P.F. Chang's Interview Questions

Updated Jul 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at P.F. Chang's (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    Applied in person between 2 pm and 4 pm on Monday - Thursday. Was called back the next day to set-up a convenient time to come back for an interview. There were two interviews total. The first was with an Assistant Manager where basic questions were asked about past experience with customer service and questions pertaining to ones personality. The second interview was with the General Manager. Most of the questions mirrored those asked in the first interview, in addition to my availability and expectations. Overall, a very easy interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Any past experience with customer service?   1 Answer
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?   1 Answer
    • How would you handle a difficult customer?   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time where you had to multi-task in a fast paced environment?   1 Answer
    • Can you prioritize tasks and duties "on the fly" or ad hoc?   1 Answer
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    BackWaiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at P.F. Chang's.

    Interview

    I had formulated a well-written cover letter, which was inherently better than what most people submit. I hadn't had word back in well over a month, but eventually they called me up. I showed up for an interview in business casual attire and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • When can you work? What is your availability?   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    easy, simple.asked basic questions that would be asked. work experience, what can be added to the team. etc. food is good. management is good. service is good. blah blash blHHH

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I went in for a server position but was told they weren't hiring for anything for host. It was pretty basic. Tell me about qualities, etc. What restaurants have you worked in? What capacity? How did you hear about P.F. Chang's? What type of hours are you expecting? Are you able to work full weekends?

    Interview Questions

    • Not really too much difficulty to answer for anyone who has been in the food industry.   Answer Question
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    PF Changs Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Simple interview, tell me a time when, describe how you work with others. Basic simple interview, if you can talk normally you are hired. They asked what hours I could work and then built a schedule around that, picking up/switching shifts is easy

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond....   Answer Question
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    PF Changs Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at P.F. Chang's (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    You fill out an application Monday-Thursday from 2-4 pm. They'll have you fill it out in the restaurant and will usually give you an interview right after you submit it back to the hosts. If you pass the initial interview they will set up a second interview with another manager sometime in the future.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Your pay is $2.13 an hour. No negotiation necessary.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at P.F. Chang's in June 2014.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone screen with HR, a skype interview with the hiring director, and an on-site round of interviews with a half dozen people or so.

    The interviews were pretty easy. They tell you their background and ask you to walk through your career path making sure to pulse in the things you were most proud of and/or wish you could do over again. They will take you to Pei Wei for lunch. No curve ball questions.

    The offices are nice but lack a lot of the luxuries of larger businesses (no cafeteria or gym). They are truly business casual so I would be sure to dress up for the interview. If you get to an on site interview, 75% of the decision is personality fit. I think portraying yourself as curious, outgoing, and professional will carry a lot of weight.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at P.F. Chang's in April 2014.

    Interview

    It was pretty easy for me. They ask you pretty standard questions, what would you do if you were in this situation? How would you handle a disgruntled guest? What was your last serving job like and why did you like it? It was easy because I had dealt with all of the situations before so I could answer them with experience. They are pretty picky about who they hire. They want people with personalities, who are outgoing, charismatic and confident.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't a difficult question but for someone who does not have a lot of service experience some of the situational questions might trip you up. Just think of the most reasonable solution and if you can't just say you would grab a manager to figure out what to do next.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, servers make the same no matter what.

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    PF Changs Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at P.F. Chang's.

    Interview

    Basic questions, nothing too intense. Why do you want to work here? What kind of experience do you have? What was one time you were put in an uncomfortable position with a customer? Did you feel you handled the situation well? What would you do differently? Where do you see yourself in 3 years with the company?

    Interview Questions

    • This is a common question, but the most difficult in the interview always, for myself. "What are your weaknesses?"   Answer Question
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    PF Changs Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at P.F. Chang's (Little Rock, AR).

    Interview

    As anyone in this business for any length of time knows all too well, hiring is a crapshoot. Every good restaurant comes up with diamonds in the rough—servers who were hired grudgingly based on need who turn out to be superstars. Unfortunately, every good restaurant also has examples of the opposite—servers with sterling resumes and winning interviews who subsequently flop once they are on the floor. If there was a method of eliminating the guesswork from hiring, we would all be geniuses in the restaurant business. They typically give you 2-3 interviews.

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