I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in November 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was lengthy and detailed. He ran through my whole resume asking small detailed questions about every employer. The hiring manager was very nice but I did not receive any reply or feedback.
Interview Question – Basically a random question about any employer on your resume, so be sharp! Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in September 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring process was pretty easy. I filled out an application online, about 3 days later I got an email to come in for an interview. I got hired on the spot.
Interview Question – Everything was fairly easy, all the basics nothing that was difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Starting at 9.50 an hour. No negotiation
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Dave & Buster's.
Interview Details – I opened a new store so there was a mass hiring process. I met with a department manager and he asked me a few questions related to the position. Very general interview. I immediately had an interview with the GM after and was offered a position on the spot and given a training schedule.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. If you have ever worked in a restaurant before you will know the answers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in March 2013.
Interview Details – I was called about an interview after applying online I was unable to make it the day they wanted me to, but I was able to find a day we could both do. When I got there I was offered a drink and didn't have to wait very long before I was interviewed, however sometimes I will see someone wait 30-45 minutes before getting an interview now. I went through an interview process of speaking with 4 different managers, increasing in rank. Finally I spoke with the GM and he hired me on the spot.
Interview Question – Why should I hire you? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in March 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted about 1week after initially submitting my application. When I arrived for my interview I arrived early and ready to impress. I had to wait about an hour after my scheduled interview time to even be seen by a manager. No big deal they were dealing with a couple different pre-booked parties. The manager interviewing me did offer to buy lunch which a nice gesture on his part. When I was finally able to be interviewed the interview itself took only about 10 minutes. It was a very quick "why do you want to work here?" "Do you have any serving experience?" " have you ever been fired and why?" "Explain a time when you have exceptional customer service" "how would you handle an irate guest." I didn't have any prior experience except for coffee shops soon was sure they would tell me to start as a hostess just like every other restaurant has, but he seemed to like me. At the end of the interview he mentioned that he had a few more interviews that week and that if they decided to move forward, the hiring manager would call me by the end of the week. Little did I know the manager that interviewed me was going on vacation that weekend and didn't have time to let the hiring manager know how he thought they should proceed. I called the hiring manager about 5 times trying to get an answer and he was either not there or I was on hold for what felt like forever and when he tried calling me I was at work and couldn't answer. Finally our schedules collided and we were able to talk. He let me know that they had decided to go forth with the hiring process and that orientation was that following Monday. Orientation was a bit of a waste of time. You show up take a tour of the building, sign some paperwork and set up direct deposit and then you go home. The whole thing lasted about 2 hours. After that you have a week of training that's lasts about 8 hours a day. Half of the time you are in a room learning the menu, the other half of the time you are on the floor shadowing someone learning how they want you to serve. At the end of the week you take your validation test where the managers watch you wait on a table and grade your performance. If you pass you are put on the schedule for the next available work week and have the option of picking up shift within that current week.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was the one asking if I had ever gotten fired from a job and why. It was only difficult because no one a finally wants to admit that they got fired for fear of being turned away because of it. I also felt that the questions regarding customer service were difficult because there are certain jobs that require you to go above and beyond for everyone so it's hard to pick just one instance. Also I feel that most workplaces require that you immediately grab a manager when a customer becomes irate so it's difficult to explain how you deal with irate customers when you don't actually deal with them. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in February 2013.
Interview Details – Spoke with corp recruiter then spoke with gm. In-store interview with gm
Interview Question – How would you feel about work 10 plus hours a day. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They make an offer, you can accept or deny. They may make another. You can also make one.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dave & Buster's.
Interview Details – Started off with an interview with the assistant manager. He asked questions about my drink knowledge, work history, dealing with different clients, and finally had me make him 2 drinks that weren't just Rum and Cokes. I had a second interview immediately after this interview with the General Manager. He asked the same questions, but added in a few that I wasn't expecting. Would I be willing to train incoming bartenders, how would I go about teaching someone to free pour, is it possible to teach someone personality, and then was given a tour of the facilities. After which I was offered the position. The two managers were thorough in their questions and were attentive during the entire process.
Interview Question – During the tour, the General Manager asked me a trick question. He asked "As a bartender what was your worst day?" This was a trick question because bartenders never have bad days... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was quick and simple, the Job is yours if you want it. Hand shake and done.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in January 2012.
Interview Details – First interview took about 30 minutes. Managers from foh and boh, take turns interviewing you for 7 minutes. Questions cover basic serveing scenarios, and personality questions like what would you consider a flaw of your personality. I believe they put alot of weight on the initial online personality profile. The second interview really just consisted of offering the job. From what I understand you are informed immediately after the first interview if your hired or get a second interview. I wasn't called back for over a week and was offered a server job instead of bartender. It's a new store opening and they wanted to offer me a chance to go through training in anticipation of bar staff turnover. Very thorough interview and you can tell they know what they are looking for.
Interview Question – What's the best way to make a guest feel welcome. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in August 2011.
Interview Details – I first had a phone interview with the company and then they set up a group interview in which I interviewed with three other people. The interview was fairly basic, just asked me about my experiences, explained the job, asked what I would do in various situations, and then asked me to sell them on Dave and Busters. After the interview they ask to you take a two hour skills test and personality test.
Reason for Declining – I wanted a job that would give me more onsite event coordinating experience.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dave & Buster's in February 2011.
Interview Details – Recruiter Phone Interview, GM Interview, Shadow Shift, Regional Interview, Offer
Interview Question – How would you handle "obvious" racial or gender discrimination from a guest towards employees? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Limited
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