Friendly's Ice Cream Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
31 interviews

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  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  York, PA
    Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called back for a second interview with a different manager, but missed the call; that manager will not be in until Friday. Generally I just applied, went in when called and filled out another application for her to go over. Host offered me a drink but I refused.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really, she just went over my application and asked a few questions, noting that it'd be my first job and that I had limited transportation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager (MOD) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tannersville, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tannersville, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very straight forward. He liked honesty and really saying what he wanted to hear.He spoke more about what he expected then trying to get to know me as an individual

    Interview Questions
    • He wanted to be assured that this job would be the first priority in your life   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Keene, NH
    Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line. received email scheduling phone interview with HR, which went well...scheduled interview with area director had to travel 100 miles round trip, interview went well. Did background check. Scheduled interview with RVP 200 mile round trip...interview was canceled day before..phone interview scheduled with RVP..he never called or canceled. it was 4th July weekend so couldn't get hold of HR until following week. Then was told that some reorganization had happened and position was not open anymore and RVP was reassigned. scheduled interview with new RVP in local store so no traveling this time...day before canceled again, unless I was willing to drive to Mass. next morning (250 miles round trip) then she could see me. Company seems unorganized and has no regards for prospective employees time or money involved in the hiring process. It makes me wonder how they actually treat there employees once they are hired. Maybe this has been a blessing in disguise. I have decided to move on and have interviews scheduled with several of their competitors.

    Interview Questions
    • Question where not difficult and the interviews they did manage to keep were professional.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fountain Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stoneham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stoneham, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was fairly simple. Applied online and completed a competency exam. A call was made and a preliminary interview was setup. Went in, sat down for 20 minutes with the GM who asked me questions about myself while explaining the model of the restaurant. She was very informative and polite.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked where I saw myself within the company in 2 years. I did not have much of an idea of this, so I did not have an answer. The GM was very understanding of this and did not make me feel awkward or stupid for not being able to answer the question. I assume the question is asked to see how the applicant deals with pressure.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bel Air, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bel Air, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream.

    Interview Details

    Walked in, asked if they were hiring, took application home and filled it out, returned on a Tues night at 9pm with application, general manager was there and interviewed me, hired on the spot -- advice: ask when GM will be in and speak with him/her... Otherwise your application will never be viewed by anyone

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember the GM asking any unexpected questions, or even any difficult questions. Basically just the routine, Have you been fired from a previous job? Do you have experience? Are you a criminal? sort of questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Fountain Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    A former manager hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • None really just have simple skills that every job has   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream.

    Interview Details

    Fast process, very personable, learned a lot about where Friendly's is and what the possibilities are for the future

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream.

    Interview Details

    I can't comment because I worked my way up. But I got the job because the District Manager hated the General Manager I was working for and we collaborated to get rid of them. What does that tell you?

    Interview Questions
    • I can't answer this because I was promoted from within. My boss's boss hated my boss, as did I. And together we conspired to get rid of them...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy to get the raise because I was also getting rid of a manager I didn't like.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very easy, as I had already had experience in food services. I dressed semi formally, and arrived 15 minutes earlier than they expected. I was very engaged in the interview and it became more of a formality than an actual interview.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Lead Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Friendly's Ice Cream in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Simple. It's a very family friendly place so as long as your a nice, and overall good person, you should get the job. If you can go in with a positive attitude, answer some simple questions, and at least pretend to have some decent morals, you should kill this interview. If you have cooking experience, you're golden.

    Interview Questions
    • ??? cant remember any difficult questions. More like "what are your plans for school?" "Do you still live at home" haha   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    ask for 11 and certainly dont take less than $10. I worked in MA where the minimum is $7.25
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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