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Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
91 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Bar Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was a server and a shift supervisor (key holder) positions were available for a bar manager, and service manager. i interviewed with the Director of our region, interviewed with a hiring manager through HR, the VP of our regions right hand man, and then our VP. went to training one week after accepting the position. (training was 5 weeks, usually 9 weeks long if you are new to the company or not a validated shift supervisor)

    Interview Questions
    • they asked pretty normal questions, nothing to out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    pretty one sided, they wouldn't give me a number so with the help of glassdoor and some other sites I asked for a number and they gave me what i wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed 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
  3.  

    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
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aurora, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    In Illinois they are now doing "3rd Tier" interviews. I interviewed 4 times!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Bartender Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Walked in and filled out an application for hostessing, did not hear anything for maybe a week and then I walked in again to check on the status of my app. Then I got interviewed on the spot and hired pending a shadow.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were standard, although they did ask who my favorite band was.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Server/Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Yonkers, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yonkers, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    one on one and then filling out paper work

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it was a server position so everyone get a standard base pay o f $5.00
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Busser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Covington, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Covington, LA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    one on one interview with a group orientation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Woodbury, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbury, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    BHI process, with 3 part interview with final offer from GM or DO

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated over the phone once offer was made, they gave no and I countered and recieved what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared to show them your skills and that you don't drop things.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None I took minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at T.G.I. Friday's in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Quick response to online application. Management persistent to setup an interview. Easy interview, based mainly on appearance.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time that a customer at your previous employment was unhappy. How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Current Beverage Manager in Charlotte, NC

Pros: “Can be a fun work experience depending on the store and the gm. Easy to be a manager when it comes to money handling and pos systems. Back office is pretty easy too.” Full Review

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