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California Pizza Kitchen Interview Questions

Updated Dec 25, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interviewed by three different people, the GM and two assistant managers. Very normal questions asking about how you cope with stress, previous experiences with multitasking, and other behavioral questions. After being interviewed I got a call back after a week or so saying they would like to offer me a job and to come in for orientation with the proper attire

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    • The most difficult question they asked was how I deal with different personalities and precious experiences with multitasking   Answer Question

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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Escondido, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Escondido, CA).

    Interview

    Very fast, easy, diligent. Everyone who works there is like family and accepts anyone no matter who they are. Tips are crap though and CPK has a horrible "costumer is always first" motto where they take every item off the bill if a costumer is slightly uncomfortable.

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    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Palo Alto, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Easiest interview ever, seemed like I was overqualified for the job. They didn't ask difficult questions, just the typical ones. I didn't have any experience and still got hired. As long as you're outgoing and can hold a conversation, you should be good

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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

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    Server/Hostess/Take Out Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Boston, MA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview went really well. The manager was very nice and made me feel comfortable. We basically just had a simple conversation and then he asked me what my availability was. I was bummed though bc I really wanted to work there, but didn't end up getting it because of my availability. It seemed like a really friendly place to work.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Super friendly managers! Made me feel welcome right off the bat. I loved the atmosphere that they created within the restaurant from the moment I stepped through the front door.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for cpk?   1 Answer

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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.

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Hackensack, NJ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very easy and quick. I walked up to the host stand and asked to speak to a manager about a position. She got this lady named Vanessa for me. Vanessa told me to meet her for an interview a few days after. I met with Vanessa and partly with her coworker Kevin who also manages. Kevin talked to me briefly but Vanessa really liked me. So then I met with the GM Jesse. Jesse liked me as well the only downside was taking my piercings out it was a positive experience and I enjoy working for the company.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    They asked me firts my availability, I said that I applied for part time because I was going to school on evenings but I was free mon- friday morning to 4 pm and all weekends and holidays. Then the person who was interviewing me told me that my availability wasn't going to work for them and that he didnt want to waist more time with me since I wont get hired.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverside, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Riverside, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Easy and quick. Simple questions about what I do in my free time, what I think they value in a hostess, and so on. The manager was very nice and understanding towards me as it was my first job interview ever and I was obviously nervous.

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