Starbucks Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Met two district managers at a Starbucks and felt at ease and actually was a really great experience. They both asked me situational questions. I.e. Describe a time when you had to say no to something, and what was the outcome.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I applied on their website. I was emailed a virtual job tryout. I guess I answered in line with their beliefs because I received an email for a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you implement change into your organization?   Answer Question
    • Why are you looking for a new position?   Answer Question
    • How many people have you managed in the past?   Answer Question
    • Do you hire and recruit at your current position and how do you go about finding a diverse pool of people?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Could no negotiate a salary.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Starbucks uses Time Limites Assignments. Very prolonged interview of 6 months where you are placed in a role prior to a promotion. This is the standard way people get promoted to a new role. The part of this that I did not like was you did the job for an extended period without being paid for the level you were working at.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you most passionate about   1 Answer
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    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks (Omaha, NE) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They used Star format along with a Panel interview for approximately two hours. Also specific examples of previous years of work experience. Review college education and degrees and other working job experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you have that makes you more qualified than the other candidates   1 Answer
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was ok, your run of the mill basic questions. I interviewed for an assistant management position but was offered a shift supervisor position to get experience first.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most surprising thing on the job description?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was asked how much I wanted to make and I was placed where I was going to have the opportunity to move up

  7. Helpful (6)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Recruiter for the area you live in (in my case Los Angeles) sent these 2 links via e-mail:
    -Phone interview scheduling calendar (Schedule date and time you're available)
    -Virtual Job Tryout (1 hour long, have calculator if needed (basic math) for P&L statement
    I had 2 phone interviews the first wanted to know:
    -About you, any accomplishments, Why you want to work at Starbucks and what you know about the company
    Second interview: (have questions ready! He asked me twice if I had any questions for him)
    -STAR questions
    1.) Give a specific example of a customer confrontation. What did you do to handle the situation, and what was the end result.
    2.) Tell me about a time you had a partner or team member that had a performance issue. What was the situation and what did you achieve?

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a financial accomplishment, be specific, and what strategic steps did you take to achieve this goal.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews one in person with two district managers. Went out to a store location, i was dressed even more professional than them. I think it went good, dont be too nervous

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (6)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Can be lengthy. It started with the online application and if they are interested you will be asked to complete a virtual job tryout. If you pass that you move onto a phone interview. The next step is an in person interview with 2 dm's.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Might be a little room but not much. They are really competitive and realistic. They will probably ask you expectations in phone and in person interview. They will tell you then if that is in their range.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online through there website and the following week the recruiter emailed me to set up a phone interview. After the phone interview, she sent me another E-mail with dates to meet with 2 district managers. When I got to the interview site, one manager was asking questions and the other manager was taking notes.

    Interview Questions

    • All Behavioral and some customer service questions. They want real life examples!   Answer Question
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    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Starbucks in December 2014.

    Interview

    Very smoothly. Phone interviews and a in-person interview. Once the initial call took place everything moved at a fairly quick pace. The recruiter was very friendly. In-person interview took place at a random Starbucks and you get a free drink. The managers seemed casual and didnt make you feel uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • No really big surprise questions. Mainly asked about your previous experiences and how you reacted to situations.   Answer Question

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