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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2014.
Interview Details – A teacher suggested my name, as he was a friend of the manager. Within a week, she wrote him, telling him that I should complete an online application. I submitted the application in late January of 2014. About mid-February I was contacted by the manager, requesting a one-on-one interview. She was very laid back and relaxed. Asked few personal questions, and focused more on informing of how my schedule would look, what the employee dress code and benefits were, etc.
Interview Question – If you were put in a situation in which a fellow employee weren't doing their work, how would you respond? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2014.
Interview Details – I submitted my application online, and received an email about 4 weeks later asking me to come to their "job fair" anytime between 10-2PM the next week. The job fair was at a local starbucks, and basically a bunch of candidates showed up and there were several store manager who were there interviewing candidates for positions. I interviewed with a store manager, and was told I would get a call within the next week telling me whether I got a second interview. Exactly one week later, I got a call for a second interview. I scheduled the interview for the next morning, where I spoke with a different store manager. It was a quick interview - only 10 minutes. He asked me to tell me about myself, why I want to work at starbucks, and confirmed my availabilities. He said that he already liked my experience and application based on my first interview, and the second interview was just to make sure that I would be a good fit for the store. I think he wanted to make sure I'll be available to work and can stay for a long time. At the end of the interview, he said "It looks like you're a good fit, so we'll run the background check, which takes anywhere from half an hour to one week, and then we can start your training".
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Starbucks? View Answer
Negotiation Details – He said the starting pay rate is 8.00, and I said ok. I recommend negotiating upwards, and I should have done so myself.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – Phone interview with Area Recruiter. In person interview with 2 District managers -both were in the room at the same time.
It lasted for about an hour.
Not too intense, regular interview with behavioral questions and specific examples.
They won't probe you for more information if they are looking for more-so be ready to read their expressions and respond accordingly.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a job expectation-what happened, how did you overcome that, and what did it look like later when you met that expectation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Zero negotiation. Tried and was denied.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and received an email a week later if I was still interested in applying for Starbucks and a few other details about the interview. I responded back to the email the same day. I got a call from the store manager manager Monday afternoon.
On interview day, I wore business casual. I got there 30 minutes early and informed someone that I was there. They offered me a drink but I didn't take it because I was sick. The store manager met me exactly on time. It was a nice and chill interview. She asked why did I want to work at Starbucks and how I would deal with a customer who was having a bad day and took it out on me. Those were the only two basic questions that I answered.
The rest of the interview was about my availability and availability during holidays. We briefly went over my resume. I asked a few questions. She said the latest she would let me know her decision was Monday.
Monday she let me know she wanted me to join the team.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Never talked about negotiation yet.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2010.
Interview Details – Behavioral Interviewing.
Interview Question – Just to be very detailed when answering questions... Things that you have actually worked through. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks in March 2011.
Interview Details – They will ask you questions about previous experience in customer service, instances where you took control of a situation, what your specific skills are, etc.
Interview Question – How would you handle an upset customer Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2012.
Interview Details – 2 interviews. All standard stuff.
Interview Question – What would you do if a customer complained about something that was really good. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – non-existent
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks in August 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was very relaxed and my interviewers made it very easy and comfortable. I was offered a beverage and then sat down to begin the interview. They started with the regular questions, mostly to gauge my integrity and moral values. The part that made me feel appreciated was that whenever I was asked a question about myself, they became genuinely interested in my personal background and getting to know me as a person and not just another employee. Overall they made me feel important even before I was hired.
Interview Question – The most difficult question is always one that asks about your weaknesses or an experience where you were in the wrong. When I was asked, I gave my most honest answer and was respected for it. I was not judged, but instead they confided in me their mistakes as well so we could share the humiliation as a group and not as two interviewers singling out a potential employee. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2011.
Interview Details – The process includes a basic application and interview by either the store manager or an assistant manager - and sometimes a district manager is present.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a customer situation that you were able to turn around for the good. View Answer
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in March 2012.
Interview Details – Very laid back interview. Offer you a free drink and tell you to relax while you wait for the fellow interviewers to arrive. I wasnt a fan of the group interview process but the up side was when the other interviewers were answering a question i had more time to think of an answer. Mostly situational questions abou past customer service experience. Ex. How do you form unique relationships with your co workers?
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