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Barnes & Noble Barista Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2014

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

Interview Details – They called to set up an interview a few days after I applied. I was interviewed with another applicant (applying for a different job), and then scheduled for a follow up interview a week later when we were done. The 2nd interview was with the head of the cafe to go over all the questions again and all the expectations. I was called a few months later.

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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in June 2009.

Interview Details – I applied to Barnes and Noble because I love books, but they only had a barista position open (which is fine because I love coffee too). I went to the customer service desk where I asked to fill out an application, and I actually got to meet a manager. We scheduled a interview time for the next week. I her inside the coffee shop in the Barnes and Noble for the interview. I was asked a couple questions, like how I deal with stressful situations, how I would deal with a coworker that was rude to me, and how I deal with customers with high expectations. The lady that interviewed me was really sweet, she just wanted to make sure I would be comfortable in a position where I would have to deal with the occasional rude customer. I was asked to describe some of my best traits. And also why I wanted to work at Barnes and Noble. There were a lot of open ended questions, so you really could tell the interviewer as much as you wanted to about yourself. They were interviewing a million different people at the time, so I didn't feel too bad they didn't call me back (the manager even said not to take it personally if I didn't get a call back because there were so many people interviewing for the same position). It seems like it would be a great place to work.

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I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in March 2010.

Interview Details – I applied and kept calling the Cafe Manager, persistent to get the job. She told me she would call back after reviewing my application, but didn't, so I called again. By that time they were finished hiring people.

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