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Caribou Coffee Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    You are to apply online. I suggest calling the store manager and stating you have applied and would love an interview. Once an interview is set up, it is usually a 1:1 interview with the store manager. If the manager likes you, he or she may request you interview with one of their shift leaders as well. If offered the job, you must submit to a background check that takes 1 whole week. Once that comes up clean, you are hired and begin training.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a co worker who you saw give a free drink out?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Caribou Coffee in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application online. Got an email a few days later, in person interview a couple days after that. The interview was great, felt like a conversation with a human (not reading predesigned questions from a page). All but received the job during the interview. Had a follow-up with a different manager the next day and accepted the offer proposed.

    Interview Questions
    • It was mostly conversational (but informative) questions like to describe myself and why I want to work at Caribou. They do like to throw in a question or two that are a bit silly to gauge how you answer them. Such as "describe an apple".   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call to do a job fair for all the stores in the area. Got offered the job. The interviewers were nice and the questions were funnier than hard. They're looking for personality in their baristas.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could be any animal what would you be?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Have fun, show unique personality. Looking for "can do attitude" and engaging leaders. Typically phone screen and two interviews. Followed by background check and test. Process typically 3 to 4 weeks for managers.

    Interview Questions
    • In the story of your life what would the headline read?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Had to travel to Corporate Headquarters in Mpls (5 hours drive) to meet with Director to have my request considered but did meet my request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview if they like you then you come back in for a second interview with another member of the management team. They are looking for fun energetic people. Bring your A game and your personality to the interview, the want people who are going add to the fun and atmosphere of the business. It is good to laugh and joke around in the interview if it shows your personality. Many managers hire on personality and drive.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Barista/Greeter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had two interviews, both of which were positive. I was recommended by a different manager so I kind of knew I would get hired no matter what. Both interviews asked what I would do in particular scenarios, how I reacted to stress, and if I could handle pressure...etc.

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Still Waiting for My Rejection Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    I saw the posting on Indeed, applied online via caribou.com. I was contacted about a week later for a phone screen. I spent 40Min on the phone with HR. I admit my interview skills were rusty and it wasn't my best interview. HR knew very little about the job or the team. The most common answer was "that's a better question for the hiring manager." Let me be clear, in some cases she was right, but to questions like "what are you seeking in a candidate?" this shouldn't be the response. I was disappointed with the minimal knowledge of what they were seeking and it made it hard to best highlight what in my background would be most valuable as it was clear the job description was not a good representation of the skillset needed. I'm sure she had an idea BUT she wasn't able to articulate it. The interview closed with HR promising to contact me by end of week after she talked to the hiring manager (she indicated that she was recommending I would come onsite to interview). Next steps were to come onsite in the next week or two and then a decision would be made. I sent a thank you note via email. By end of week I didn't hear. After a week and a half I sent an email to ask where they were in the process... no response. This was 2 months ago and I still haven't received any acknowledgment of my application. Not even a form email. I obviously get the point, but it takes time to apply, to interview, to send thank yous and I find it to be a big slap in the face that a company doesn't have the courtesy to let me know that I wasn't a fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and within a few days was contacted by email to set up phone interview with a recruiter. Second interview was conducted by a district manager. Was ask to complete an assessment online. Final interview followed assessment.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for the job online through the Caribou website after I saw a job opening. I was called for an interview and went in the next day. I interviewed at the store and was hired on the spot by the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do with an unruly customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Caribou Coffee in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed in St. Paul by 3 people. I was slightly confused at first since the questions seemed kind of odd. "How do you eat your Oreos?" "What's your favorite animal?" "If you were a superhero who would you be?" It just seemed slightly odd that I was being asked those questions for a coffee shop. The first guy who interviewed me was nice at first but when I worked with him, he had an attitude and was rude towards me. The second was a female and was super bubbly and nice. The last one was the store manager and asked a few questions and hired me. I liked her for the time I was there training.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is your favorite drink at Caribou Coffee?" I love Caribou drinks and it made me wonder if someone who never had Caribou before tried to answer the question. I knew the answer but I loev every single drink that is at Caribou Coffee.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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