Starbucks Starbucks-Barista Interview Questions

Updated Jul 4, 2015
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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview

I applied online and received a call to set up an interview appointment. Dress your best as you should for any interview. You're offered any drink. I would accept it. Why, because you're going to be one of the biggest promoters of this company's product. If you don't drink accept a free product for the company you're applying for it shows lack of passion and excitement. If you're honest, have great work ethic, happy most the time, and like people this interview will be a breeze.

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself in the next five years?   1 Answer
  • Name the hardest problem you came across, and explain you handled that situation.   1 Answer
  • Why do you want to work for Starbucks?   1 Answer

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    Barista Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Very friendly interview process. The questions were behavioral centered and included a number of practical (real world) situations. Nothing very difficult. Lots of common sense questions. It's all about customer relations. The manager on-call offered me a free drip coffee. No real questions about coffee or past experience. The interview process consisted of two parts.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Starbucks (Houston, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process was okay i applied and got a phone call probably a day or two later the manager asked to meet with her face to face we laughed and talked and we ended the interview with her saying i will call you and i never received one and called the location and one of the baristas said she is still in the interviewe process i dont know what that meant but i will call her next week to see if iam still under consideration for the job.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Starbucks (Orange, CA).

    Interview

    Very informal and quick. I dressed in a suit. One on one with the manager inside the store. He printed my resume. and said that he was hiring for a variety of locations. the location that I was interviewing at was not necessarily the store I would be working. Tell me about yourself ( i hate this question) , why Starbucks? I highly suggest knowing about the company and what they stand for prior to the interview- the manager was very impressed of my knowledge. Be spunky and not dull. It is a very very fast paced environment- highlight this type of environment your previous experiences . Team work is key.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Starbucks (Bakersfield, CA).

    Interview

    Youll get a quick two second call telling you where and when to be there. they will ask you a few questions and assuming your not coming off as a rude or incompetent person you'll get the job though you can totally be incompetent just dont show it in the interview.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks (Fairfax, VA).

    Interview

    The overall experience was good, the hiring manager was very nice and friendly. I came 10 minutes early so they gave me a free beverage while I waited. Once the interview started it was mostly personality based questions and situational questions. "What would you do in ...."and after the questions she just asked if I knew the job description and such. I was then scheduled for another interview with the store manager.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed at a Starbucks job fair. It is "invite-only" which I think means you have to have been referred by a manager of one of the stores. The interview was very short, only lasting 15 minutes long. The interviewer was nice and straightforward. The questions were geared toward specific work examples rather than general answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Starbucks?   Answer Question
    • How have you developed community with coworkers in the past?   Answer Question
    • When was a time you received unexpected criticism from your employer? What did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    • When was a time you left a customer unsatisfied? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • How do you deal with stress?   Answer Question
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks (Ann Arbor, MI) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, and was called a couple days later. I first had a phone interview, and then was called in for an in person one. The interviewer was very nice and easy to talk to, and the questions were pretty easy. For the in person interview, they were mostly behavioral type questions, like what would you do in certain situations.

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Very friendly interview, I felt very comfortable and able to act normally which made the entire interview a breeze. We sat outside and got to know each other first before the actual interview questions. There were about 5 questions in the interview and then I had the chance to ask questions. Very professional and welcoming.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which you failed and overcame said situation.   Answer Question
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Starbucks (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was really easy. I came into the Starbucks on 47th & 6th ave in nyc, the manager and supervisor were very friendly. I definitely prepared myself & did background research beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Introduce yourself, how would you handle a situation where there was a rude customer, tell me about your past work experience?   1 Answer

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