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Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details

applied online, and got a call the next day from the store manager to make an app for a interview at the store. Once there he asked me about my experience, what I was looking for, what did I knew about starbucks as a company, and what were my expectations of the job, goals in my life, etc.

Interview Questions
  • Why do you think you would be a good match for this job?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with two managers of two different new jersey starbucks. They were nice and friendly. They asked me some typical interview questions, such why I wanted to work for starbucks and describe my customer service experience. They also explained that I get a free drink after the interview. Furthermore, they explained that they are meeting with different candidates to fill the open positions in the northern New Jersey stores. They asked me what my preference was for shifts and what hours I was currently looking for at the position as well as the pay rate which I thought was fairly low but I wanted to experience, why people loved working at Starbucks for myself. Afterwards. They told me, they would get back to me a d that they should hear back from them by Monday at the latest. They never called me back, instead I had to call the store that one of the managers worked with, to find out the status of my interview. The manager told me that I should hear back from the manager that day and provide some the contact details for the store, they send my information as a potential employee. I received a call for the manager the same day and I scheduled to meet with them the following day and they asked me a few questions about my customer service experience and why I wanted to work for Starbucks. The interview was laid back and she was very friendly and explained the process thoroughly. I also liked that she received my comments from the previous two managers about that I was interested in building a career with the company and she explained how I can move up to an eventual manager position which was my goal. She also offered me a free drink and greeted me from the moment I walked through the store which was a plus. I liked the interview process since everyone who a really friendly and very engaged in the interview. I believe the atmopshere and the managers are very friendly at starbucks a d they appear to support their employees. I never saw anyone that was miserable there or slacking off of work. I recommend people to interview there, just for the positive experience, since they provided the ideal experience for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you work at Starbucks?
      Can you describe an experience where you couldn't meet a customer's expectations and how you fixed the situation?
       
      Answer Question
    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

    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
  3.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Starbucks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call for appointment in person. Then, the manager ask for some questions. She ask to check my background and will contact me after that.

    Interview Questions
    • How do I deal with the difficult customers?   Answer Question
    • Do I have any problem for working with other co-workers who come from different culture and races?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Everett, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Everett, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Completed an online application, and got a call back within a week. An interview was scheduled a week later. The interview was very easy going, and we got along great. I asked a few questions, and was answered generously. I received a call the next morning, and was offered a position! A background check had to be completed. I can't wait to start! :)

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and a three days later got called in for an interview the following week.

    Came in and did not accept the free drink. Interviewer came over and introduced herself an we sat down amongst other customers. Questions were relatively easy even though I did not have formal work experience. Mostly behavioral questions so make sure you know a few situations you experienced that you could answer with. I was told the responsibilities and the pay. She was super nice and told me at the end of the interview that I will have to go to a second interview and that in the mean time she would go ahead and do my background check.

    Second interview was fairly quick just a couple of behavioral questions just like the first interview. The girls behind the counter kept going on about how I didn't accept the free drink which bothered me a bit but I stayed confident. After the interview was over she told me that the dedication is up to my first interviewer but that she only had positive things to say.

    Got a call today offering a job which I accepted. I just love how positive the whole experience was. Everyone I talked to even the baristas were super kind to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you did not meet a customer's expectations.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you sold someone more than what they originally wanted to purchase.   Answer Question
    • How would you prioritize customer's orders?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rowlett, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Rowlett, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied to many different Starbucks around my area. I called one and she told me she would look up my application and call back the next day. Two days went by and i called them back. She remembered me and told me to come in for an interview that same day at 5. I went in and i told the workers i was there for an interview. They went to the back to get the manager and she came out 10 minutes later. She asked behavior questions, questions like "what would you do if..." or "how would you solve this...". After the interview she told me she would call me that night to set up a second interview. But she also warned me that if she doesn't call, to call Monday (it was Wednesday) and reminder her. She did not call, so i will call Monday.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you received negative feedback for a positive outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Granite Bay, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Granite Bay, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Received a call a month after I submitted an application online. I was immediately informed that the hiring manager was interviewing a few others on the same day, and also received brief directions of the company's location due to how small and elusive the store is in the area. Overall, the manager was incredibly personable and energetic, so rather than nervous, I was enthused for the interview.

    On the day of the interview, I asked for the manager, accepted the offered drink, and waited a few minutes before their arrival. They explained the procedure, how they will mainly focus on questions based on behavior and how the interviewee has once handled a situation. When told to not mind that they are jotting down notes of your answers, please take it to heart. It was my mistake to become extremely aware that they were still writing, so I ended up rushing and shortening my responses thinking that it would help accommodate them when in reality, I've only succeeded in omitting important details of my experiences.

    By the end of the interview, the manager mentioned how it normally took 2 weeks to make calls to candidates who made the cut. But, they will most likely do so within the week.

    Interview Questions
    • From my experience, they will most likely begin with basic questions such as, "Why Starbucks?" and "Tell me about yourself". Afterward, they will jump into the actual questions that will decide whether or not you are fit for the role. From what I can recall, the manager had asked questions such as, "When was a time you've failed to meet someone's expectations and what did you do about it?" and vice versa. I think it's important to remain neutral in your answers. I made the mistake of stating that my friend wasn't cooperative and failed to further explain that although that was how I perceived her, in reality, my friend was just shy and uncertain of what was okay to do. So, always add a positive twist to your responses! Another question involved your hobbies and what you;re normally found doing during your free time. Also, they may inquire about your ideal work schedule and will most likely let you know what time frames they are looking for in a candidate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, interview within a few days. I was told they would notify me if they would move forward with me or not. That was two weeks ago. They advised that they would know by Friday. Follow up on Saturday and was told by Monday. Another follow up call on Wednesday left message for Hiring Manager. Still have not heard anything. I was really excited to work for Starbucks....still waiting.....

    Interview Questions
    • How did I handle a negative performance review and How did I handle working with an employee that I had a difficult experience with.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I started out by filling out an application online, about 4 days later I got a call from a manager to set up an interview, he didn't really ask me any questions on the phone. So the day of the interview I went there told the barista there I was there for an interview. She told me she'd let the manager know I was there and if I wanted a drink while I waited. I took the drink because Ive read here that they always do that so whatever I took it. Then I had the interview didn't last too long, about 7 minutes. At the end of it he said I would hear back by the weekend, I didn't get called back. So I called the store, the manager wasn't there so I left a message. Next day he called me back saying they chose another candidate, but he had forwarded my application to another location he was interviewing for. A few days later I got a call in, went in talked to the manager, he asked pretty standard things, nothing hard. Afterwards he said I should hear back by the end of the week. About 3 days later I get a call offering me the position. I took it. I was surprised it took almost 2 weeks but ehh. My advice would be to know a little bit about Starbucks, at least 1 item from the menu, be yourself, they look for a people person I think, I mean really who would want to go to starbucks and be helped out by a grouchy person. Relax during the interview if they don't call back I didn't feel it was out of line to do a follow up call because they tend to be very busy.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    To be honest I took the job without being told what my pay would be, which is actually kinda really bad, but since I live in SoCal it should be minimum 10.00 an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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