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Chili's Grill and Bar Host Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2016
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience

Interview

Met with an assistant manager first and asked very generic questions. My next interview was with the General manager and these questions were more based on personality. They got back to me very quickly. After the second interview I was scheduled to go to orientation within a week of being hired.

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Other Interview Reviews for Chili's Grill and Bar

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    It was very easy, and they was all respectful. They sent me a email stating that my interview went well and they want me to come in for another one.

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    Host Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (Stockton, CA).

    Interview

    Everything is online, the managers won't usually take in person resumes or anything mainly because there is a personality/situational test during your online application which will tell them if you are a potential candidate. If you pass the test you'll get an email asking you to choose an interview date best for you. I came in, talked with the GM, the host position is pretty easy to get into. He didn't ask many questions, mainly conversated. I am currently a server now after a year working with them.

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar.

    Interview

    Asked like five questions automatically got the job. The manager did not remember my name or anything that I had told him. I had to repeat myself over about three of four times when he asked me if I currently work or go to school and if I lived near the location and he didn't write anything down. (Stay away from chilis they are so unprepared and made me wait longer than need over my interview start time)

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    • Do you currently work or go to school? What was your experience? When do you want to start? What's your school schedule?   Answer Question
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar in August 2015.

    Interview

    They contact you by email which is a little strange. Questions are super easy, I did have to wait a while in the middle of the interview while the manager had to deal with something. I got hired on the spot.

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (Vienna, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring processes for chili's was very quick. I talked to three managers and after all i had to do was set the time of when i wanted to start and i got the job.

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    • work experience, social skills   1 Answer
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marble Falls, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (Marble Falls, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Very simple interview. Scheduled during a lunch rush, so I had to wait a long time for the manager. He was much more concerned about the amount of time I would be home for the summer than my qualifications even after I specified very clearly I would be working only for the summer at the start of the interview. Seemed disorganized.

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    • Why did you choose Chili's?   1 Answer
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (Tulsa, OK) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Was interviewed by two managers. GM and Maybe the front of house manager? Both were very nice and seemed to love their jobs. Asked about my work experience but more of what I was looking for in an employer which I thought was interesting. It was almost as if we were just getting to know each other, like they were determining if I would get along with the crew rather then if I could perform the duties in the Job description. Very laid back and easy going.

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    • What wage or hours do you need to be able to work here?   1 Answer
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar.

    Interview

    There was one interview and it was in person. There were no hard questions asked (e.g. no behavioral ones). It was just a run-down of your resume basically. If you can hold a conversation with someone in an interview style format, you can make it through this interview. Nothing difficult about it at all.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation but my co-worker did and got a higher starting pay than I did.

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    Host Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Chili's Grill and Bar (Sacramento, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I got an email a few weeks after applying, asking me to schedule a time for an interview. I chose to have the interview on the 15th, and was called on the 18th with an offer for the position as hostess. I then received an email with instructions to complete some online paperwork before going in for my first day.

    The interview: I arrived about 15 minutes early and waited about 5 minutes for the hiring manager to come out. We sat at a booth and he was casual and conversational. He asked a few questions about my past jobs, and was mostly interested in a restaurant job I'd had few years back (similar type of restaurant to Chili's so it was the most relevant). The interview was going well but I made sure to ask him questions as well, in an attempt to keep the interview going a bit longer and hoping to leave a good impression as someone talkative and sociable, like asking him how long he'd been with the company and what a typical day is like for a hostess, and asking him how he enjoyed working there.

    After the interview he mentioned that he had a few more interviews that week but said he'd call me either way to let me know. It was surprisingly one of the easiest interviews I've had, maybe because his demeanor helped me feel at ease, as it was more like chatting with an older brother.

    10-15 minutes early and I was done by maybe 5 minutes after my scheduled time.

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