Red Lobster Server Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2014
Updated Aug 9, 2014
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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Lobster in February 2013.

Interview Details

2 step interview process with questions asked about previous employment, what kind of person are you, and how would you fit in with the company. Why did you choose to apply for the company.

Negotiation Details
None
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Server Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    First you must fill out the online application. It is a long application with a personality test at the end. Once the managers have decided that you would be a fit you are called in for a first interview. After your first interview you meet with the general manager. If he approves, you are then hired.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question was, "Do you have any felonies?". After your no response the manager then asks you, "Why not?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview wasnt that hard, got hired relatively fast. Walked in, said hi, he told me what was needed, when it was need, it was easy. Always put emphasis on teamwork and make customers the most important criteria and youll be good.

    Accepted Offer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Asheville, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Red Lobster in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talked for a good 35 min,asked me many questions. Asked if i would be ok to train as long as it takes. Everything pointed in the right direction as he kept asking questions and nodding yes to me. I was then told by the service manager that if the GM wanted to move forward then i would receive a 2nd email to schedule a 2nd interview but that the gm was on vacation and it could take a couple days. I was dressed very nice, pressed white dress shirt,black pants and a $125 pair of clarks... Im a former general restaurant manager and plenty of serving experience... plenty qualified enough for red lobster.... I get an email 25 min after i walk out the door from darden saying after "careful" consideration I will not be offered employment at this time??? I contacted every reference I had and they said no one ever call them. I have no idea why this happened. the interview went great. what happened to the GM reviewing my application?? why was a decision made that quick?

    Interview Questions
    • name a time a guest was unhappy and you resolved the issue.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Red Lobster in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very short interview with one manager at first. they don't ask many relevant questions or anything to assist them in hiring . quite pointless. dress nice and be confident is all that they want

    Negotiation Details
    there wasn't any room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Red Lobster in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Attended mass interview on recruiting day. Interviewed with front of house manager and general manager. Interview was pleasant and quick. I was one of several dozen scheduled for the same time. The process was very simple but I had to wait a long time before speaking to anyone.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was regarding handling difficult customers   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    "Server" Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview Details

    Online then a face to face then hired a day later there was a group during the interview kinda overwhelming knowing that some would get hired and others would not

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on Sunday and got an email from them on Tuesday saying they wanted to interview me. So I called and was told to come in on Friday. The first manager said he liked me at the end on the interview so I had to come back on Tuesday to have my second interview with the general manager. The second interview went well and he said he would call me in two days for a job offer after he checked my reference from the previous restaurant I worked at. They didn't call me that week, so I assumed I didn't get the job. Then two weeks later, the manager from the first interview called me with a job offer. I guess I shouldn't have had any doubts since Darden will email you if they don't want you. The interview was what you would expect for a server like define great customer service, what would you do to provide great customer service to guests, and how you handle disputes between coworkers.

    Interview Questions
    • There was really nothing difficult..Every question what you would expect them to ask you if you're applying as a server.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations you get paid $2.13 an hour and live off your tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Concord, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Red Lobster in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy hiring process, one or two interviews max. Training takes about 2 weeks for average employee

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    i returned to my job so i only had to interview one manager, the GM. Once that was done, i immediately started again. No retraining or anything, just one day to show me where everything in the store was located.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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