Granite City Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Server & Head Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Granite City.

    Interview

    It was a simple process with basic questions about your experience and as to why you'd be a good fit with the company. I went in for the interview when they were having open interviews because it was a new store. I met with two hiring managers and process went quick.

    Interview Questions

    • I would say most of the questions were expected and there weren't really any to throw you off. The one I'd say that I had to think about just because I couldn't say the answer I obviously wanted to was what was your worst guest experience. Otherwise the questions include employment history, what do you expect out of your manager and so on.   Answer Question
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Granite City (Madison, WI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I sat down with one of the managing partners and first went through small talk and then got into situational questions. Then we talked about why the service industry, and I was offered the position on the spot. I was asked what I needed for pay, and was given an offer, and I called back after to give my answer.

    Interview Questions

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Granite City (Kansas City, MO) in March 2012.

    Interview

    They will usually make calls every one to two months so they won't call you immediately unless you time it right. The general manager of the store calls you and tells you a day for interviews and you set a time. You go there and the host will tell you that she will go and get the manager and then you wait for them to come down which is about 5-10 minutes while you can choose to make awkward small talk with the bored host or not it does not matter if you talk to them or not, they don't matter in the process. Then you will go sit somewhere in the atrium or a table and it is really simple. They ask if you've ever worked with people or in a restaurant then they just ask your schedule. Getting accepted as a host is easy because they are pretty much always short on hosts so they take whatever they get.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you gone above and beyond for your employer?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maple Grove, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Granite City (Maple Grove, MN) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Comfortable atmosphere, did not wait long for management to start interview process. General questions about experience. Questions about availability and knowledge of company. It was about 10 minutes long, extensive in house training of menu and beer. Prepares you for success.

    Interview Questions

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    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Granite City in March 2010.

    Interview

    Just asked about previous work experience and what my favorite things to cook are.

    Interview Questions

    • Had me do a questionnaire that figured if i was mentally stable   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Granite City (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I sat down with a manager and talked for about 10 minutes. he said i didnt need to do the next interview and that I was hired.

    Interview Questions

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Granite City (Omaha, NE) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Got a phone call to come in and interview then had orientation a week later

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a situation you were in where you showed team work   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maple Grove, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Granite City (Maple Grove, MN) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Met with the hiring manager and then got a phone call offering me the job

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Granite City in November 2011.

    Interview

    Applications are handled entirely online, including basic information, resume submission, and a medium-length personality test to determine if I was a good fit for the position. The online portion of the application process took approximately thirty to forty-five minutes. About a week later I was invited to a 1:1 interview with the store manager, during which a few basic questions were asked, mostly relating to work experience and desire to work at that restaurant in particular. I was offered a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Granite City in March 2011.

    Interview

    I went in to fill out an application, brought it back, and was asked to fill out an SQ (like a personality thing) in store. After turning that in, I got a call about 3 days later, and was asked to come in for an interview. It was fairly easy - questions like how would you handle a difficult customer, why do you want to work here - and then I was given a call back for a second interview (with a different manager) and was given the job there. There was a week training after that (paid, and with food), and then I started working.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here/in the restaurant business?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a difficult guest?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not really.

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