I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – they make a lot of promises, show you books to learn from that there is little time to actually use. The regaular employess get mad bc they HAVE to train you and pick up your slack as you fight or flight to get by or quit.
Negotiation Details – I took a job based on the reputation of a company people like the ones who took over that store ran into the ground day by day. very sad. I would have worked my way up and stayed with them a long time otherwise.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.
Interview Details – My interview was pretty informal, most concerning my availability. My second interview had a lot more to do with why I applied and what I would like to get out of the company.
Interview Question – How would you handle a challenging customer situation? Answer Question
I interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.
Interview Details – It was fun to talk to the store manager and exchange views about your experiences and how you can cope with situations in life and inform her about your views on events in your life.
Interview Question – The salary was non negociable Answer Question
Interviewed at Starbucks
Interview Details – You will fill out an application onilne and you can select a certain number of stores and locations to apply to. Within a few days, a manager will contact you by phone. You will set up an interview with him or her to have at the store at a later date. The interview will take place in the cafe of the store. The barista on duty or the manager will ask you if you would like a drink. You can say yes or no, they won't judge you. During the interview, the manager will ask you a lot of behavioral questions such as "tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult individual or have a difficult conversation". The interview lasts about 30 minutes. The manager usually says that he or she will contact you. You will then get a call if you get the job and they will tell you what they can offer you.
Interview Question – All the questions asked are behavior questions. They want to know how you react in certain situations and how you respond. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not attempt to negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online one night for 5 different locations. The next day got a call asking me to come in for an interview the following day. Went in for interview, got a free drink, made conversation with the other employees, interview went great and was offered the job on the spot.
Interview Question – Name a time you had to make a difficult decision at a previous job and how you ultimiately made a decision about the situation. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.
Interview Details – Brief phone interview followed by brief in person interview.
Interview Question – Not very difficult and I didn't find anything to be unexpected. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied for a number of stores in my area online. About a week and a half later, I received a call from one of the store managers, she said she would like to interview me, she asked me to come in the next day. I dressed business professional and brought in a copy of my resume. When I arrived I was offered a beverage (which I politely declined) and she asked me to go find a table while she got her stuff. I waited at the table about 10 minutes and then the manager came over and began the interview. She began by asking me to describe myself and my background. I discussed my educational background and my current academic program and briefly summarized some of my work history. She then asked me why I wanted to work at Starbucks. After that, she asked me several other situational type questions including telling a time when I knew someone I worked with was doing something wrong.
At the end of the interview she told me about the benefits to being a Starbucks partner. As a part-time employee you get free partner drinks while working, 30% off when not working, you're offered medical, dental, and vision insurance, a free pound of coffee, tea, or Via a week, and after a year you're given stock in the company.
After going over benefits, she told me about the uniform; any collared white or black shirt, with kaki or black pants, and leather shoes. Hair must be pulled up, and no nail polish (for Health Code reasons.) If you would like to wear a sweater, fleece, or hoodie, it must be the same color as the collared shirt you are wearing.
After this, she asked me if I had any questions, and told me that the next step was to meet with the store manage from a different store in the area. She asked me about my availability and told me she would call me in the next few days to let me know when that interview was.
At my second interview, I was once again greeted and asked if I would like a beverage. Then the store manager came over to my table and introduced herself. She said the second interview was very informal, and was part of the procedure to make sure that any new hires are good candidates, as Starbucks has very low turnover. She asked me about myself, and why I wanted to work at Starbucks. We chatted about related issues for awhile and the she asked if I had any other questions. She told me the next step was a background check.
After my background check went through, I was called by the original store manager, she told me my background check had come back ok, and that the second store manager loved me. She offered me a job, and asked me to come in the next day to do my new hire paperwork and go over the training program.
Interview Question – The most difficult question I was asked was what specific things did I do at my most recent job to get to know the people I was working with. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not attempt to negotiate. I was told starting pay was $8.65/an hour (plus weekly tips,) and in 6 months you get an automatic $0.60 raise.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.
Interview Details – When you have your interview and the manager or district manager feel as if you would be an adequate addition to our team, you are hired and are called in for "first impressions." First impressions consists of a coffee tasting and a rough idea of our recipes, products that we offer, values that we accompany, and some history on Starbucks as a company (and what we're moving towards).
Interview Question – What do you know about coffee? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. It was "we pay minimum wage, but you get tips every week which usually add $2.00 an hour to your pay in cash, a pound of coffee per week to do with as you please and great benefits plus stock options. Which I was okay with to start, but being here so long I'd hope to make more financially by now.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied online and selected about 5 stores that I wanted to work at. A few days later, I got a voice mail message from one of the stores asking me to set up an interview date. I didn't get to hear the person's name clearly in the voice mail so I couldn't address them properly when I called back. Anyway, I called back and we set up an interview for a few days later.
A few days later, I went to the interview. I was offered a drink to which I accepted. As my drink was being made, the interviewer started asking me questions about why I wanted to work at Starbucks and what I planned to do with my college degree.
We sat down at one of the tables in the store. As the interviewer sat down, they made small chit chat with a customer sitting next to us. Then, the interviewer looked at my application and asked me questions which included:
Tell me about a time when you helped someone out.
Tell me about a time when a customer was unhappy and describe how you handled it.
What is your availability?
That's all I remember.
The interviewer ultimately told me that they didn't want to hire someone who would just work for a short while and then quit when another opportunity came up, so I got the feeling that I was overqualified for the job and they saw me as someone who would quit after I found another job that was "better" than a Starbucks Barista. :(
In the end, I was told that I was interviewed because they recently hired 2 people who weren't moving very quickly in the training process so wanted someone as a back-up. The interviewer sipped their drink during the interview but I didn't really drink mine because I didn't feel like drinking while I was talking.
I was told that I would receive a call in a week and if I didn't hear back from them in a week, then I can go ahead and give them a call. I never received their call 1 week after the interview and I didn't call them back.
Interview tip: don't share goals that may seem too-ambitious with the interviewer as an effort to impress them because they'll think you'll want to move on after a few months or so and not want to hire you.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Starbucks? Answer Question
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