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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2017
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants.

    Interview

    It started with an online application. I was then called in for an in person interview. It was face to face with the front of house manager. After my interview I was offered a position.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a guest that is upset about their bread sticks being cold, how do you address it?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (New York, NY).

    Interview

    i had apply online, then two days later i got an email to set up an interview. I called and they asked me to come in the next day. i think they should of told me what to bring with me. but other then that im excited

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I was emailed and told to set up an interview. So, I called and immediately after talking to the manager, we did a phone interview. After the interview I was told that he would speak to the hiring manager and I would be contacted within 2 days

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants.

    Interview

    Waited until they called me. I was interviewed by a worker and then a manager. They asked general questions and said they were trying to get a feel for me and if I was right for the position.

    Interview Questions


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    Host/Hostess Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Allen, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I sent in my application on Monday night and received an email on Thursday morning telling me to set up an interview. I called and the manager interviewed me that same afternoon and because the hiring manager couldn't make it to that interview, I had a separate interview the next day and was told they absolutely wanted to hire me. He left for about 5-7 minutes and came back and told me that I had the job but couldn't actually start working for probably 10 days because they didn't have training hours sooner. I'm super excited to start and it's my first job other than being a nanny so you don't need a lot of experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your availability?   Answer Question
    • What extracurriculars are you part of? After answering that I was also asked to go in depth about what I did in those activities.   Answer Question
    • Why Olive Garden and why did you choose to get a job?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Hostess Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my application online and got an email a few hours later that night to call and set up an interview. I called when they opened in the morning and set an interview for later the same day. I had to wait in the restaurant for about 20 mins before I was interviewed. The interviewer asked me some standard questions "What is teamwork to you?" etc. After about 10 minutes she offered me the job and we spent the next forty discussing the company and the benefits I could expect.

    Interview Questions

    • What does teamwork mean to you?   1 Answer

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    Dishwasher Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Houston, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Got got there on time. Was asked why I chose the Olive Garden to work for? I said location,location,location. We talked. Was then presented the Darden portfolio of hire. They discussed the hireing procedure with me. I waited for the manager to return. It was a very easy process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you chose this restaurant? Are you ready to work hard?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Irving, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It went well in the beginning but when I met with the manager, he just made me feel uncomfortable. Since I didnt have experience they didnt want to give me the job

    Interview Questions


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    Server/Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    They do not accept paper applications, so just go to the website and apply, but it does not hurt to go in to shake hands with the manager and make sure they look at the application. I had gotten a call back within an hour of applying & talking with the manager to schedule a formal interview. After that I interviewed with both the service manager and GM, then was formally offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of questions to determine my integrity and honesty, as well as work history and how I would handle mock situations.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants.

    Interview

    Got called in for an interview and hired on the spot. The interview was mostly based around previous experience and what your availability is. It is required to work a certain number of weekday lunches per week.

    Interview Questions


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