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Houlihan's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2017
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  1.  

    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Houlihan's.

    Interview

    Online application requires an IQ test. First interview is typically with an assistant manager, second interview with GM. Interviews were brief and seemed to be more to "get a feel" for the person than to grill them with industry-related questions

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your favorite menu item from the last restaurant you worked at.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you had five tables walk in at the same time?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Holmdel, NJ).

    Interview

    Walked in with resume in hand. Met with manager. Chatted for a bit. Manager liked me and was scheduled for a second interview with GM within a week. Met with GM and was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever served before?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Eatontown, NJ) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was informative and the interviewer wanted to know all about my work experience. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. The Kitchen manager was impressed with my credentials and my work experience. We talked for about 15 to 20 minutes and the kitchen manager showed me around the establishment. When the process was completed the Kitchen manager said that he would contact me in a few days to let me know the status of the interview. It only took 24 hours for the Kitchen manager to contact me and offer me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of positions have I held in the past? Why drove me to want to cook? What are some of my strengths and weaknesses in the kitchen? Do I have any supervisory skills and have I ever been in the position of management in the kitchen?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Everything that i asked for was accepted. I wanted to work in the evenings on Sundays and I wanted to be paid a certain amount per hour based upon my skills.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bayonne, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Bayonne, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The face to face interview was not bad at all. The test that you had to take however was a whole other story. Lots of studying needed if you are going to pass the written section.

    Interview Questions

    • Name top 20 food items and their ingredients.   1 Answer
  6.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Houlihan's.

    Interview

    They called me in and basically just wanted to know if I could work all hours. I said yes so I was pretty much hired on the spot, as long as I was able to serve alcohol.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Houlihan's.

    Interview

    Two interview process first with area director then with owners. Review of background then offer was made. There was little negotiations first interview was with area director gm
    Of restaurant and the head chef.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Columbia, MD).

    Interview

    Filled out a paper application and was contacted by phone to come in for a face-to-face interview. Met with the kitchen manager and front of house manager to discuss previous experiences, former employers, goals, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions here. They asked about work history, willingness to move among positions in the restaurant, and schedule availability.   1 Answer
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Champaign, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Very good ?'s Talked about training

    Interview Questions

    • what did you do when a guest complained?   1 Answer
  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Paramus, NJ) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Easy interview, the managers wants to know what kind of worker you are and how you treat people. The GM and server manager will talk with you and tell you what they are looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your best quality?   1 Answer
  11.  

    Server/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Noblesville, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Houlihan's (Noblesville, IN) in June 2013.

    Interview

    They ask about recent experience and then ask about your goals and what you want to do in life. They also asked about what we knew about the company and then did some history about the company and then went over their mission statement and policy.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to do with your career here?   1 Answer
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