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Chili's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Line Cook Interview

Line Cook
Winston-Salem, NC (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Chili's in August 2009.

Interview Details they ask you where you work experience and be able to work as a team member in the line cook and can be able to learn quick

Interview Question – none to me but because i was having six years of prior experience   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 9.00 dollars

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Dishwasher Interview

Dishwasher
Tampa, FL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in December 2013.

Interview Details my sister worked there for 2 years. gave in a good word when the position opened. told me to call hiring manager. he asked about work experience and availability and set up an interview next day with the head of the kitchen operations. went in, waited for 10 minutes, he came out. very laid back and casual. asked pretty much same questions as well as how long i expected to stay (he even said he understands chilis isn't one of someone's life career), and just stressed the fast paced, active duties. asked if i could start training tomorrow

Interview Question – work experience, as this was my first "real job" besides odd-n-end weekend jobs   View Answer

Negotiation Details – he asked my opinion on salary, i told him what i chose on the application (8/hr) which is the around the starting. he willingly gave me 9.50/hr instead and said 10/hr after ~45 days

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Food Server Interview

Food Server
Dallas, TX (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details Application (now online) and then In-Person Interview with personality test.

Interview Question – You are required to take a long multiple choice test to assess your personality. You basically only pass if you answer it how they want it to be answered.   View Answer

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Hostess Interview

Hostess
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in November 2013.

Interview Details I applied online then received an email from Brinker to schedule an interview online. I scheduled it for that Monday, went in and there was someone else waiting to be interviewed. After that interview was over I was interviewed by one of the Front of the House Managers. Mostly asked about my availability then said she liked me and invited me to a second interview with another manager. I went to that interview, the manager was not prepared to interview me and did not like the fact that I had a bachelors degree. Was told that there were more interviews being held and that they would call me if I was selected. No call.

Interview Question – Why chili's? Would you give notice to quit if you got a job with your degree?   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in June 2009.

Interview Details Sit down interview in Tampa

Interview Question – What's the single most important aspect of running a restaurant to you?   Answer Question

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Prep Cook Interview

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Interviewed at Chili's

Interview Details Applied online, received a phone call to come in, was asked basic questions, received a call back for second interview

Interview Question – All questions were easy, interview was laid back.   Answer Question

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Server Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chili's.

Interview Details The process was very typical. He asked about past experiences and availability.

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Server Interview

Server
Naperville, IL (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in February 2011.

Interview Details Walked in with app. Recieved a 5 min. interview on the spot. Called me in next day for an additional interview, hired on the spot after that one.

Interview Question – Personal examples of multiple problem situations with unhappy guests.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Server Interview

Server
Carson City, NV (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in July 2013.

Interview Details Applied online and received an email invitation to come interview. The restaurant manager, Ron, wasn't very personable and seemed ill-suited for management in the service industry. He seemed impatient with my answers and interrupted me frequently when I was attempting to answer his questions.

Interview Question – The questions were not difficult, but the manager's demeanor was what made the interview uncomfortable. He doesn't seem like a fun guy to work for!   Answer Question

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Hostess Interview

Hostess
Naperville, IL (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in September 2013.

Interview Details I applied online and received an email to schedule an interview within a few days. There were two interviews. The first was to go over the job functions and prior work history. The second were basic questions about how I handled situations in my previous work or school.

Interview Question – How would you handle an irate customer?   Answer Question

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