Peet's Barista Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Peet's (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied in-store and within a few days received a phone call asking if I wanted to interview the following day. I arrived about 15 minutes early and was offered something to drink with the managers. I had the interview one-on-one with the manager, who asked pretty basic questions (How would you handle an upset customer?/How do you manage your time?/ect.). I was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to learn a new skill set for a project.   Answer Question
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    Barista/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Peet's (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Saw a hiring sign on the door and went in and asked for an application. Filled it out and turned it in and got a call two weeks later scheduling an interview. Got to my interview 10 minutes early and was offered a drink while I waited which I politely declined because I was too nervous to be thinking about a drink haha. Store manager came out in 15 minutes and we sat on the bench outside the store and did our interview there. He asked me some general questions like where I went to school and stuff like that before asking the actual interview questions. Overall interview was pretty casual and he was super friendly so I was definitely a lot more comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I hire you?   Answer Question
    • If you had a problem with a coworker, how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    • We have a new promotional coffee, how would you sell it to me? (basically talk about something you're passionate about)   Answer Question
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    Barista/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Peet's (Manhattan Beach, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very friendly interview with scenario questions as well as questions about your work history and why you want to work for Peet's. I believe the interview process should not be taken too professionally; show your character and why you would fit in well with the team at Peet's and you will be golden.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Peets; What skills do you already have that will benefit the team.   Answer Question
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    Barista/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Peet's (Marina del Rey, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    They had a job fair that was posted on Craigslist. Walked in and filled out an application. Got a on the spot job interview by one of the managers. The interview was pretty relaxed and pretty straight forward. The manager liked my personality. I was told I would get a call back for a second interview since they were going to open another store.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work at Peet's? Tell me the time you received great customer service?   Answer Question
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    Barista/Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Peet's.

    Interview

    I applied on a craigslist post. The company got back to me and I had an interview at one of the locations. They offered me any drink I would like which was nice.

    Interview Questions

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    Retail Sales and Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Peet's (Hayward, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I went to a job fair with application. Casual interview in corner of store. Recieved an offer in 3 days. Very easy laid back interview. They like down to earth friendly folks.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it. entry-level pay

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    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I went to a job fair swarmed with people. After about 5 minutes of extensive questioning, i gave the interviewer my refernce sheet. never hear from them so I ' pretty sure i didn't do too well with the interview questions. be prepared to be on your toes

    Interview Questions

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Peet's.

    Interview

    Applied. Called. Set-up interview. Met. Answered simple interview questions. Hired.

    Interview Questions

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Peet's (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied in person, turned in my resume. I then got a call to come in for an interview the very next day. I met with the store manager. She told me that the earliest shift was at 4:30 am and closing could go on until 11pm.

    Interview Questions

    • She asked me what I liked most about customer service. Tell me about a time you had a difficult customer. She asked me a lot of questions regarding what I did at my last job and what it was like.   Answer Question
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Peet's.

    Interview

    They wanted to know why I would choose Peet's over other coffee shops. They wanted to know a lot about my previous interactions with co-workers and how I handled difficult employee interactions. Literally one of the questions was "why do you think it's important to listen?".

    Interview Questions

    • I was surprised by how much the questions were focused on the team interaction. They don't care so much if you as an individual are a "super-star" employee, they want to know if you're a team player. I could tell between both interviews that the manager and assistant manager were really trying to tell if I was being "real" or just giving the text book answers.   Answer Question
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