HMSHost Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
60 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Food and Beverage Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Biddeford, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Biddeford, ME
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at HMSHost.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was flawless, and was told I was going to the second interview.
    Was called the next day for the second interview for the following day.
    I was interviewed by the district manager, whom off the bat did not like me.
    He said I was certainly qualified but he wasn't looking for that, he wanted to know if I could handle people?????
    Well that is all I do.
    I am a woman and he has all men managers? Hmm is there a problem there?

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Barista Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HMSHost in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by the hiring manager a few days later. I went in for an interview at the location where I'd be hired. It was an extremely easy interview, probably the easiest one I've ever done.

    She asked me about my previous experience which was on my resume, my availability, easy stuff. There was no difficult questions.

    I was hired on the spot and was told it would take a few days to a week for the background check. After a week, I called to make sure things were still in the works, and the hiring manager said she hadn't gotten the BG check back yet but she'd let me know. A few days later she called me to come in for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at HMSHost in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They interviewed me first in a small hotel room. They asked about what i like to do and the normal stuff. They then set up an interview with the District Manager and HR. During that interview they asked the same questions. Went on about how they value a life outside of work... Later i was told that was BS by the General Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you call out someone in a higher position if they were doing something wrong?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they locked me in an office in the back of the plaza and went out to type up the offer and i accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at HMSHost.

    Interview Details

    Had a prescreen phone interview....interview next week

    Interview Questions
    • How long will the interview take and what do they look for in an employee?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Barista (Starbucks Franchise) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at HMSHost in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, was called 2 weeks later. It took about a week to go through orientation and do computer training. I started work 5 days after orientation.

    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Starbucks Barista Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at HMSHost in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Saw several openings for Starbucks at YVR, first found them online while searching for jobs. Applied in person where I filled out a form and submitted it along with my resume. I had an one-to-one interview two days later -- first with the hiring manager and then the actual manager. Questions were very simple, general interview questions. After the interviews were over, I was told to wait about a week or so for a phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic interview questions and one or two scenario questions, nothing that hard.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at HMSHost.

    Interview Details

    Called me and told me an interview for specific day. Interview was an actual interview, told me a background check would be done in 2 weeks. It didn't come back until 4 weeks later when they told me to come in for training. Sat in the basement of the building and did 'computer' training for 8 hours. Initially just thrown in to where they want to put you and told you to figure it out, trained by other employees.

    Negotiation Details
    Didn't really have to do much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at HMSHost in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewer showed up 1/2 hour from time my interview was supposed to be, and used a script interview sheet.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dulles, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HMSHost in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After being screened by HR, I proceeded to meet with one of the Starbucks managers at HMSHost Dulles. A very outgoing and friendly man. Asked me questions about my resume and my goals at the company.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't really anything difficult regarding questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HMSHost.

    Interview Details

    When I submit the application they call me 1.week after that, they give 2 interviews bla bla bla

    No Offer

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