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Starbucks Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 23, 2014

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Retail Store Manager Interview

Retail Store Manager
Olney, MD

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in December 2013.

Interview Details – It took me 3 years to be promoted to Assistant manager. failed 3 interviews by 6 different district managers who don't know your worth ethic or you. very nerve wracking. Once i got to assistant the training is short and horrible. I did not get to finish training i don't think. I was a manager with my own store for over a year and got a DM who failed my on my last interview and had to come back and tell me I was promoted after a "round table discussion". After this she had a vendetta. Never had write ups before this and she gave me 3 over a 6 month period and was terminated. I wrote howard shultz a letter and partner resources contacted me back. not Howard. I tried to fight for my job but even though I was there 7 years and believe I was wrongfully terminated they didn't care. I now have to find a new career at age 37. The interview process is ridiculous. Good luck if you want anything quickly.

Interview Question – All of the interview questions they make difficult. They want to hear how you got out of a tough situation. You may not have had one so you have to make up a situation just to answer the question. My store manager had to coach me on how to answer the questions with the "Starbuck's Lingo". Pretty ridiculous. If you thought you answered the questions perfectly. you didn't! You probably failed. They do not pass anyone on their first interview! remember "It's JUST coffee!"   View Answer

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Fredericksburg, VA

I applied online - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2014.

Interview Details – the process took atleast an hour. i was interviewed by 2 managers.

Interview Question – nothing really, all are basic questions about working exp. and stuff, they also ask about previous experiences and how i deal with it.   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Barista Interview

Fairfax, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details – General what would you do questions read off a paper. Questions seemed very computerized and cookie cutter.Also the questions seemed very Manager did not seem to happy and did not bother to ask any questions about me or my work history. Overall you could tell that not even the employees wanted to be there.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Fredericksburg, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2010.

Interview Details – I went to my local starbucks and got an interview form. I was then called for my interview and it was very laid back. I shortly received an answer about my job and I was hired

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Stafford, VA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in August 2009.

Interview Details – Having never applied to a job in Government Contracting, this experience was a good start. Out of several hundred candidates I was chosen in a group of four individuals to interview. After the process, I came in second place. Unfortunately, the position was given to a current company employee because her contract had just been cut.

Interview Questions

  • What are your qualifications for the position you are applying for?   Answer Question
  • Are you able to work individually on a project without the need for continual supervision?   Answer Question

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