager. I called three times on Friday and the general manager was never available (apparently, they were setting up for an event), but I left a message every time I called. No one ever called me back.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of restaurant experience do you have?   1 Answer
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    New Restaurant Opener Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    Apply Online, Then dress professionally with your resume and show up between 2:00-4:00 Monday thru Thursday. Ask to speak with the hiring manager or server manager

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a guest doesn't have an id but looks old enough to drink.? What's in popular alcoholic drinks.   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    The process was really straight forward. I was called and asked to come in to talk to the partner of the new store. We talked for a few minutes about my past working history, I was asked to describe my favorite meal from my favorite restaurant. He said that since he was the new managing partner that training would start soon and could I make all the required days. I said yes and was offered a job.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long term career goals?   1 Answer
  10.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    The initial process was fairly short and straight forward: school, prior work experience, and why Darden. I previously worked for them during undergrad, so I included that in my conversation which was a bonus.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe Darden restaurants in a sentence?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer.

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    Purchasing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Darden (Orlando, FL).

    Interview

    Great headquarters office. Three rounds of interviews took a month. In depth assessments to ensure a good fit for needs and culture of company.

    Interview Questions

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