The Melting Pot Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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  1.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview

    You get two interviews - one with the GM and one with the AM. At the time it was a job fair, so they gave you an application and after you turn it in, you get started with the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when a customer really challenged you during a shift?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Hospitality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview

    Applied through job posting on craigslist by submitting my resume was called 2 days later to come in and interview the next day with the general manager. When I got to the restaurant I had to fill out an application. The manager asked me about my experience and told me about the salary and requirments of the job. I was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none

  3.  

    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Melting Pot (Albuquerque, NM).

    Interview

    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

    non-existent

  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiations at all. It is their way or the highway!

  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation

  8.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    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

  9.  

    Hospitality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Melting Pot.

    Interview

    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
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Hospitality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at The Melting Pot (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    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
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