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California Pizza Kitchen Interview Questions

Interviews at California Pizza Kitchen

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    Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Boston, MA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Very simple process, even if you have never been a waiter even though most places look for experience. I went in person to apply for the job, and they told me to come back for an interview the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in 3 adjectives   2 Answers

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    Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    CPK Hawaii holds group interviews every Wednesday. I had to fill out a resume that was provided, which included general questions (experiences, reasons for applying, etc.) and also some questions about ingredients that they use (e.g. types of cheese). The interview was done in a group format (10+ people).

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    • The manager asked us questions regarding restaurant service. Standing in front of 10+ other applicants and talking was pretty intimidating.   Answer Question
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    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Hunt Valley, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was greeted by the General Manager, we sat down and briefly went over my resume. It didn't really feel like an Interview, it was mostly conversation and going over what my job would look like, e.g salary, dress code etc. I was offered the job on the spot and can't wait to start working there.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Irvine, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I have a friend in management. I filled out an application and waited for a call back. When I interviewed, it was with 2 separate managers. After I got hired, I had to come in to fill out all the necessary paperwork. I received the training packet with all of the menu, company, and employment information to start studying. I was then assigned my training sessions. My first week there were training shifts where I shadowed different positions.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen.

    Interview

    Two interviews took place for the interview process
    The first one was with the assistant manager, and the second one with the general manager at the time. The interviews were short and to the point.

    Interview Questions


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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Costa Mesa, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Multiple one on one interviews with all managers. I was called back the same day with the job offer. Process was simple and easy as long as you have serving experience.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you had to be a team player?   1 Answer

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Cherry Hill, NJ) in July 2017.

    Interview

    it was great i went in asked for the general manager its was awesome i really liked the managers and the hiring process was really great poll says its awesome place to work

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Miami, FL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was asked basic questions about myself, why I wanted the job, and my experience in service industry. Was told early on that they wanted to hire me and continued to ask about my availability. To officially begin working I had to pass a written exam based on menu items and perform a practical exam where I served two of the restaurant managers as if they were patrons.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite restaurant?   1 Answer

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Scottsdale, AZ) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Easy. Basic questions. The manager is super intimidating but don't let her scare you. You'll interview with all three managers, one at a time. Then you'll get a call back.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with difficult customers?   1 Answer

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Lone Tree, CO) in July 2016.

    Interview

    First interview with the GN, second interview with the scheduling manager. I was hired on the spot at the second interview. Overall very low stress, laid back and easy process.

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