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J. Alexander's Server Interview Questions

Updated Jul 13, 2017
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Server Interview

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

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Birmingham, AL) in June 2017.

Interview

Interviewed with 2 coaches, one being the GM, both were friendly and engaging. They asked typical questions about previous experience and also why I was interested in J. Alexander's/Redlands Grill. I probably had more questions for them.

Interview Questions

  • Have you ever worked as a server before?   1 Answer

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Initial interview with assistant manager, received a call on the way home to come back for another interview with the Head Manager, got the job on the spot. Their questions were straight forward. I originally was hired as a hostess and food runner, but was promoted to server within 2 months. The training process is extensive with a lot of menu tests.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral, what do you want to do? how long will you work here?   Answer Question

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Came in with an application, left with a job. The general manager was impressed with my skills and he asked some great questions. I was able to showcase my talents from previous positions and give him affirmation that I was skilled and experienced. Dress nicely and make a good impression with a positive attitude. Even if I had less experience, I think I would have still gotten the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Goals, attitude, salary expectations   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at J. Alexander's.

    Interview

    Pretty short the manager sat me down and we spoke for a little I was pretty much hired on the spot. He told us about their ethics and standards and what he expected out of me as a server. He asked about my prior work experience and asked me about how could I apply that to being a server there.

    Interview Questions


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    Server Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Toledo, OH).

    Interview

    Two step interview process. One with a assistant manager & another one with the general manager. The interview was very professional. The interview was based off of your application and lasted about 30 mins. Overall went by really smoothly. I submitted my paper work in person and had my first interview on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Where have you previously worked?   1 Answer

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Troy, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Standard corporate restaurant interview process. First interview with lower level management, second interview with Assistant General Manager, and third interview with General Manager. All interviews were pretty standard: reiteration of experience, "what does good service mean to you"...etc.

    Interview Questions


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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was compiled of three meetings with different managers. They asked you the typical questions in an interview. What do you know about the company, what can you bring for the company, and what will the company do for you?

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company?
      What can you bring for the company?
      What will the company be able to do for you?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at J. Alexander's.

    Interview

    The interview process here is quick and efficient. You may be interviewed as soon as you walk in with your resume, as I was. I was told they never are officially hiring, rather they always accept candidates when they see potential. I had to pass three interviews and a test before being hired.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    3-4 weeks of training before you can start.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Toledo, OH) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was in two steps, first with a manager and then the general manager. General review of resume, easy interview questions, not too formal. Basically they want to know if youre going to be up for the challenge of training their way over the course of a month. You'll need to take several tests before moving on to actually serving. Everyone was very friendly, and the whole thing went really well.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at J. Alexander's (Overland Park, KS) in May 2014.

    Interview

    After filling out an application, the general manager sat down with me to discuss my resume. We chatted for about 30 minutes about different things, like my experience as a server, what is expected of the staff at J.Alexanders, personal achievements and goals, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • She wanted to know about my previous experience in the restaurant business.   Answer Question

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