Arby’s Interview Questions & Tips

How to Get a Job at Arby's

Arby's careers are perfect for both experienced workers and those just getting their first job. While the company avoids bringing aboard felons, they do accept most individuals willing to show up on time and work hard.

Some people get hired through job fairs, temp agencies, or recruiters. Others use the company career website to search for openings and apply online.

The Arby's Interview Process

Find Work Fast
After submitting a job application form, Arby's career seekers usually receive phone calls within a week or two. This is when hiring managers set up meeting times with potential associates.


Company Knowledge
To show enthusiasm, get to know the restaurant's menu and branding slogans before an interview. Becoming familiar with the company will show managers that you are passionate and willing to learn. Knowledge of the menu will provide a head start when it's time to learn the job.

What to Ask During an Arby's Job Interview

While candidates should prepare to answer standard questions about themselves, they should also plan a few to ask about the company. During Arby's interviews, hopefuls can inquire about the following:

  • Full-time and part-time scheduling needs
  • Hourly wages and salary options
  • Advancement options
  • Job benefits and 401(k) plans

Interview Formats for Entry-Level Jobs

In many cases, Arby's interviews involve sitting with a hiring manager at an empty restaurant table. Supervisors discuss an applicant's reasons for wanting to work, their scheduling needs, and other employment details. Recruits may need to describe how they would react to stressful situations. These can include running short on money at the cash register or coping with an upset patron.

What Are Some Typical Arby's Interview Questions?

Some of the questions asked during Arby's job interviews include:

Managers may ask questions meant to test personality:

How to Dress for Arby's Job Interviews

What To Wear
Business casual attire is appropriate for an Arby's interview. Sporting active wear or street clothes shows a lack of professionalism and can prevent one from getting a job.

Making Lasting Impressions

During an interview, show a desire to work in customer service. Maintain eye contact with hiring managers and pay attention when they speak.

Applicants may receive job offers the same day as the interview. Employee referrals may speed up the hiring process. The fast food chain keeps applicant info on file and pulls from the list when needed. Check the company's career website to stay up-to-date on openings.

Interview Tips from an Arby’s Hiring Manager

Video Transcript

Interviewer: What qualities do you look for in an applicant?
Arby’s Hiring Manager: I look at how they’re dressed first. I realize, depending on the job, be it restaurant work or a mechanic’s job, you wear different things. I look to make sure they’re dressed properly: they’re not in shorts, that their pants aren’t drooping. And then, if they’re looking at me, I feel like I’m getting their attention. When they’re looking off seeing what’s going on in the background it feels like they’re ignoring me. And then, trying to see if their answers sound genuine.

Interviewer: What kind of answers do you look for in an interview?
Arby’s Hiring Manager: I look for interviewees to keep the Ebonics at a minimum, first of all. And once we get past that, I’ll ask him how long he expects to work with us or if it was just a passing through or if they had intentions to try and increase their career. I ask them what they expect of us. Do they expect us to watch them so they can get promoted later on? Are they going to be happy where they are at? Just to see, basically, how they feel.

Interviewer: How can an interviewee tell if the interview went well?
Arby’s Hiring Manager: If they get up to shake your hand, if they answer all the questions satisfactorily, if they dress nice, they have a good chance of being hired.

Interviewer: What should an applicant do to prepare for an interview?
Arby’s Hiring Manager: Practice. Practice communication with other people and pay attention to their body language because body language says a lot. And practice being able to look at other people and look them in the eye. Be direct with them.

Interviewer: What should an applicant do after leaving the interview?
Arby’s Hiring Manager: After the interview is completed, you want to wait. You don’t want to pester the company, but maybe after two days call back and check the status of your application and see where you stand and see if the position is still open and reconfirm that you’re still interested in the job and that you’ll be a welcome employee if hired.


  • sylvia says:

    Should I wear clothes that cover my tattoos at when I go for an interview? I got some covering up to do if that is the case. What about a dress? I am nervous, so any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

  • Erin says:

    As Jonathan said, definitely cover them up. Dress nicely, smile, answer every question clearly, try to show them that you are a hard worker, try to learn as much as you can about the company, and if you do all of this, there’s a great chance that you will be hired.

  • Ayra says:

    Soo, what kind of questions will they ask me on my interview? Is there anything special that i should know besides information about the company?

  • Grace says:

    my friend works there. they dont hire people who are friends, so if youre asked, you dont know

  • jessica says:

    first job interview, how should i act? how to win the job?

  • Molly says:

    When applying to get a job at Arby’s always be positive!

  • dawn alfonso says:

    alway smile and be interested in the job you are applying for. dawn alfonso

  • dawn alfonso says:

    let me know if i got the job.

  • Nate says:

    as a crew memeber what skills and duties should i look up on before if was hired, what would a first day on the job consist of, and what would be a good way to get toward a management status

  • Cody says:

    Nate, usually you will be trained in all aspects of your job. Imagine the first day of a school year, you get to know your teachers and what you will be doing. Also if you wish to advance towards management, just show initiative. Don’t just do your job, do more! Do things without being told. If you hear someone complaining, fix it. Serve up your food with a smile!

  • Samantha says:

    I got a first shift job given to me on the first interview. Interview last about five minutes! I wore dress pants and a nice shirt and dress coat with flats and my hair was up, but curled. Mostly he wanted to know why I wanted to work there and I said that it would be a great opportunity to expand my job experience and my social skills. Though I am curious what my pay rate will be as a prep…
    Good luck !

  • Mike says:

    I’ve been working at Arbys for 2 months now. I only got like 9 hours a week my first few weeks but now I get around 20. Its a good company to work for. They really take care of their employees but don’t say you like doing maintenance, trust me. As far as interviews go..I had like 4 or 5 before I got hired. Be persistent and don’t give up if you want a job. You got to show initiative. They want to see that behavior. Btw I’m 18.

  • Frank says:

    I have an interview there in two days and I’m kind of nervous about it. What should I expect, and what questions would be asked? Please help!

  • Aimee says:

    What exactly is their policy about hair colors/hair dye?

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