Red Lobster Hostess Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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Hostess Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Tucson, AZ).

Interview

Fairly easy, if the manager likes you , you're pretty much set. Make sure to smile a lot, be friendly as it's a front of the house job. Also multi-tasking skills. They do seem to prefer younger applicants for hosting.

Interview Questions

  • Have you ever had to deal with angry or upset customer, how did you deal with them?   Answer Question

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview

    Placed resume online from job site on Friday. Was called the next day to come to open interviews on Sunday. Filled out all required paperwork, then waited for almost an hour to have a face to face interview with a manager. At least 4 people skipped over me until a final interview with the Area Director interviewed me. He asked me all but 3 questions, then offered me the position. I started 2 weeks later, and had another 2 week training with 250 other employees, prior to the Grand Opening.

    Interview Questions

    • He asked what was the MOST important asset I possessed in order be in guest services?   Answer Question
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview

    The managers were super nice, I met with two of them. There was two interviews and both were moderately easy. I got the job on the spot during the second interview and then had training the next day.

    Interview Questions

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Wilkes Barre, PA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my application online in early July. I called about 3 weeks later to see if it has been received. The manager told me I will receive an email if they want to interview me. About 2 hours later, he called me back to set up an interview 2 days later. I went in and was only asked 2 formal questions and the rest was more conversation like. The interview was for a Service Assistant (busser) but I told him that I was more interested in hosting since I have experience from Olive Garden. He set me up for a second interview with general manager but decided to decline as I didn't want to be a busser. A week later I got an email to set up an interview for a hostess so I called the restaurant and the interview was scheduled for 2 days later. I met with the general manager and she decided that a hostess would be the best position for me. She just asked about my past experiences and then told me since I worked at Olive Garden (when Red Lobster was still owned by Darden) that I didn't need much training since the system is still the same. She told me about the dress code and offered me the job! Overall it was one of the easiest interviews I've ever been on.

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    Negotiation

    None. I was offered $9.50 and said that it was perfect for me.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oro Valley, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Oro Valley, AZ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Got an interview within 3 days of applying online (no prior experience). The interview was easy and the lady interviewing was very sweet and gave tips and reassured I was doing a good job. She offered me a drink and asked typical questions that were on a paper and checked off when I would say basic answers and wrote a summary when I'd say unique answers. She then set me up for an interview the next day with the general manager. When I went to that interview, the general manager was just as nice. He offered me water and he had coffee and asked several "scenerio" questions. He then left for a moment and came back and told me I was hired and we discussed pay and uniforms.

    Interview Questions

    • What is good hospitality?   Answer Question
    • What are characteristics you would look for in a hostess if you were interviewing them?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a guest didn't like the table you offered them first?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a disagreement with a co-worker?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a "regular" guest wanted to sit at their normal table but there are people seated at it already?   Answer Question
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Visalia, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Visalia, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and about a month later received an email about setting up an interview. The interview itself was easy and it was more of a conversation than anything else. She told me everything about the job and said she would call in 2 days. I was sure I would receive a phone call offering me the job but I didn't :( Be sure to dress nicely and act motivated. She said she was looking for someone motivated, friendly, and just someone who wants to come to work without any problems. I told her that was me but she probably found someone better. She was interviewing literally back to back.

    Interview Questions

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Memphis, TN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process went well. I got an email after three or so weeks of applying, and I called the number to set up an interview. The first interview was with the shift manager. He was really laid back, and super enjoyable to talk to. He immediately set me up for a second interview with the general manager. The second interview was the harder of the two, with the deeper questions that required fast thinking and intellectual skills. That was Thursday, and she told me she'd call Monday. I am awaiting the call.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I called a few times before the hiring manager was ever there to pick up the phone. Then once I got there I told them I was there for an interview, and I waited until they where ready. I dressed to impress. We went over to a table and started the interview process.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got called in for an interview 3+ weeks later. I arrived early and was told to call a number before I arrived so I could be let in through a side door but no answer. I asked the maintenance guy if he could let me in and thankfully he did and even called the manager for me as this restaurant is very big. I waited for about 10 minutes and the manager arrived with what looked like index cards. As I was sitting in the booth I realized he was scoring my answers. He explained what they were looking for and a little bit about Red Lobster. He asked me about my employment history my availability and then came the interview questions (about 4 questions). All in all the interview went along nicely. The next morning I received the dreaded email "Thank you for your interest" blah blah blah. The interview wasn't difficult but I guess I just wasn't the right fit for the restaurant, or I didn't sell myself enough. Off to the next interview. :)

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Red Lobster in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had a lot of fun talking to the Interviewer. I asked her if there was any doubts about the interview and she said that I did excellent but I was never called back in.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you tell me about yourself? How would you deal with a difficult customer?   Answer Question
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