Wendy's General Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Updated Jul 1, 2014
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General Manager Interview

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

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wendy's in July 2010.

Interview Details

Typically one panel interview with the district manager, director of area operations and human resources representative. There's an orientation and a nine week training program for managers. For a GM position, there may be additional time where you run a store as a stretch assignment.

Interview Questions
  • All interview questions are situational. "Tell me about a time when..." You will have to think of an example of when you used a certain skill set. You'll have to tell how the situation ended up, and as a result, either that you were successful OR that you LEARNED SOMETHING about people/management, etc.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There's very little room for negotiation. You pretty much have the option to take or leave the offer and that is all.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    General Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wendy's.

    Interview Details

    I'm still in the process. Initial response with the District Manager was very prompt and interview was professionally conducted within a week of me be contacted over the phone. Expect variations of the 3 questions. [Can you do the Job? Do you want the Job? and do I want to work with you.] I'm still waiting to schedule my next interview with the Director of area ops.

    Interview Questions
    • I'm sure variations of this have been used before by I was caught a little guard when asked how I would handle working for someone less intelligent than myself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pending. will revise later
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Wendy's in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted on-line application with resume attached for a position as General Manager. During phone interview was advised that they were not actually seeking a general manager and that GMs were promoted from within.

    Interview Questions
    • Due to having extensive business managment experience, was asked why I would consider a position in a fast food environment with varying shifts and closing responsibilities.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    General Manager Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Wendy's in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was with Corporate and Franchise , Both treated me very well. I had worked my way up from crew .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

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

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Wendy's in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Wendy's loves to use situational questions to determine behaviors. Think of a time when you ___ (did something specific.) You'll need to give an answer, and follow up questions will determine what skills you utilized in order to solve the problem. They'll ask how the situation was resolved. It is a panel interview with, typically, the Director of Area Operations, the District Manager, and/or the Human Resource Representative.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to motivate the crew to meet a certain goal, even though there were obstacles? What skills did you use?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Things like location are easier to negotiate than, say, pay. Working close to where you live will save you time and take-home pay in the form of gas money, so try to take solace there. Save any negotiating for the offer or orientation stage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Wendy's.

    Interview Details

    collate resumes, call qualified applicants, wait for confirmation, schedule initial interview, inform HR for schedule for final interview, HR dept will do final interview, if applicant passed, ask to secure requirements, after securing all requirements, will be instructed to go to assigned store to get schedule for orientation, schedules orientation,

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Wendy's in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and app. Had an interview with the DM and AD. Had to bring in a store plan to show and explain about. Took a Wendy's knowledge test. Interviewed six people in a row. Dressed in bussiness casual. Basic senario questions and leadership questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Given annual salary - take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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