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Target Starbucks Team Member Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member
Harker Heights, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in August 2012.

Interview Details – 2 simple interviews, 15 minutes each. Very, simple basic interview, you wait a long time though. They interview 10 other people during the same time frame. They hire almost anyone as long as you pass the drug test.

Interview Question – When do you think you'll work the most?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No option for negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member
Littleton, CO

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in August 2011.

Interview Details – I submitted my application online and was called in for an interview about a week later. You first interview with a team lead (middle management) and then if you pass, an executive team lead (senior management). I was job offered the same day. You have to take a drug test before you can start.

Interview Question – None of the questions are very difficult, but be prepared for situation questions such as 'tell me a time when...'   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. Take it or leave it offer.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Target in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied in-store at one of the computers, and then introduced myself to the team leader in Starbucks who took my information and said she would pass it on to one of the HR managers. I returned to the store 1 or 2 times a week for 3 weeks to follow up with the hiring managers, each time dressed for an interview. I finally received a call from the store but I missed it (of course) and there was no voice mail left. I called back 5 times a day for a week to no avail. After waiting a week, I went back (in business casual attire) and while looking for a familiar face I ran into an employee who turned out to be the lead hiring manager. I spoke with him briefly about my experience and such. He wrote my name down, went to look at my application. A minute later he came back and said to come in for an interview at 2 the next day.
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I arrived 10 minutes before the interview wearing a dress shirt, tie, khakis, and dress shoes. I was directed to take an assessment with like 20 questions similar to the one you take at the end of the application online. Once finished, I was led into the office/team member area and told to wait for a manager. 10 minutes later a manager came and got me for the 1st interview. I was asked:
1) Why do you want to work for Target?
2) Tell me about a time you had to work with a team and what was the outcome?
3) Tell me about a time when you provided good customer service or exceeded expectations?
4) What would past employers/teachers say are your strengths and weaknesses?

    I then came out and waited about 5 minutes for a higher up HR manager to do the 2nd interview. Other than "tell me about a time where you made a mistake and how did you fix it?," the questions were quite literally the same, except he wanted a little more detail. Have solid answers to the first set and you'll do fine. None of them are difficult if you think of/prepare good situations that make you look...well, however you want to be at.

After the questions I was shown a 3 minute video about working in the part of the store in which I applied, and was then asked if I wanted to continue the interview process. I said yes, and was handed a form to confirm my availability. I handed them back, and was immediately offered & then accepted the position!

I had to take a drug test within 24 hours. I took it the next day (Friday), and was called to start orientation that Monday.
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I'm telling you, this post is all you need. I applied for Starbucks, but I was interviewed from Team Member interview guides (I looked to make sure), so it's probably the same you'll have. I purposefully took notes just for this post/site, because it really helped me prepare and ease my anxieties about the interview. Just be confident, on time, and well dressed. You'll be surprised at the impression dressing well has on people.

Lastly, I think they know if they're going to hire you by the 2nd interview. I have no evidence for that; it was just my gut feeling =P

Good luck!

Interview Question – None of them were particularly difficult. Just be able to call to mind examples of teamwork, strengths/weaknesses, and customer service.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It's retail lol.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, and the next morning HR called me to set up an interview for the next day. It was super easy and I was hired on the spot. I was sent to take a drug test. A few days later I called back to make sure everything was good and they set me up for my first day the next day.

Interview Question – All of the questions were pretty easy and standard.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, they started me off making almost 2 dollars more than minimum wage.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member
Jacksonville, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in March 2011.

Interview Details – I had really wanted a job at target for a long time and so I finally got an interview with them and I was so excited! I got to the interview and I was very nervous and the two people that interviewed me didn't make it any better, they were very intimidating and even though they knew I had no employment experience they continued to ask me questions that had to do with past employment situations that I had no idea how to answer. So this made me even more nervous. So the interview ended and they said they would call me soon once they had made a decision. So over the next few days I waited as patiently as I could. So after a week with no phone call I decided that I would call them. So I called and they informed me that I should have received an email that I did not get the job but I had been checking my emails and I had not gotten anything from target or anything like that so I just moved on and started applying at other places. Two weeks after I made this phone call I finally got the email! Ugh! They were so aggravating to deal with! I'm SOOO glad I work at Publix!

Interview Questions


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Starbucks Team Member, Backroom Team Member and Merchandise Flow Team Member Interview

Seasonal Starbucks Team Member, Backroom Team Member and Merchandise Flow Team Member

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in November 2012.

Interview Details – Applied for Seasonal Starbucks Team Member, Seasonal Backroom Team Member and Seasonal Merchandise Flow Team Member. Was told they already hired for those jobs even though I applied for those jobs back in OCT and it shows they still have positions for those jobs on their site. So I don't know if they are lying or just too lazy to take the jobs down from their site.

They were looking for a cashier/cart attendant. The interview was pretty short and mostly asked simple questions, "why do you want to work here?" Working on a team, etc.
Was told I would find out in about a day if I got it or not. Heard nothing, so I am guessing I didn't get .

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Target?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Starbucks Team Member Interview

Starbucks Team Member

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in April 2011.

Interview Details – I walked into the store and asked if they were hiring. They told me to fill out an application online or at the kiosk. My friend applied online and the application was longer than at the store. They called me two days later to set up an interview. I came in and was interviewed one on one by two different people. They asked basic questions. It seems like if they call you and you don't say anything wrong or offensive then you pretty much have the job. Was hired on the spot.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Hours are flexible (in the beginning) They told me they are very accomodating to college students' schedules; however, this was not the case. When I tried to change my schedule after working there for 5 months, they would not let me. I was scheduled to work the whole entire first week of my classes (all of the shifts were during my classes). I was forced to find people to cover my shifts on my own. This is one of the reasons why I quit.

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