Costa Coffee Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
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    Barista Costa Coffee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I met the stores management team and they seemed nice but it was a phony mask. After I was hired I quickly realised that signs we're on a knifes edge.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't allowed to negotiate anything, not even hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgend, Wales (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgend, Wales (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Costa Coffee.

    Interview Details

    I received an email regarding an open interview within the store, after putting my application form in.
    The process involved putting the store in half with other customers still in store and creating a circle near the entrance of the store. There was roughly 15 people in this process and 2 people interviewing.

    To start the interview, we were asked to say 2 truths and 1 false statement about ourselves around the circle. The next part involved putting our hands in a large bag and picking out a random object and selling it to the circle. This process involved standing in front of everyone and it finishing with having a 'raise your hands if you'd buy this product', which was humiliating.

    Extremely uncomfortable and I've never visited Costa since.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Costa Coffee in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was asked to provide a statement of my bank account for them. This is highly intrusive granted singapore does not have any unemployment benefits.
     Not only can the documents be forged, but the HR personnel could not justify why they were requirement beyond stating that they need the account number.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you provide us with a statement of you r bank accounts   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Costa Coffee in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    This is the worst ive ever been treated during a potential hiring process. I waited 5 weeks for my in store interview promised a response in 2 days took 2 weeks then an additional 2 weeks to sort my on job experience. I was again promised feedback within 4 days and 3 and half weeks is how long it took. Altogether waiting 3 months. This company is an absolute JOKE do not trust a word they say

    Interview Questions
    • Interviews weren't bad but don't trust a word they tell you at the end, there is a lie hidden in what they say somewhere   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Costa Coffee.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview
    Face to Face interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Manager Middle East Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Costa Coffee in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Job was advertised in a local paper and referred to an online application link. Within days had a call from HR and a phone interview was set up with the business head. Within a week I was contacted by HR to schedule a local interview with the team. Interview was informal and relaxed and covered all relevant areas. I was shortlised to final 6 out of hundreds of applicants. Role was awarded to a candidate currently engaged in F&B.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Barista Maestro Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Costa Coffee in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Awful experience as I didn`t even got the opportunity to talk about my strenghts and why I would have been the right person for the job, they were probably looking for a better looking person

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Costa Coffee in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward 1:1 interview with the manager of the branch. Asked about previous experience, work ethic, attributes, education.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Costa Coffee in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    i made contact with the area manager who then gave me a one on one interview at a local store, i researched the history of the company and have a vey productive interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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