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Darden Hostess Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2017
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Hostess Interview

Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Darden (South Jordan, UT) in March 2017.

Interview

I originally applied for a server online but you have to be 21 to serve at olive garden. There are two interviews, one with the general manager. One of the employees gave me a tour.

Interview Questions

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    Process took about 30 minutes. Met with the entire leadership team, including the big boss, all in one day. The fact that they took the time to speak with me, I knew it was a good sign.

    Interview Questions

    • What does hospitality mean to you ?   1 Answer
    • What is your greatest strength and your weakness?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy. Straight to the point. Be firm in what you ask for.


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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Augustine, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Darden (Saint Augustine, FL).

    Interview

    The Manager had me arrive before the restaurant opened and they asked about my life and my previous employment. They then asked me about my ability to learn the fast pace environment that was in the restaurant business. They told me the pay and how I will have benefits with Darden.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer calls ahead for the 3-minute call ahead, but they will be arriving less than the 30 minutes allotted. Do we still add them to the call ahead list?   1 Answer
    • If you have a long list of customers, and you see tables empty but have not been bussed (cleaned) yet, do you leave your stand and go clean it or do you wait for it to be cleaned.   1 Answer

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McHenry, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Darden (McHenry, IL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    the hiring process was fine communication was fine the interview went great I got the job and the interview did not take very long she was very nice..she also spoke in length about the necessary job at hand and what my responsibilities where to be and it was very acceptable.

    Interview Questions

    • what would I do with a unsatisfied customer   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    it was not a negotiation I have 27 years in customer service I am more than qualified


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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Darden.

    Interview

    Super easy.I had already been renewing my application because the first time they called, I couldn't make it to the interview so I applied again one night and I got a call the next day. Went in to wait for the interview, there were others there. The first was with the assistant manager; super chill. Pretty much just general questions, what kind of experience do you have, why Olive Garden, questions about how you would respond to certain situations. Then got a "peer interview" with one of the servers that's been there for a while. The Assistant manager told me to come back in two days for an interview with the GM. Same situation and questions pretty much.Talked to a current hostess. GM came back and said she wanted to hire me :)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Both interviews asked how much pay i'm looking for. I shot for like minimum wage in my state because I was desperate for a job but the AM said 8.25. But then the GM said only 8.00 because I didn't have previous experience.


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    Hostess Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Darden (Orlando, FL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    there is usually two interviews its going to take about a month before you can actually start working.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    i had the opportunity to negotiate salary, always always always ask before you accept


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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Darden (Orlando, FL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I underwent 2 separate interviews with the bar manager and the general manager. I was told that I was interviewing for a bartending position. However, I was told at the end of the second interview that the whole process was actually for a server, not a bar tending position. It would have been more professional and considerate to inform the interviewee that they were changing the job title before the second interview occurred.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if the POS system broke down and no payments we're able to be completed?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was under the impression that I was interviewing for a bartender position but they informed me at the time of the offer that it was changed to a server position without informing me prior to the interviews.


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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Darden (Austin, TX) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Applying online is extremely easy although they seem to ask a million questions about who you are as a person to see if you'd be a good match for the company. If you match up through that one of the managers will call and set up an interview. Easy going, and then I watched a series of the Darden company videos talking about what they're all about. Got hired and put into the online system pretty quickly to see when I was working.

    Interview Questions

    • How long do you see yourself working for this company?   1 Answer

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Darden (Richmond, VA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    A new restaurant was opening so they needed to hire almost 200 people. I originally applied for a host but the manager liked me during the interview and asked me to be a server. I was iffy at first but so glad I said yes because it has been one of my favorite jobs.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Darden? Have you ate at olive garden before? What is something you enjoy at Olive Garden? Describe your past experience when a customer got mad at you for food being incorrect/coming late.   1 Answer

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Darden (Tucson, AZ) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview questions were very basic. Why Darden? What kind of jobs have you had in the past? Are you a student? The personality test was painfully long.

    Interview Questions


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