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Red Lobster Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Schaumburg, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Schaumburg, IL location, the guy seemed bored and didn't want to be there. Barely said hello, didn't introduce himself, but someone else said his name. He kept looking out the window, slouched in his seat, sighed multiple times, didn't take notes. He asked me 3 or 4 questions, the interview was about 5 minutes, if that. Waste of time. If someone else interviewed it might've gone better.

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster (San Antonio, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I got a call from a manager asking me to come in for an interview and they also asked for my availability. I came in for my interview and they first showed me the proper work attire for every position and then continued to ask me the basic interview questions. They told me that I will need to come back for an interview with the general manager and he will determine if I'm hired or not.

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    Busser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Asheville, NC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Very straightforward, I was nervous at first, but the manager was very friendly and made me feel welcome. He asked questions that were important but not difficult. The manager invited me to Orientation after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What does hospitality mean to you?   1 Answer

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kelso, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Kelso, WA).

    Interview

    The interview process took about one to one and a half hours it was a one-on-one sit-down meeting. The manager and I basically had a discussion partly based on how it's, what to do's, and of course what to do if's.


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    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sumter, SC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Sumter, SC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    It was a very brief interview asked about 8 question and said it was a two part interview and that if I don't get called for the next interview then they went with someone else.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Montgomery, AL) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I waited an hour after my scheduled interview time to even meet with a manager. They didn't even offer me a glass of water for the wait. When I sat down with the manager we talked about nail colors and hair. Very unprofessional.

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    Server/Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Augusta, GA).

    Interview

    A Brief one on one and a short math test to ensure basic mental math was included in my skill sets.The math test may no longer be included in some locations but i think it should be reapplied. The coworkers that were hired after the requirement was dropped proved weaker in calculating simple math transactions. The Training process is unclear on duration of time and what the exact protocol for a new employee is.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my goal with the company and how long did i intent on being with the company.   1 Answer
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    Server/Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Omaha, NE) in July 2016.

    Interview

    During the interview process the first manager will ask you some questions and scope you out and if successful, they will have you interview with the general manager for the second part. The general manager basically acts more situational questions and personality questions to see if you are a good fit for the restaurant. The entire process was about an hour long. The managers were friendly and open to any questions that I had.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your key strengths?   1 Answer
    • If you had two quarters, a dime, a nickel, and three pennies how much is that?   1 Answer
    • What is the first song that you can think of? Sing it!   1 Answer
    • What does hospitality mean to you?   1 Answer
    • What do you like about your current job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase, a waitress starts off at a certain minimum wage.


  9. Helpful (4)  

    Server Assistant/Busser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sanford, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Red Lobster (Sanford, FL) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I had an interview on a Monday at 12 PM. I got there at 11:55. Me and another girl waited in the lobby for maybe 10 minutes. I kept waiting in the lobby while they interviewed the other girl, which took about 10-15 minutes. Then the manager brought me to a booth, we sat down, and he reviewed my application and such. He asked me why the restaurant business, and I answered. We talked a little bit about my answer, and then he asked me to come in Wednesday to get paperwork done and get a schedule worked out, and he told me he'd like to start me that weekend. He went over the basic rundown of the restaurant and told me what to get for my uniform, and sent me on my way. Overall very stress-free and enjoyable.

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    great. very personable. straight forward and straight to the point. very knowledgable about the company and desired employees. felt like I they wanted me to be a part of the team right after the interview was over

    Interview Questions

    • where do you see yourself in 5 years   1 Answer

See What Red Lobster Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Former Server Trainer/Bartender in Youngstown, OH

Pros: “Most crew members are very close. There is a sense of family and caring among co-workers. Most managers really try to help you with anything (professional or private matters).”“Most crew members are very close. There is a sense of family and caring among co-workers. Most managers really try to help you with anything (professional or private matters).” – Full Review

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