Red Lobster Interview Questions

Updated 22 Sep, 2014
Updated 22 Sep, 2014
167 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Utility (Dishwasher) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brampton, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brampton, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online awhile ago and didn't get word for a few weeks. After some time I received an email stating they would like to see me for an interview and to call within the next 42 hours. The person I spoke to was one of the restaurant managers and she was very direct and brief with setting up an interview. I had an interview with a different manager who was very kind and easy going. He didn't ask too many questions and none of them were that difficult. About a week after the interview I was asked if I was still interested and then a training/orientation date was set up.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked basic questions such as are you able to lift a large load, are you able to work in a fast paced environment, tell me about yourself, what are your hobbies, etc. The longer questions included if you were hiring someone for this position what would you look for in a candidate, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Red Lobster in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview can be longer process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase like easy
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not like manager

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brantford, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brantford, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 interviews, the first was easy. Only asked about my previous jobs, what my availability was like, what I wanted in this job etc. The second interview was more in depth, she asked me about school, why I wanted to work at red lobster, what my weaknesses and strengths were. I got the job on the spot. Nothing out of the norm

    Negotiation Details
    NONE
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Red Lobster in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 hours online test, telephonic interview , 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions for experienced Manager   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation they dint offer me a job
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Red Lobster in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was basic intro and had 2nd Interview for Restaurant Manager with Director Operation after half an hour interview she passed the interview on to Restaurant Gen Manager, total interview was basic standard leadership and routine situational questioned were asked....

    Interview Questions
    • They have no difficult question at all , its all standard your aptitude test ie: positive thinking , holistic approach   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brampton, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brampton, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews, 1st with a manager (pretty basic questions), then the 2nd interview was with a general manager (also pretty basic questions). I applied online and got contacted via email within a week or two. I was asked to call the number listed in the email, then got my 1st interview scheduled for the next day. After that interview, I was told to watch my phone for a call regarding my second interview with a general manager (4-5 days after first interview). I also want to add that I had NO bartender or server experience, the closest experience I had was as a busser at a breakfast restaurant

    Interview Questions
    • Either there weren't any difficult or out-of-ordinary questions, or I just don't quite remember, but from what I DO remember, the questions were very basic and what you would expect from an interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview Details

    First you must fill out the online application. It is a long application with a personality test at the end. Once the managers have decided that you would be a fit you are called in for a first interview. After your first interview you meet with the general manager. If he approves, you are then hired.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question was, "Do you have any felonies?". After your no response the manager then asks you, "Why not?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Hostess/Server/SA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Trussville, AL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trussville, AL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I wrote my interview process about a day ago this is just the follow up which I said I would post after my second interview. I got the job :). I am starting as a SA being that I'm not 21 yet I can't be a server but the GM said that he will go ahead and have me cross train since my birthday is coming up soon. The GM is very energetic and friendly and I can't wait to start!!

    Negotiation Details
    I was fine with everything
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Lobster in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on 7/28 and got an email the next day asking me to call and ask for a manager to set up an interview. I went to the first interview on 8/4 and it lasted about 5-10 minutes with the usual questions; What made you want to apply for Red Lobster? What is your availability? and What makes you a good candidate?. I was positive I wouldn't get a call back since the interview was so short and since I usually get so nervous during interviews, but the assistant manager that I met with was so friendly and comfortable. I didn't hear anything back for a week and then I got a call back. I had my second interview on 8/20 with the general manager and was with her for about 45 minutes. The general manager was really nice and we even joked around a bit. She asked me examples of when I treated a guest with respect and how I have gone out of my way to make a guest happy and what makes me a good employee and then asked me what makes me a great employee, which almost threw me off. She also asked me about school and my family and introduced me to the district manager who seemed to like me. I again didn't expect to hear anything back, but the next day I was offered the job. The process took a while because my current work schedule and the general manager was out of town.

    Interview Questions
    • She asked me first "what makes you a good employee" then asked " what makes you a great employee."   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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