Famous Dave's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
Updated Mar 27, 2014
18 interviews

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  1.  

    Catering Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed 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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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Host/ToGo Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
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    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed 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
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tualatin, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tualatin, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Famous Dave's in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Dropped by to obtain an application. Filled it out at home, then brought it back with a resume and cover letter. Was able to interview on the spot with hiring manger, who asked me to wait while he conferred with another manager. Then he called me back in after about 5 or ten minutes to offer me the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I also applied as a bartender, but they were full. However, they said that I might be considered after some time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

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

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4 days - interviewed 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
  11.  

    Host/ToGo Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kenosha, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Famous Dave's in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Found out about job while at a college job fair. I had restaurant experience in the past as a supervisor. I met with an assistant manager in a bar booth on a weekday early afternoon. He seemed to be very distracted. It still remains the only interview that I have had that did not lead to a job. Standard questions with one huge exception.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of fruit would you be and why?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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