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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2017
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    very simple and easy interview process. they ask basic questions and want to get to know you. no trick questions just simple and easy. everyone is so nice. nothing to stress about

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about your previous experience with customer service?   Answer Question
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (West Des Moines, IA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very simple. Filled out online app and received email to call for an interview within 24hrs of applying. Set up interview, was asked to do a 2nd interview with a different manager (they require all applicants to interview 2 times) completed 2nd interview ND offered a job on the spot

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate accepted offer of 9.50 an hour for day shifts 30 hrs per week

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Took a week. Applied online..got a call back a couple days later for an interview. Interview was very easy, was only asked about my past work history and then they showed me around the restaurant and got hired that day.

    Interview Questions

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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants.

    Interview

    Sat down at a table in the restaurant and was asked questions by a member of the management staff. It was relaxed and the manager was very nice. Would recommend applying.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you been a server at a restaurant before?   1 Answer
    • How long were you employed at as a server at that restaurant?   1 Answer
    • How many people did your restaurant serve a day?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The whole process was pretty easy. I went in to speak with a manager, took a personality test, and took a tour with one of the servers. Questions were focused around why do you want to be a server and what makes you think you would be a good one.

    Interview Questions

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    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Wichita, KS) in January 2017.

    Interview

    It was the most horrible interview I have ever had in my life. All this guy did was ask me things about my personal life that no one has the right to know. I ended up just walking out of place because he wouldn't stop. He didn't ask me one single question about the job or anything like that. I honestly got a racist vibe from him.

    Interview Questions

    • Personal life questions that no one should ask during an interview.   1 Answer
  8.  

    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbury, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Woodbury, NJ) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviews with 2 different managers. They were both very nice. The second one decided that I wasn't the right fit because of my availability, but he was very polite and nice about it. I felt pretty comfortable, but he did scare me when he told me that his Olive Garden was one of the busiest olive gardens. They definitely don't want to hire anybody that are not ready for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time where you were faced with a difficult customer and how you handled it?   Answer Question
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    Server/Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (Lexington-Fayette, KY).

    Interview

    It was two steps very basic interview with two different managers. Right now, as far as I know they have a different interview process. You have to apply online first and take a test and if you pass, only then you get the chance to get to the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose this job?   1 Answer
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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (San Luis Obispo, CA).

    Interview

    Basic interview questions as far as I remember. I had zero restaurant experience at the time, but my attitude was chipper and I confidently told them I knew I would be a fantastic server. I was hired on the spot!

    Interview Questions

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    Busser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Very easy. Could have done it in my sleep. Employers were a joke. It was about acting out a front and showing your best foot. I wouldn't focus too much on a formal resume. Just show off good listening skills and be confident. You should be able to do this no sweat.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have?   1 Answer
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