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Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014
173 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Darden in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    45 minutes. half the time reviewed my experience and resume and the other half was technical questions left by 5 minutes for me to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Brand Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Darden in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR manager, followed by phone interview with Brand Director. Then a skills assessment online. Then onsite interviews in Orlando - I believe it was a total of 6 interviews (Brand Director level and up) plus lunch with a Brand Manager (for a peer perspective).

    Interview questions were primarily behavioral based - typical CPG-style interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If someone were to make a movie about you, what would it be called?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was very good for the industry, but less competitive than other offers received.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Bartender At Seasons52 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Darden in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough 1st interview. Definitely want to know what makes you unique. Good questions asked but rather formal in tone considering the nature of the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a negative experience you turned into a positive.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portage, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portage, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Darden in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very lengthy , I had an original email in July from a recruiting manager, she didn't end up calling until around September. After my phone interview , I had a one on one interview with two regional managers. They asked questions on customer interactions and employee confrontations.

    Interview Questions
    • They had asked me to answer several questions about customer interactions like if there was a problem how you would handle it. Everything thing else was rather basic.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Darden in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    very easy. apply online and go through 3 interviews usually on the same day. then a week of classroom training. menu and beverage tests and you are on the floor making money.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Executive Chef Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Darden in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was a thorough interview process. Seemed like a great company to work for. The district Manager made it sound great and sugar coated position for what it really was.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, I got what I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Darden in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was fairly easy. I was asked why I would be a good candidate for this position and what character traits I felt were necessary for the job. The manager was courteous and easy to talk to. I was then given a tour of the kitchen so I could get a feel for the atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • In the past, how did you handle a conflict with another employee?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liberty, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liberty, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Darden in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a position as a server at Olive Garden and one week later received an email to schedule an interview. I then the next day received a phone call asking to set up an interview. They schedule my interview for the following day. Once there I sat with one of the managers for about 5 minutes. She asked me to wait for a few minutes while she got one of her employees to show me around the restaurant (Which counts as the second, peer interview). Once finished with that I met with another manager for a few minutes. When she completed asking me questions, she asked me to wait for a moment so I could speak with the restaurant manager. I then spoke with the restaurant manager who offered me a position as a server. The whole process took about 2 hours. I started 2 days later for orientation. I was told however that they normally do not hire so quickly. Usually it's a 3 part interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What brought you to Olive Garden? My answer was so simple, however I felt the need to beef it up a little so it kind of caught me off gaurd.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate at all. The position was a base hourly rate of 3.43 plus tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Darden in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great meeting with General Manager and Director. Amazing professionalism and benefits offered. I may still take the job, but still interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you considering leaving your current position?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Still Interviewing.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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