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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 29, 2013
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 Question – Typical questions, nothing difficult Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Albany, NY – Reviewed Feb 19, 2013
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 Question –
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
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Centerville, OH – Reviewed Nov 26, 2012
Interview Details – One interview. Just have to know a current employee
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Buffalo, NY Apr 2010 – Reviewed Oct 10, 2012
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 Question – What is one mistake you have made in the past and how did you overcome it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oklahoma City, OK Aug 2009 – Reviewed Sep 24, 2012
Interview Details – My initial communication with the Franchisee was through a friend who had recently been hired at The Melting Pot. The interview was set up by my friend and I was to interview with a few other candidates during a day of interviews. The interview itself was relaxed but concise. The Franchisee asked me several questions he felt would help me communicate my ability to be a server in the high-end environment they hoped to establish.
Interview Question – I honestly don't remember a difficult or unexpected question. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Glendale, AZ Dec 2009 – Reviewed Sep 2, 2012
Interview Details – I had 3 interviews starting with the floor manager and working up to the GM. Everyone asked the same general questions about "why us" and "why should we hire you"
Interview Question – Since it's for a restaurant there weren't any "difficult" questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Littleton, CO Feb 2010 – Reviewed Aug 9, 2012
Interview Details – Show a genuine desire to learn about wine and to work hard. They like to groom people their way which is not bad but it makes their job easier.
Negotiation Details – no negotiation. you work for tips and a huge wage of $4.26 per hour.
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlantic City, NJ May 2012 – Reviewed Jun 10, 2012
Interview Details – He interviewed me asking basic questions. When he found out i didnt have any experience in being a hostess he seemed disappointed. He showed me around the whole store introducing me to people working there. I thought when he did that i got the job, turns out i didn't.
Interview Question – When are you available? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Myrtle Beach, SC Aug 2010 – Reviewed Aug 9, 2010
Interview Details – Fill out application, call back, interview, interview, job offer, follow shift, 3 days of classroom training mixed with 4-5 follow shifts, final test consisting of over 200 question (96% or better to pass).
Interview Question – Entire server test. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details – I was first interviewed by a Manager, she asked normal questions, (strengths, weaknesses, future plans,why I left past jobs). I was then passed to a the General Manager, she explained the positions available and described what it was like to work at a fondue restaurant and explained the value they have for their customers which I was impressed about.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was definitely "What was your most embarrassing moment and describe how you reacted". View Answer
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