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Server Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Darden (Rockville, MD) in May 2017.

Interview

The process was quick, warm and inviting. I was extended an interview automatically, based on my Darden's TAS ( online evaluation) prescreening assement score. An automated repy, instructing applicaticant to call the restaurant, speak with a manager, and setup an interview will be sent to all scores ranging from 70-100, (100 is the highest possible). On the interview I was offered a beverage, given a warm hand shake and an apology for the short wait. The interviewer was most concerned with my availability, how many shifts I would willing to work and income requirements (average weekly tips). I was asked a series of questions geared towards customer service skills, experience, food/wine/coctail knowledge and salesmanship.

Interview Questions

  • I was asked four questions-

    1) what is your favorite food? Sell me that dish as if I was a guest.
    2) Is there a difference between service and hospitality? If so, what are the differences?
    3) Can you name four scotchs?
    4) I have several interviews, what sets you apart from the rest and makes you the best candidate?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Darden

  1.  

    Server Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Darden (Hickory, NC).

    Interview

    They inquired about sales skills and emphasized the importance of being a salesperson and server. They also provided a breath of information about the history of the company and Thier concerted effort to build loyalty of their clientele.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell a pack of artificial sweetener taken from the center of the table . what would be your sales pitch?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Darden (Miami, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was very quick and easy. Simple questions. I had to wait about 2 weeks until I heard back from them. Once you're hired you have Paid training for a week. If you are a Server you get to sample food.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Darden (Birmingham, AL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was pretty relaxed. They don't seem to believe in a dress code for the process so that can be a pro or a con. Everything changes once you're hired but I enjoy the flexibility of the schedules. It helps when you need a quick dollar on the weekends or in general. But as far as long term goes, I don't see it as a place to truly grow. Im here because it helps make tuition easier to afford.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Darden (Orlando, FL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I met with a woman and was told i would hear back in a few days. It was a pleasant experience and the questions were average. The woman was nice and friendly but I don't think I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you provided excellent customer service   1 Answer

  5.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Darden (Lawrenceville, GA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    It was quick not a long process. They asked very basic question and focused on my experience, customer service and my ability to be willing/happy to be of service. Training lasted about a week prior to being on floor with guests.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your serving experience?   1 Answer

  6.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Darden (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Went well. They asked about my previous work experience. Also asked if I had beer and liquor knowledge and I did. They told me how they move people up and how busy they are.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Darden (Denver, CO) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Had to interview with MIT's that weren't even gonna be placed at the store in which I applied. So, basically my interview made me feel like I was just a hoop to have the training managers jump through. This was important for me, but didn't feel like it was important to them.
    Shortly after I was hired, all the managers changed. Couldn't really get adjusted to any of them.

    Interview Questions

    • Who was my favorite comedian?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boardman, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Darden (Boardman, OH) in August 2015.

    Interview

    You walk in they sit u down..make a little small talk and then they get down to business They will ask experience and basic interview questions. If answered correctly they will usually hire on the spot.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Server Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Darden (Miami, FL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    It is pretty standard. You apply online, they call you back for an interview. They ask you basic questions. You will be called back for a second interview if the first one goes okay. Similar questions. Then they will let you know if they want to hire you.

    Interview Questions

    • If you ask a guest how their food is and they say, "fine". What would you do?   Answer Question

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