Second Cup Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Updated Jul 11, 2014
15 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Cashier and Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    Simple and easy, was employed at a store owned by my manager, and was able to take a position in his staff at second cup, interview was minimal having already worked with him.

    Interview Questions
    • Memorizing drinks, and knowing existing ones was difficult (not my scene)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier and Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    The questions were very basic, got interview from a kijiji ad, filled out application at cafe, spoke to owner for about an hour. At the end they told me to come for an OJE in a week, after that I was hired. The interview was easy, but I suggest awnser honestly.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were as found on this site, one was about pay though it said "If tims and Starbucks both pay you 20 dollars and I pay 10 which one will you go for" answer honeslty   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negoicate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Barista and Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my cv in store and was hired on the spot due to many years of experience in customer service.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    I sent an email on kijiji and i received a reply asking me to go to the cafe the next following day. Had an interview with the manager, usual basic questions, experience, past job and responsibilities. Took about 20 minutes interview, I was told there will be 2 more interviews but when i got home 2 hours after i receive a call for a job offer right away, said they liked me alot.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing, all are very basic, usual job interview questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Cashier and Baristaa Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    Very simple questions. Basics.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Second Cup.

    Interview Details

    I printed out an application and handed it in to the manager. They didn't say they were hiring, just accepting applications. A week after they called for an interview. It was a one on one with the manager. She asked basic questions like describe myself, why second cup, situational questions and we chatted. It was very chill, she started gossiping and a bit of complaining of the other employees... She told me she interviewed two other people for two open spots. She told me the boss would call me the next day for a phone interview but I never got it. A few days later I called to follow up and they said they're still interviewing.... and I'm still waiting for a call.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Second Cup in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    (This might have only applied to the one I applied to) Very laid back, chill interview. The interviewer wanted to see and know what my interests were, my experience, and all to see whether I would get along with other co-workers and be able to handle working under stressed environment at times because company can get busy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied in person,

    Had an interview, offered position one day later, did require references.

    Interview was typical customer service questions, how to deal with tough customers, strengths and weaknesses, team work.

    Asked what you knew about company, so research a little first

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Second Cup in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Ask for the manager, and only hand it into the manager. Be friendly and open minded. You have to persuade the interviewer that you'll be a friendly staff to coworkers and customers. Be enthusiastic.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations about pay. Start off with base pay. Pay increases only after you obtain Batista status.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Second Cup in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Typical retail interview. Involved some simple behavioural questions. Just google any "job interview preparation" tutorial for tips on how to do well. Just study about the company a bit and don't be an idiot.

    Interview Questions
    • Uhhh it was retail. Asked some service industry related questions (despite me never working in the industry before) which I got wrong, but they were more looking for the problem solving process and not the correct answer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Non existent. It was retail.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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