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Cheesecake Factory Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2017
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of a phone interview then contacted for a "shadow" interview. I followed around GM and his staff for 4 hours. Got to meet some great people. Sat down and spoke with the GM, was asked routine questions, pretty straight forward interview. Was rejected from my scheduled final interview because they were concerned I was applying to their companies as well. I was a longevity risk. Ironically that position is open again 2 months later.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you applied to any other places   1 Answer

  2.  

    Cashier/Baker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Greensboro, NC) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview went fairly quick. Didn't have to wait long. Basically was asked about previous experience and then told I would hear from them in a couple of days. Three days later, got the call about orientation which was 2 days after. Overall, the process was simple yet easy. I was interviewed by the assistant manager.

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  3.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    After applying online, there was an assessment I completed online. Next, there was a phone interview with in house recruiter. Then I did a shift observation in the restaurant followed up with an in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think would be most difficult about working here?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Online application and lengthy assessment test. 2 part interview, I was waiting quite a while for my interview to actually begin. So I would recommend not thinking you will squeeze this in if you have something else to do fairly soon afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time I went out to eat and I had a wonderful serving experience, and name a time I had a negative experience, and what are specific things that I look for in a server when I go out to eat?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trumbull, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Trumbull, CT) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Went on-site for face to face interview; sat down and discussed the position, the expectations, etc. Manager seemed to have already made his mind up before interview, as was demonstrated by his level of distraction in a completely empty and closed restaurant. Entire interview laated only 15 minutes. Was told I would hear back by 3pm a few days from the interview if they were interested.

    Interview Questions

    • What brought me to Cheesecake Factory?   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable giving and receiving criticism from your peers?   1 Answer
    • Think of a time you had to deal with a difficult customer or situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Sunrise, FL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online after seeing a job opening on indeed and was called back by a manager about 2-3 weeks later asking if I was still looking for employment which I was. So we set up an interview for the following day. I was there for about 45 minutes just because the manager I was told would be interviewing me was in a meeting. The interview was short and sweet, no hard questions, just about previous server experience and personality questions. Then I was asked to come back for a following interview the next morning with the head manager. That interview was also short and he gave me an opportunity to ask him some questions, which I did. I asked what his favorite part about working there was as well as the training process because I heard it was a lot (he told me it was 3 weeks long). After that, he told me to sit tight for a few minutes and when he came back I was offered the job on the spot and told when to come in for orientation! Super easy overall!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about The Cheesecake Factory?   1 Answer
    • Would you say working in a restaurant is an individual or a group effort?   2 Answers

  7.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in April 2017.

    Interview

    First interview contact consisted of a phone interview with a recruiter. The next step was an inperson interview followed by a shadow of a service day, approximately 4 hours in total. Shadowed the kitchen manager, front of house manager and spoke with several employees. I was not offered the job because there was concern I had applied to other jobs and other companies besides them. While my experience with the staff was fantastic, apparently they only want you to consider them for employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you applied to any jobs?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Mesa, AZ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I drove 45 minutes for a 5 minute interview for them to tell me they already hired someone. The manager said he was going to call me but "forgot".

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    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory (Greensboro, NC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I walked in and asked to talk to a manger so the manger came out I told him that I had put in a applacacron so he went back and pulled it so we talked and he told me to come back the next day so I did them i talked to him and another manager they went over my application and seen that I had lots of exsperance so they offer me a job

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  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cheesecake Factory in March 2017.

    Interview

    Waited a long time, but interview was easy. It was simple questions and the staff was friendly as well. Interview was fast. But I turned down the offer because I found another job.

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