T.G.I. Friday's Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple enough, I moved up the ranks over the years, never had a real interview, just a series of chats. A much more natural manner of interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was kind of ridiculous. There were 3 interviews: One with the FOH manager, one with the general manager, and one with the owner. They were all fairly easy, didn't ask any unexpected questions. I pretty much knew I got the job after the second interview but I had to talk with the owner. The last two interviews ended up being with me and another girl interviewing at once. We both got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and recieved a phone call the same day. I scheduled an interview with the manager and was told to come in that week. I arrived 15 minutes early and was greeted by the host. I was interviewed by the store manager and general manager at the same time- was really stressful. After a series of questions about my experience, they started telling me about the job and what was expected of me. Interview lasted less than an hour and I was given a job offer before I left.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you instead of the other applicants?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was Contacted by a recruiter - sent a link for an online management assessment then contacted for a one on one interview with Director of Operations. Short phone interview with head of HR. Interview was professional yet relaxed, very engaging. Didn't feel nervous or intimidated, staff was very courteous as the interview was conducted on site.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Made an offer within previous salary ranges, met in the middle on base salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online late at night. Received a call the following morning in which an interview was scheduled a few days in advance. The first interview was short, lasting about 10 minutes. The following interview which was taken place with the GM who would be in charge of the hiring was longer, at about 20 min.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite food to cook and why?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is possible. They will most likely tell you they will start you out at 8. If you have any previous cooking experience decline and shoot for 9. Or if they tell you 9 based on your moderate to high level of experience, decline and shoot for 10 ect.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Talked to bartender who told me they were hiring servers. I called the manager the next day and she told me that she would like to schedule an interview. The first interview consisted of basic questions such as schedule and experience, but it was very relaxed, it did not even feel like an interview. The second interview was with the general manager this interview was more typical asked questions like "What would would you do in a situation with an unhappy customer". Received a letter within a few days that I had been hired.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do with an unhappy customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I arrived 10 minutes early. Hosts were very friendly and asked if I wanted a drink while I waited. One came and asked me to sit at a booth for the manager. Manager was really laid back and read the questions off of a sheet. They were pretty basic questions but there were 2 I didn't understand and had to bs it. I saw that there were sections for him to rate my answers 1-5. I was too nervous (hadn't had an interview in 2 years) so I didn't come off very fun or outgoing and ended up not getting a call even after coming back for a second interview. I was more interested in working in the back of the house so they could probably sense that.

    Interview Questions
    • He grabbed the salt grinder off the table and told me to sell it to him.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's.

    Interview Details

    Well, i applied on snag-a-job, received a phone call about 3 days later. attended the interview. I went through three rounds of mangers: hostess manager, server manager, and ended with the general manager. All of the questions involved customer service experiences, what you can contribute to the job, and problem solving. If you get to the general manager, you basically have the job. Another plus, was that the restaurant hadn't opened yet, so they really needed to hire a lot of people. The restaurant is now open, and they still have openings for severs. Go apply on snag a job!

    Interview Questions
    • What can you contribute to the restaurant?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiation, its stated in the application that you will be receiving minimum wage: 8.00/hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Training Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carrollton, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carrollton, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's.

    Interview Details

    I was very surprised by the interview process. Two people walked in. One excused herself. A few minutes into the conversation the second person excused herself. They ended the interview 10 minutes into the session and boy was I glad. I brought a pen capable of recording both audio and my keystrokes - commonly known as a LiveScribe. It seemed to freak them out. I thought wow what do these people have to hide. This place was not what had been sold to me - a really good place to work with cool people. The interview was interrupted twice. A total wash. They said they had to attend to an urgent matter - yeah right.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  11.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. It was kind of long.
    I got a phone call in the morning asking if I was still looking for a job and if so would I like to come in for an interview.
    My interview started a late and there was someone who had to be interviewed before me. While I waited I chatted with the host there. He told me that the job was and I would probably get it.
    There wasn't really any interview questions. I was asked about my previous work experience and availability. The interviewer explained that the job was really easy, I would be trained on the technical stuff but it was important that I was upbeat and smiley. The person who was supposed to make the final decision wasn't in so I had to come back for a second interview.

    In the second interview I was asked if I had any restaurant experience. I got a more detailed info on the pay wage, job description. At the end he asked if I had any questions. I couldn't think of any so he explained that there would be a orientation and I would be filling out paperwork at that time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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