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Top Olive Garden Interview Questions

1.
How many hours do you expect a week?
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With also being in school, I would like to work around 20 hours per week.
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I am expecting at least 20 hours a week, but am very interested in working as many hours as I am allowed.
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I would except to work 30 hours or more depending on the restaurants needs.
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40 hours all more or when ever i'm needed.
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Probably around 20-35.
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2.
How does Italian food rank to you?
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I love Italian food really. So I'll rank it in my top 5
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I absolutely love italian food. Lasagna, Pasta, Pizza, Garli, I love it all!
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I come from an Italian family, so I grew up with Italian food. It reminds me of home and is actually my favourite kind of food. I come to Olive Garden every year on my birthday.
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Italian food ranks high in my book. Id say the number one spot because Italian food is more than just the actual tastiness of the food, it is about the experience. When I think of Italian food I think of hospitality. A complete dining experience accompanied by the most delicious foods with the freshest ingredients.
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Its A tie for 1 along with Hispanic food. I love them equally, but Italian has that something that just makes you feel full when you smell it, its heavenly taste just envelops your senses an makes you want to indulge in a big bowl of pasta.
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3.
Tell me about a time that frustrated you at your last restaurant?
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Well its easy to be frustrated about situatioins such as food coming out late,not liking the menu item etc. but you have to stay calm and fix the problem in the best manor possible.
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I have not worked at a restaurant before.
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Ive never worked at a restraunt before, at my previous job ive been frustrated but i never show my frustration, i just overcome it witha smile.
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I hardly show my frustration at work because i knew what i was in for from the start.
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I have actually never worked in a restaurant before, but I have been a stay at home mom for 13 years, and let me tell you I know frustration of your children not eating their food.
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How do you deal with customer complaints?
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You listen to what they have to say, the customer is always right so never lose your cool and always fix the problem to the best of your ability.
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When a customer complains I do my absolute best to listen attentively to whatever issue they are having in order to solve the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. I want the customer to feel as though I am there for them and to have an overall wonderful experience.
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I firmly believe in the importance of letting the customer be right. In order to build loyalty a company needs to be able to adhere to all customer needs, so i would apologize for any inconveniences and ask what i could do to make it a more pleasant experience
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Appologies and understand where they are coming from and ask what what can do to make them feel better. a free meal will do it.
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To deal with a customer complaint i would ask the customer what i can do to fix and make the problem better.
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5.
Why do you want a job at Olive Garden?
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I believe that this job will open up many new exciting opportunities for me. It will give me the chance to meet new people and work in a different environment where I can work on my communication and hospitality skills.
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I want a job at Olive Garden because its a place I enjoy eating at. Therefore, i think it would help for me to give others the great experience of eating here also.
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i like working around friendly people and want to work in a more professional place
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I would like a job hear because i think it would be the most realistic job for me i will get to interact and make others have an amazing day.
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Since my major for college is in sociology it will help me enhance my intepersonal skills and i love working with people.
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Are you a reliable person? Explain.
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I am a very reliable person, if I tell you that I am going to do something or am asked to do something it is in my personality to follow through to my word.
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Yes I am I like to have a schedule and be early to everything I have to go to and people are able to rely on me.
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Yes, I am a reliable person. I value time so I always make sure I arrive early to work. I would never miss a shift unless I am hospitalized. If I need off I would make sure I have coverage and if I can't find any I would go to work.
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I am a reliable person, I am always on time for work and never missed a day. If I need to miss a day is when I have a family emergency. I would find someone to cover my shift.
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Yes, I would like to say that I am very reliable. I always believe in doing a job right the first time and I am very persistent. I also would always make sure to be at work on time, stay late if they needed me to, fill in for someone else if I needed to, and make my managers aware well ahead of time if I had a job conflict or could not make it to my shift on a particular day.
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Tell me about your last serving position.
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Well, it was at a pizza place, usually pretty busy and was a nice place to work, I worked many positions at my last job so I am good at multitasking when needed.
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This happens to be my first time as a server to be honest but where better to serve great quality italian dishes than olive garden.
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Ive never had a serving position.
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It was awesome and quite an experience to serve people with delight and pleasure.
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My last serving position was at a luncheonette were I waited on five tables at a time. We served breakfast and lunch. It wasn't a high traffic place but it was always packed.
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How long do you foresee yourself working at Olive Garden?
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Well i hope to make my way up in the company so i'm thinking a very long time.
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I would love to make olive Garden a career because i love being around people and being a people pleaser.
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I plan on working at Olive garden for a long time.
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I plan to work at olive garden for as long as possible, to help get me through school.
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I see myself working here as long as possible. I've been looking for a job for a while now, and this just seems like such a perfect opportunity because it is close to home and I have really been looking to getting a job at a restraunt!
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What are your favorite restaurants?
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Olive Garden, Red Lobster.
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My absoulute Favorate restraunt in Long Horn Steak house and olive garden because of there award winning bread sticks and italian hospitality.
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Olive garden, red lobster and buffalo wild wings.
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Olive Garden, TGIF, Yard House, the Elephant Bar, Red Lobster.
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Olive garden, red lobster and dennys resturant.
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10.
How many orders can you memorize at once?
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5.
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5 orders at once.
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I always write everything down just so their is no forgetting!
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I could probably memorize about 4-5 different orders.
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I am not sure because this would be my first job but I have a very good memory so I think id memorize a lot.
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Olive Garden Reviews

Jun 26, 2014
Job Duties
My job duties at Olive Garden consisted of taking togo orders over the phone, making sure the food is made correctly, cashing the guests out, and suggesting food! Always trying to increase sales to make the bill higher because tips are higher!
Summary
I am very focused on my work, and consequently, am able to work quickly.
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Jun 30, 2014
Cons
Honestly I think I was just lucky enough to really love my job and my co-workers.
Job Duties
I was a server. I had to serve tables and also run food for other people (Hot food Go). Get refills. Make the guests feel great and welcomed.
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