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Smashburger Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Smashburger (Denver, CO) in June 2017.

    Interview

    After a phone interview, I was then chosen to come into the office for an in-person interview with two other financial analysts. The questions were not difficult if you really want the job. It was a great experience.

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  2. Helpful (2)  

    Cashier/Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Littleton, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Smashburger (Littleton, CO) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First time interviewing the manager didn't show up. Second time we scheduled she asked me a few questions such as my prior work history and availability. We were all set to sign paper work (so I was convinced I had the job and told me she would call me back to sign concluding paper work). Had to call back multiple times because they were avoiding telling me that I didn't get the job when they told me I did.

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    • First one,with a cook, if I could count to 20 :). But second interview basic things like availability, where I go to school and prior work history   Answer Question
  3.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Smashburger (Tulsa, OK) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is a little long, but the have to make sure they are finding the perfect fit. i also got to go behind the scenes and watch how operations are ran to make sure that i would be happy working for the company.

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  4.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Smashburger (Atlanta, GA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Lengthy with a first interview with the General Manager, then working interview, then meeting with ownership, then background check, and then credit check, with a two weeks later only receiving a text from the GM "have you heard anything from the owner"

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  5.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Smashburger (Richardson, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview w HR person, then face to face w other GM w less than 90 days experience w them. He was very unprepared but tried to act like an expert.

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  6.  

    Line Cook Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Smashburger (Brookhaven, PA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was simple and easy. I was asked simple questions and got hired on the spot. It was a group meeting so there was multiple people there for the interview but we were each one on one interviewed.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smashburger (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I originally applied for the General Manager position. I was a GM of a similar concept so I thought I had at least a fighting chance at this position. After I applied, I received an email from an area manager requesting I call them to schedule an interview. After I called, I met up with a GM/area manager in a store about 30 minutes from my house. We talked for about 30 minutes and she said I would be better fit for an assistant position because I hadn't quite done everything that is required of a GM at their company. I said ok because she said they fast track you to GM in six months.

    I should stress, that I have been trying to find a job for a while. I was willing to work for their company for a long period of time in order to advance and Smashburger seemed like they were really into that. I stressed this at the interview that I wanted to stay somewhere for a long time (my resume has some gaps from being in a touring band and trying to run my own business).

    She said great, Smashburger is looking for people who want to move up and you can move up in about six months to GM and then it is up to you how far you would like to go. I was very excited and left the interview feeling good.

    I then get an email a few days later asking if I can do an on the job evaluation aka stand around and watch the crew members and another area manager work. This store was an hour from my house in the opposite direction of the first interview.

    I asked as many questions as I possibly could while the AGM took me on a tour of the store and how everything works. It was almost spot on to the concept I had ran before and they make it easy enough any moron can do it. There is a check list for everything. I am surprised they don't have a checklist for how to take a proper pee in the bathroom. If you can't succeed here you are hopeless. I also stressed to her I am looking for advancement, I am not interested in staying as an assistant manager. She said great! "I will write that in my notes." Verbatim.

    After standing around for about two hours I said I think I understand what is going on here. She said awesome and I ate a free lunch. I have to say it was very good. She was also an awesome person and both ladies so far were great.

    About four days later I get another email from the first lady I interviewed with asking if I can interview with her boss, the district manager. I say great yes, no problem! I agree to the date. Then I get another email with a different date and calendar invite scheduled. I emailed late that night to make sure of the correct date and didn't get a response. My mother and I share a car sometimes so since I thought the date had changed, I let her borrow my car the next day. I get a call early in the morning say it is in fact the first day and if that is still ok. No problem I say and my mom takes her lunch break to deliver the car back to me.

    I drive an hour to Denver again for my corporate interview. At this point, I am no longer nervous but a little bit surprised at how many interviews they are requiring for someone with general manager and 10 years of restaurant experience. It is just a burger place at the end of the day...

    I interview with the district manager who fit every stereotypical corporate facade you can think of. I should let it be known, I am in general, not a fan of a corporate businesses, but I need to stay with a company for a while and do what I can to work my way up and establish some sort of career and Smashburger seemed like a decent company to do that in.

    We sat down and the questions began. All of them were typical. "Tell me about yourself?" "How do you handle people that are tardy?" "What is a time when you dealt with an unruly employee?" blah blah blah.
    I stressed again to this guy that I want to move up.

    I then received an email stating along the lines of "Thank you for your application and interest. As you can imagine, we receive lots of applications. If we do not follow up with you in two weeks we have selected another candidate. Best of luck on your job search."

    Wow! Thank you so much! I can sit and twiddle my thumbs for two weeks wondering if I have the job! So after traveling to three different cities, buying new shoes (non-slip shoes required for the on the job evaluation) , and wasting my time I do not have a job offer and I am now filing bankruptcy. But then again, I got a free lunch out of it.

    Welcome to 2016, where a degree, years of experience and an attitude to work hard and advance gets you literally no where in corporate America. I forgot to mention, my skin is brown if you were curious.

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  8.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smashburger (Dallas, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on their website. Received a call from their hiring manager and did a 30 minute phone interview. They then set me up with a face to face interview with the AGM which lasted about 30 minutes also. The next step was an observation shift during lunch for about 2 hours and a short sit down with the district manager. I was then sent a link to complete a personality quiz and background check. The final step was a short phone interview with the area director and was made an offer later that same day. Everybody I talked to was very kind and professional.

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    Negotiation

    The offer was in line with my expectations so there was no negotiations.


  9.  

    Crew Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Smashburger (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Was called in for interview very shortly after submitting application. Interview was quick and sufficient. Was very smooth. Very friendly managers and employees. Great and clean environment. Menu test was required to come back and have higher chance at getting the job.

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  10. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Smashburger (Flagstaff, AZ) in August 2016.

    Interview

    It consisted of calculated questions to determine my competence and ability to be a positive part of the smash burger team. I was interviewed by the current general manager and also the district manager that was over the store I was applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • What will you add to this store?   1 Answer

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