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Top 25 Olive Garden Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
What do you feel is the most important characteristic in order to be successful with Olive Garden?
"Through my research on Olive Garden I saw a theme surrounding honesty and diligence. I agree that these characteristics are very important. In addition to these, I would add a positive attitude and strong listening skills."
It is important to research Olive Garden prior to your interview. In your research try to find information on their company values and other areas of focus. Tie in those company values with your personal characteristics.
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List of Olive Garden Interview Questions
  1. What do you feel is the most important characteristic in order to be successful with Olive Garden?
  2. There are many job options for you in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work with Olive Garden?
  3. In our industry you will come across some difficult customers. How do you handle an upset customer?
  4. As an employee with Olive Garden you will be required to handle cash and other types of customer transactions. Do you consider yourself a trustworthy and honest person?
  5. Have you received any formal industry training in your previous roles?
  6. At Olive Garden we value our customers and always put them first. Do you agree with the phrase "The customer is always right"?
  7. Do you have any food safety training or health and safety related certifications?
  8. This position requires you to work around children. Is there any reason why you would not agree to a full criminal background check?
  9. Some positions with Olive Garden require you to be available on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Is there anything in your schedule preventing you from being available?
  10. At Olive Garden we focus on hiring individuals who want to grow with us. Where do you see yourself in the next 2-5 years?
  11. At Olive Garden we put a lot of focus on grooming our star players into leadership roles. Do you have any interest in a management role with us down the road?
  12. At Olive Garden we invest a lot of time into our loss prevention program. What would you do if you caught a co-worker stealing?
  13. Are you of legal age to serve alcoholic beverages to our patrons?
  14. Tell me about yourself.
  15. How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
  16. Why did you leave your last job?
  17. What questions do you have for me?
  18. Are you a leader or a follower?
  19. What are your salary expectations?
  20. Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
  21. On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
  22. Do you have reliable transportation?
  23. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
  24. How do you handle stress on the job?
  25. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
  26. If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?
  27. Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.
  28. Why do you consider yourself a team player?
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Olive Garden Information
Olive Garden is headquartered in Orange County, FL. The company has been in operation since 1982. Olive Garden is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol DRI. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Olive Garden, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Olive Garden, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 28
What do you feel is the most important characteristic in order to be successful with Olive Garden?
"Through my research on Olive Garden I saw a theme surrounding honesty and diligence. I agree that these characteristics are very important. In addition to these, I would add a positive attitude and strong listening skills."
It is important to research Olive Garden prior to your interview. In your research try to find information on their company values and other areas of focus. Tie in those company values with your personal characteristics.
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Question 2 of 28
There are many job options for you in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work with Olive Garden?
"I am careful to be employed with a company that holds a strong industry reputation. I'd like to work for Olive Garden because your training programs are above the industry standard and you have a reputation for treating your employees very well."
With many options in the industry for employment, why do you want to work for Olive Garden? Talk to the interviewer about your preference for their company.
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Question 3 of 28
In our industry you will come across some difficult customers. How do you handle an upset customer?
"I have spent many years working in the restaurant, hotel, and other customer service based industries. I do not take it personally anymore when a customer is rude or difficult. I will do my best to make them happy but I fully understand that you cannot appease everyone."
Are you able to brush it off when a customer is rude to you, or do you take it personally? Assure the interviewer that you are able to keep professional composure when it comes to rude or difficult customers.
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Question 4 of 28
As an employee with Olive Garden you will be required to handle cash and other types of customer transactions. Do you consider yourself a trustworthy and honest person?
"One of my greatest strengths as an employee is my level of honesty and trustworthiness. I have multiple references who will attest to the fact that I am very capable and honest. I have experience handling large amounts of cash and have never had a discrepancy."
Can you be trusted with company money, and/or company product? Draw on the strength of your references and assure the interviewer that you are a trustworthy and honest employee.
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Question 5 of 28
Have you received any formal industry training in your previous roles?
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Question 6 of 28
At Olive Garden we value our customers and always put them first. Do you agree with the phrase "The customer is always right"?
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Do you have any food safety training or health and safety related certifications?
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This position requires you to work around children. Is there any reason why you would not agree to a full criminal background check?
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Some positions with Olive Garden require you to be available on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Is there anything in your schedule preventing you from being available?
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At Olive Garden we focus on hiring individuals who want to grow with us. Where do you see yourself in the next 2-5 years?
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Question 11 of 28
At Olive Garden we put a lot of focus on grooming our star players into leadership roles. Do you have any interest in a management role with us down the road?
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Question 12 of 28
At Olive Garden we invest a lot of time into our loss prevention program. What would you do if you caught a co-worker stealing?
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Question 13 of 28
Are you of legal age to serve alcoholic beverages to our patrons?
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Question 14 of 28
Tell me about yourself.
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How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
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Why did you leave your last job?
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What questions do you have for me?
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Are you a leader or a follower?
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What are your salary expectations?
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Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
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On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
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Do you have reliable transportation?
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What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
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Question 24 of 28
How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 25 of 28
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
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Question 26 of 28
If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?
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Question 27 of 28
Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.
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Question 28 of 28
Why do you consider yourself a team player?
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