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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. Alexander's.

    Interview Details

    There was only one interview that lasted 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negation
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Honestly, you need no experience. Just be competent and you will get this job.

    Interview Questions
    • They'll ask you why you want to work there. Try to sound as customer service oriented as possible.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Coach In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at J. Alexander's in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with J Alexander's at their corporate office in Nashville, Tenn. This was a "working interview" where you are expected to work throughout the process. I didn't care for the way the interview was conducted because there was little to no guidance as to what was actually expected of you. Once I finally decided that I was going to take initiative and try to run food, a manager (not the one who was interviewing me) told me that I was not supposed to be doing that and sent me elsewhere to just stand around and observe. I was not impressed.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. Alexander's in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Quick to communicate with prospective employees. Very kind and friendly interviewers. Management seemed to really emphasize hiring quality employees.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't too many difficult questions. They asked me why the guests are important to me.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated conflicts with work schedule; none for salary or benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Food Runner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Alexander's in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out app and go my first interview on the spot. Next 3 Days later and was offered the job the following day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at J. Alexander's.

    Interview Details

    3 Interview process. Consisted of one on one interviews with various location managers. Managers ask you various about the industry to evaluate your ability to meet their standards of service. Interviews are inviting with a positive attitude.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Alexander's in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The manager who interviewed me was very easy going and welcoming. I was able to walk in, apply, and get an interview, all in the time-frame of about 30 minutes. I ended up not being hired because I was applying as seasonal help and they were mostly interested in more than temporary hires.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centerville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centerville, OH
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at J. Alexander's in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interview. I came with serving experience and it was no problem being hired.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle difficult or drunk customers?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at J. Alexander's in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Application filled out and sat down and spent about 45 minutes speaking directly with the manager. He was very personable and interested. Very postive interview, gave me many opportunities to ask questions and also asked me questions to determine if I was the team player he was looking for. The training process was extensive, it would be atleast a month before I would begin to make money, and he upfront about that. I respected his care for the restaurant he managed and took his offer for a position with his team, very special and with much consideration.

    Interview Questions
    • What red wine would you pair with a certain cut of meat?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The time frame it would take before making an income. The restaurant also pooled their money. Not a perfect fit for ME. Many others would be LUCKY to work there.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at J. Alexander's in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I went in one day and filled out an application there. I waited for a while to talk to a manager. The hostesses were very friendly and offered me a beverage while I waited. I met with one manager. He asked me general questions about where I had worked before, where I was at in life (college, married, etc). He asked me to come back the next day to speak with another manager. The second manager asked me questions about the restaurants i had worked in, what I liked about them, and what I liked about working in the restaurant industry. They offered me the job. A week later I went in for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate schedule at the beginning. J. Alexander's has set schedules, so if you have any doubt about days you can work, error on the side of caution. You can always pick up a shift if you aren't scheduled.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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