The Melting Pot Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
21 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    Very intimidating. Vaguely friendly. I talked with multiple managers and they said they would probably hire me. I waited a few weeks before I received word from them and they told me I had the job. I initially had to redo my application because they had lost it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview questions (for a restaurant) with GM and possibly an assistant manager.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected, just the standard "what would you do in a stressful situation" type questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    non-existent
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    They were very welcoming and got me very excited to want to work there. They seemed to care about your life and goals as well as your career aspirations (that would soon change). They were very professional and checked up on your previous jobs and references. The training was also a lot of fun because you would make all the fondues and try them so that you knew what you were giving to your guests. I actually learned a lot.

    Interview Questions
    • Asking about what you would do if you saw a coworker breaking the rules. I used an example of a coworker of mine changing the tip on a check.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations at all. It is their way or the highway!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    2 Interviews, one with manager and one with owner, basic questions about background and qualifications and why I wanted to work there.

    Interview Questions
    • What separates the Melting Pot from other restaurants?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the manager conducted a quick 30 minute interview asking typical behavior questions, why I want to work there, how I can improve at the restaurant, where I see myself in 5 years.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    low pay

    Declined Offer
  7.  

    Hospitality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    First interview- prescreening questions. Second interview includes scenario questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Do your research, they want to know what you know about their company.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typical restaurant interview, talked about experience in other restaurants, interest in melting pot organization, strengths and weaknesses as a server, schedule for typical work week, expectations for servers within restaurant, met with a second manager to discuss similar topics

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Hospitality Specialist Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    So far I have had two interviews and I have my last one tomorrow. The first two have gone well to my knowledge. I was definitely nervous and that may have hindered my performance but other than that the manager has not asked me too many difficult questions. I feel kind of nervous about tomorrow only because I will be talking to a higher up manager so that obviously makes me a little bit more nervous

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself 1, 3 and 5 years down the line?
      What are your strengths? (this can be a very difficult question when asked all of the sudden)
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Server Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview Details

    One interview. Just have to know a current employee

    Accepted Offer
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    Server Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Melting Pot in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I turned in my application in person, the manager came right out and greeted me and sat me down. It was a 5 min meet and greet, he asked me about previous work and scheduling conflicts and why I wanted to work there. Then I scheduled 3 more interviews with all of the managers. Very long and difficult process.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one mistake you have made in the past and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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