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Hillstone Restaurant Group Overview

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Beverly Hills, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Thanks to this company, you don't have to travel to Texas to get some Houston flavor. Hillstone Restaurant Group operates a small portfolio of about 50 upscale casual-dining restaurants, including its flagship Houston's chain. With more than ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Server in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Winter Park, FL
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    I have been working at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional working environment. Very team oriented and lots of opportunity for growth within the company. Great opportunity for money and you get to work with great people in a successful, respected establishment.

    Cons

    Shifts are typically longer than at other restaurants and sometimes it can be difficult to get time off.

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Hillstone Restaurant Group Interviews

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    Greeter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hillstone Restaurant Group (Boca Raton, FL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It's a 3 step process. Not sure if that's only for inexperienced greeters like my, or for every applicant. First round I spend a total of 2 hours in the restaurant, filled out a paper application, interviewed with a manager (took about 5 minutes), took a 12minutes timed assessment test (questions are about logic, simple math, vocabulary), and then another 5 min interview with the general manager.
    Afterwards I was invited for a RJP (realistic job preview), from 5pm-7pm the next day. Here you are supposed to shadow a greeter with experience for 2 hours during prime dinner time. It was fun, I had a wonderful trainer and time flew by. You are really supposed to check out for yourself if that's the right job for you, and they observe you to check how you interact with guests, who quickly to get the gist of your future responsibilities. At 7pm I was called into the office for a quick briefing, discuss how things went etc. Another interview was scheduled for the next day to talk to somebody remotely for about 20 mins, reflect upon the RJP experience and answer a few typical interview questions. I made it through the whole process and received a call from the local restaurant with the good news that I was hired! It's a long and demanding interview process, but it makes sense because they are looking for very talented people, and the job as a greeter is more demanding than one would expect.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes a Houston's dining experience unique? Did you have the opportunity to build any relationships with guests during your RJP?   Answer Question
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