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Peet's Barista Interview Questions

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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  1.  

    Barista/Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Peet's.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Retail Sales and Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Peet's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Take it or leave it. entry-level pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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  5.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Peet's in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Peet's in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews. The first was over the phone asking me how I would react to certain situations. The second was a one-on-one where she basically asks similar questions just worded differently.

    Interview Questions
    • The question was, "Have you ever been in a situation where someone who was part of your group didn't understand something and if so, how did you help them?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    two interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Customer Service/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went to a job fair and was interviewed by a manager, then sent to their location to interview with the ASM. Pretty straight forward questions about experience in food service/coffee. Specific questions included: How do you deal with an angry customer? Are you planning a trip in the next 6 months? But lots of the questions aren't just about your answer- they want to see if you are friendly and seem nice to be around. Its a team environment so they want to make sure you are a people person.

    Interview Questions
    • How to deal with an angry customer. Because nobody likes doing it, but the company is definitely a "customer is always right" kind of company to keep that in mind when answering.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is really no negotiation. You start at minimum wage. Thats it.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Retail Sales and Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Peet's in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was actually pretty laid back. I came upon the job by complete accident because I worked at Starbucks and used to come into Peet's all the time and was offered the job based on my experience as a barista. Easy laid back interview, easy training.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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