Outback Steakhouse Server Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Server Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Rochester, NY) in June 2015.

Interview

Applied online. I was called the next day to set up an interview. Went in and was asked 'form' questions. Sandy didn't really seem interested while interviewing me. Stated the interview process was three interviews with the final interview with the owner and for me to call back later that evening to check my status. Called back but she stated they chose someone else. Hiring one person, I doubt it. I asked why not me and she stated I didn't have the computer experience. She never asked about it during the interview. I have several years restaurant and customer service experience and work full time during the day with extensive computer experience, much more than clicking buttons on a POS system. Especially now that the systems are on the tables for the patrons. Bottom line, I wasn't hired because of my age.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Burlington, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The manger interviewed me for only 5 minutes and told me to go home and take a survey and that when I was finished they would call her and call me back for another interview. It has been at least two weeks and I have yet to receive another phone call.

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Royersford, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Royersford, PA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview which led to 2 in person interviews. Overall it was not very professional, the manager who had scheduled my interview called out sick and never followed up with me and an assistant manager had to do the interview which i could tell she does not do it very often. It took about 45 minutes for them to interview me the first time. The follow up interview was scheduled for the following week with the original manager and took about 30 minutes to see me. The interview was awkward as i had to re-introduce myself to her and basically reexplain the phone screen and the 1st interview to her. She seemed disinterested the whole time and only interested if i was going to make a career out of it.She said to think about taking the job that night and she would call the next day and if she didn't call me i was to call her the following day, which i did and she did not answer the phone which seemed very unprofessional. Overall this store did not seem like they cared enough to hire someone, I'm sure its very different between stores and i would recommend this restaurant to others. They responded quickly to me submitting to the job which was very nice.

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesapeake, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Chesapeake, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an email the next day to call to schedule an interview. My first interview was held with the proprietor and he asked basic questions that I assume he asks all candidates. He schedule me for a follow up interview with another manager which was a more personal interview. Questions were asked about how my life is and what my interests and hobbies were, and why I wanted to work for Outback. I was hired concluding the second interview.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burke, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Burke, VA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very few questions. She just asked about how I handle high stress/fast-paced environments and what I would do if a customer was upset, etc. Seemed very chill. Took about 7 minutes and I got hired on the spot with no previous serving experience. We set up a time for me to come back in and start training and that was it.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a customer who was upset with their meal?   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Outback Steakhouse.

    Interview

    Got a call about 2 months after I had applied online, We had scheduled the interview for two days after I received the call. Interview took place at a table in the bar and I was hired on the spot. Manager got my paperwork together and sent me home to study for the menu and drink test.

    Interview Questions

    • basic interview, asked how I viewed teamwork and what it meant to me, why I thought I'd be a good fit, etc   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Outback Steakhouse.

    Interview

    First step was taking a large personality test. Then once you pass that they give you a one-on-one interview with the hiring manager. They'll ask typical interview questions, straight from a packet. If you pass that then you move on to the final round of taking the food/drink test. It's brutal - fill in the blank, no word bank, entire menu test. Once you pass that with at least a 98% then the rest is smooth sailing. You're in.

    Interview Questions

    • If another server needs help and you are already behind, what do you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    What times and days worked best for my schedule.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Called in

    Went in for interview questions

    Pretty easy going interview

    ask if i had been a server before and my customer service skills loved the women who interviewed me she was very straight forward.

    took a mini test on selling a drink and passed so i was ask to be a server there enjoyed the interview process

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    First the interview is not that hard asking you general interview questions, but the menu and liquor test was pretty hard having to know everything on the menu food and liquor which is a lot of stuff

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was none

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    at outback, the process is pretty standard: you complete an online app, then do the online personality test, then wait for a call for an interview. if you don't get a phone call, then they are either not hiring or you did not pass the personality test. the best way to get noticed is to know someone who works there already

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