Red Lobster Interview Questions
Updated May 31, 2023
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
I interviewed at Red Lobster (Virginia Beach, VA)
Red Lobster started by reaching out and giving me a very quick, fast, and not hard to do. The longest part was getting someone on the phone to answer my questions, then again?
- why do you want this job
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, OK
I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Miami, OK)
Love it very much the environment was great I really enjoyed it very much. I really enjoy it very much. Thanks for allowing me to write a review.I love it very much I really do
- Hey how are you ? Hope your doing well
The Work-Life Bowl
Is anyone not from the US? When did you get used to American food? I have been here for quite long but I still mostly eat Asian food (Chinese Indian Japanese Korean Thai Vietnamese in alphabetical order) so in the South, it was difficult to find good spots. Then I went to some of the established chains (Apple Bee’s Red Lobster Cheesecake Factory etc) and realized there wasn’t much for me to order. What would be a good way to get used to American food that most Americans eat?
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Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
I interviewed at Red Lobster (Plano, TX)
Basic interview questions and background information. It was pretty easy especially if you have any experience as a server. The get your schedule and previous work history. Also when you can start.
- Do you have any server experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster
Quick, not great just ok. More interested in showing off than asking good questions. Seemed like they were distracted and just being macho and dominating. Decided to give it a shot but not really thinking it would work out. It did not work out.
- About experience in the industry
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Red Lobster
It wasn’t too extensive. The manager knew what he wanted to see in his employees and was concerned about education in college and growth. Asked about prior jobs and experiences. Interview went well overall.
- Why did you leave your other job?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at Red Lobster
Straight forward. Organized. Strong Management. Didn't offer a schedule that promoted good work-life balance. Chose not to continue as it didn't fit my personal standards. Could be a great place for someone new to the industry.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years.
Anonymous Employee in Florence, AL
I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Florence, AL)
We discussed my previous experience serving. They liked that I said “we” when speaking about the previous restaurant I worked at. The interview lasted 10 minutes at most. It was very laid back interview.
- How would you handle a customer that is upset?
I interviewed at Red Lobster
Interview was pretty straightforward, they sat me down and discussed what the role was and what skills and attitudes I had that would help with waiting. The whole process took maybe 30 minutes and I was offered the job at the end of the conversation
- Provide an example of a problem that arose during a customer service situation and how you resolved it
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster in Jan 2023
They will ask you if you know your liquor. So, make sure to come prepared because they don't hire rookies. I had read online they do hire rookies but I was wrong and caught off guard. The boss said you can work your way up to being a bartender though.
- For example, what liquor goes in a margarita and what are ways margarita is served.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Bakersfield, CA)
Well we sat down. I was asked very standard questions such as "why should we choose you?" "Why do you want to work here?" "Have you ever eaten here before?" This was years ago I don't know i just need access to Glassdoor again
- Have you eaten here before?
Red Lobster Interviews FAQs
Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Red Lobster as 71% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.14 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Hotess and Customer Service rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for General Manager and Senior Software Engineer roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at Red Lobster takes an average of 8.78 days when considering 744 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Senior Software Engineer had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas Hostess/Server/SA roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 30 days).
Common stages of the interview process at Red Lobster according to 744 Glassdoor interviews include:
One on One Interview: 38.03%
Personality Test: 11.49%
Skills Test: 8.80%
IQ Intelligence Test: 8.18%
Background Check: 7.57%
Drug Test: 6.67%
Phone Interview: 5.09%
Group Panel Interview: 2.20%