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    Current Employee - Hostess in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Hostess in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kona Grill part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The majority of my coworkers are cool and easy to get along with. The managers are professional when resolving issues and try to keep their employee's best interests in mind. They will not hesitate to help you out if you get too busy or are dealing with a difficult guest.

    Cons

    The clientele can be terrible sometimes, but you'll get that in any restaurant. Managers will call people off if they are on overtime, even if it leaves us understaffed. It can get extremely busy and stressful on some nights, so if you can't multitask well or work as a team then this may not be the job for you.

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Kona Grill Interviews

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilbert, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilbert, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kona Grill in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    When I was searching for jobs online, Kona came up on Indeed and I applied online. There was a very lengthy aptitude test along with the job application and resume. Based off of my results management called me in for my first interview, with one of the 4 managers. I passed the first interview so I was called in for a second interview with a different manager. Then I passed the second interview, I was called in for the final interview with the General Manager and at that point he told me in person I was hired. First he asked me some questions about myself, and general interview questions about how I would handle things in certain situations. All three managers had different interview styles but they were all relatively nerve wracking. I highly suggest dressing your best and come in with the most confidence you've got. Also, be the friendliest you can be. I really do think Kona is looking for friendly ambitious people above all.

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Website www.konagrill.com
Headquarters Scottsdale, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (KONA)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

This company is pinning its hopes on the flavor of the Big Island to draw a few mainlanders into its restaurants. Kona Grill operates about 25 upscale casual-dining restaurants offering both seafood and American dishes with an island twist. The restaurants serve both lunch and diner menus, and they offer a wide selection of sushi. In addition to dining, each location typically has a bar area for happy hour with margaritas and martinis. The restaurants are typically found near upscale shopping areas in Arizona, Texas, and more than a dozen other states.

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