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Starbucks Starbucks-Barista Interview Questions

Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015
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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details

Two rounds of interviews. First interview was with the general manager of the branch you will be working in. The second was with a general manager of a different branch. Both interviews had little difference. Very basic interview. Process took a week. First

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Overall, easy interview. What's your favorite thing about coffee? Do you have a favorite Starbucks drink? Name a time where you had a challenged customer and how did you handle it?

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected. Be prepared to answer questions regarding customer service.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate $0.25 more per hour versus what was offered based on experience and education.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Simple in person interview that determines if you will do well in a fast paced environment and work well with others. In addition to evaluating skills necessary for the position, the hiring manager will discretely judge your behaviors to see if you are personable enough to fit the Starbucks culture.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is slightly higher than minimum wage and does not increase much throughout employment unless you get promoted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring can take a while. I got a call back three weeks later. Then I had my first interview. Just basic questions about me, what i like, what i do, why i wanted to work there, what is my schedule like. Then another week and a half for my second interview call. This was more of a you're hired I just want to tell you what you're coming into. Explanation about Starbucks and about coffee and what goes on in the back also benefits and what not.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, went in store to personally introduce myself, interview was scheduled for the following week. Went to the store and told the barista at the register I was there for an interview, received a complimentary drink of my choice. Had a conversation with the store manager for about an hour at one of the tables in the store. Was asked general questions (not too hard, very straight forward), background check took 2 weeks, and then onboarding and finalized everything within that week.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the characteristics that a highly satisfied customer will do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    The website says that all locations are hiring, but I found this was not true when I went in to the store to introduce myself. I feel I am at step 2 of a long process.

    Interview Questions
    • The manager asked me if I had worked in a coffee shop before and what my availability was.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    It was simple I had an advantage because I knew someone in the company and she has gotten me an interview at another store. However the interview was more of a conversation. The manager asked situational questions, even asked my favorite drink! They do offer you a free drink always accept it even if it's just water.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time you encountered a difficult person? how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Starbucks-Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Rafael, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Rafael, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Starbucks in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online got an email a week or so later. Had to reschedule a couple of times. When I finally did the interview it was just a me and the manager 1:1. It was only her going over my application then 5 questions then her going over what my job would be then benefits and such. She pretty much told me I got the job. I'm waiting now to get a call it's only been 2 days but she doesn't work on the weekends. So great lady

    Interview Questions
    • What would I do if I couldn't complete at task in the given time ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call within a week. Always accept the drink even if you just want a tall iced water. I suck at interviews and the manager was the nicest ever. She made me feel comfortable and the interview went great.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Application done online. Knowing someone that already works at Starbucks who can put in a good word for you helps a lot though. First they will do a phone screening to see if you sound professional. After you pass the phone screening they will invite you to the store for which you are interviewing for. You walk up and say that you are there for an interview. Whoever is in cafe will notify their manager and offer you a free drink of your choice. The interview is fairly relaxed with a lot of questions about customer situations. Basically they are trying to decide if you are someone who will take care of their customers. Passion for the company is a big plus. You will get asked why you want to work for Starbucks and what you know about the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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