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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Famous Dave's.

    Interview Details

    Everything is done on-line. Lots of questions/tests. It was a shot in the dark, no real human contact.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    At the time I was hired there was face to face negotiations (2000) now all $ are standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Famous Dave's.

    Interview Details

    applied online, got a call within two days to schedule an interview. The day of the interview there waas no organization. About 5 people interviewed me and it took loonger than expected ( plus the interview was outside and it was very chilly) got an offer but decided not to take

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    if the interview was very disorganized i could only imagine working there

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Holt, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Holt, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Famous Dave's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Walk-in interviews were held at a hotel. Began by filling out an application and proceeded with a 1-on-1 interview with the assistant manager. Super friendly, easy to talk to. Showed an interest in my college studies and that lead to an enjoyable conversation about it. Eventually hired me on the spot

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Famous Dave's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went in to apply, i spoke with the hiring manager. I left and 30 minutes later they called for an interview. I went in sat with the manager and talked for about 10 minutes. She hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Famous Dave's in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    They call you in and you sit down with them. They ask you about some experiences on your resume. Got the job right then and there.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Host/ToGo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Famous Dave's in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Walked in and applied for a job in addition to talking to the manager. I talked to a few employees, finished filling out the application, and then proceeded to speak with the on duty manager at the time. We spoke for a while and then they said that they wanted me to come back in at a later date to go into more detail and ask me more questions. Came back within the next week and went into more detail with the manager and was told that they wanted me to work for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic interview questions. Nothing too difficult and nothing out of the ordinary for a basic food service position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Famous Dave's in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and Interview process seem pretty straightforward in regard to the line of work that one would do. They were concerned about schedule availability and commitment length.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot recall any unexpected questions. It was a typical hiring process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They did not offer a negotiation phase. They offered a small base hourly pay (below minimum wage but that is typical for servers).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Famous Dave's in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    In charge of all BOH labor also FOH labor all ordering all training all inventory's food cost controls and all LTO projects all reviews and FOH development as well as invoicing and receiving.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Famous Dave's in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Referred by employee and was asked to come in to set up an interview time. Set up interview and interviewed with two different managers. I was asked questions like what hours I was available working. A day or two later I got a call being offered the position and I accepted of course. Went through training for about a week and a half and began working.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Some negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Catering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilroy, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilroy, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Famous Dave's in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was long. I started the interview process in November and went through at least three interviews. The initial interview was only about 15 minutes long and I felt as if I were a contestant on American Idol. I had to impress the "judges" so I could go onto the next round!

    Interview Questions
    • I think the most unexpected question was if I were a cereal, what cereal would I be and why,   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no real negotiation, just a lot of follow up calls to the area director to see where they were in the hiring process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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