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693 Reviews
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693 Reviews
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA (US)

    I have been working at Applebee's (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed co workers and guest

    Cons

    Hours and home office is emailing 100 times the same info

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people hire so what you hired you them to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Applebee's Interviews

Updated 19 Oct 2014
Updated 19 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

62%
22%
15%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

47%
32%
7%

Interview Difficulty

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applebee's.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online. About 2 weeks later I received a call at 8 pm to come in the next day for an interview. I show up and have an interview with one of the managers. It was an easy interview, basically asked me about myself, asked me if I had any pets. Then he sets up another interview for the next day with a different manager. I meet with the kitchen manager, same thing as the day before, really short and easy interview. She then tells me to come back two days later for a third interview with the general manager and warned me that I should be prepared to sell something from the menu during my interview and that it would be a little more formal and the questions would be harder.
    For the third interview I show up early and I see the GM still interviewing another girl. As I'm waiting 3 more people show up for interviews scheduled after mine. At this point 40 minutes has passed and the GM is still talking to the same interviewee. Finally its my turn. He was impersonal and short with me to say the least especially compared to the other two managers I met previously. He asked me why I wanted to work at Applebee's, general questions about myself and then asked me to first sell him something from the menu and then pretend I was selling something to a friend. My interview lasted not more than 5 minutes and then he offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I couldn't see myself working under disorganized management like that. I found out after the interview that other people who were there for the same position only had to do 1 interview unlike my 3 interviews.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.applebees.com
Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year

Applebee's Services makes sure that even far-flung suburbs can have a neighborhood bar. The company operates the largest casual-dining chain with about 2,000 of its signature Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations across the US and in almost 20 other countries. Its eateries are primarily freestanding units and sport interiors festooned with local memorabilia to give each location an indigenous feel. The menu features beef, chicken, and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta, and seafood. The chain is known for its selection of appetizers. About 400 locations are... More

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