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Caribou Coffee Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
83 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Went to job fair in the store and was hired on the spot. Typical retail employment questions that were easy. Tell us a great customer service experience, are you willing to clean, etc

    Interview Questions
    • What was an example of great customer service you experienced?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a corporate recruiter that was hard to get ahold of and not very responsive to emails. It doesn't seem like they have a large HR department because it seems a bit unorganized. Nice recruiter and asked pretty difficult questions for an initial phone screen.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    application online, background check (it took mine 3 weeks to go through dont know why) they call you for an interview, you go in and chat for a bit most questions are simple and easy. they call you to tell you when to start..they dont really train you much just kind of throw you into it all.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Caribou Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Internal promotion; so very lax interview with my current District Manager and one other.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions as it was an internal promotion; my superiors knew who I was and recommended me for the job anyways.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caribou Coffee in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job and got a call 1 week later from the manager, saying she was really excited to set up an interview with me. We set up an interview, and it was such a smooth process! Our interview lasted about 15 minutes long. Overall it was a very casual interview - both of us were wearing jeans and my interviewer was wearing a sweatshirt - and before we got to the actual interview, we both had a casual conversation about ourselves which was a real icebreaker. Halfway through the interview, the interviewer asked me my availability and if I would be fine with $8.25 an hour, and she hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What is your schedule like, and are you okay with a starting pay of $8.25 an hour plus tips? Very easy negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Team Member/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Submit application On-Line. Called by Store manager. Go to Interview. Called and offered position conditional on background check. Receive written offer by email with start date. Accept offer on-line. Authorize background check. Called by store manager that background check was cleared and given orientation date and time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The was no negotiation on salary available.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions were of the standard behavioral "what did you do in this situation?" type. There were a few unusual questions that prospective employees can use to show that they're quirky and super awesome but still completely afraid of not conforming.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were a drink, what would you be? If you were an animal, what would you be & why?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, wage is set
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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