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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
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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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    Pros

    Working for such a well-known and well respected restaurant group teaches more than you would learn at any other typical serving job. The attention to detail in all the concepts throughout the company makes you proud to work here. Management is positive and enthusiastic so going to work isn't a dread. You only need own 4-5 shifts and they are willing to work with your schedule if you have other commitments (as long as it is not another restaurant job). Learned a lot working there and professional companies have looked at it as a positive work experience. Relocating is another great option with so many locations across the country.

    Cons

    Uniform maintenance can be a lot. Shirts are expensive and must look pristine at all times. Dry cleaning bills can add up but it's not the worst thing.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little easier on employees when they are sick; you shouldn't want people coming to work when they are under the weather especially since they are handling food.

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Hillstone Restaurant Group Interviews

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Hillstone Restaurant Group.

    Interview

    Very intense process. Had to interview with 3 different managers, the GM and a corporate executive over a video chat service before finding out I had the job. Also had to take an SAT style sort of math/reading test after the first interview. They give you 12 minutes to answer about 80 questions. You're not expected to finish it but they want to see you answer a lot and answer them right. They're testing how smart and quick you are. This process took about 2 weeks. Not for the faint of heart.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of basic interview questions but then a few curve balls thrown in like "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" and "What does teamwork mean to you?" or "What does hospitality mean to you?" and "Name a negative experience you had on the job and how you handled it?"
      They are basically seeing if you're down for teamwork, if you are all about making people happy, if you can handle yourself professionally and if you're goals driven. Do not talk about money in the interview. If they think you're only applying because of the money you probably won't get the job.   Answer Question
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