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Starbucks Barista Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2013.

Interview Details – I was a regular customer so they knew who I was. I applied online and then went to the store expressing I had an interest in working there. They interviewed and hired me on the spot. Interview was very laid back and easy going. Felt more like a conversation between two friends.

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Alpharetta, GA

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2010.

Interview Details – I submitted an application and a few days later I received a call to schedule an interview. I came into the interview, then was asked a series of questions including like: Have you any barista experience, Do you like coffee and why? etc. then I was offered a position contingent that my criminal history was clean for 8 an hour.

Interview Question – There were no difficult/unexpected questions: Give an example of a time where you were stressed out at work/ if you saw someone stealing, what would you do/ etc.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details – got a call back immediately, interview was the following week got a call back very quickly

Interview Question – asking me about how I failed at a customer service interaction   Answer Question

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Interview Details – I went in and was a bit nervous but they were so laid back, my nerves settled quickly. Lots of combinations to learn. Great benefits. Great new food line coming soon. Went very well. Personable staff, great environment. Phone then in person

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Pataskala, OH

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2014.

Interview Details – I filled out an application online, and within the next day I had gotten a call from a starbucks wishing to have a sit down with me. We set up an interview for that following Friday. At the interview, I actually wasnt asked very many questions. She asked me about my work experience (Which was next to nothing), what interested me about the company and then she asked me to describe myself. Very straight forward. After the interview she basically told me that the job was mine and that all that there was left to do was a background check. So a few days later she calls me and tells me that my background check cleared and that I was in.

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San Antonio, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process is very basic, and very easy. Managers initially look at your resume and application in great detail, and determine that as to whether or not you get an interview. As soon as you enter and state you arrived for an interview, they offer you a free beverage. It's always a plus to have your Food Safety Certification, they look at that. I was asked why I wanted to work for Starbucks, A difficult time with a customer, Learning skills... Say you have open availability!!!!!!!! This is the number one reason why you would have gotten turned away from the interview. If your availability is open, and you have a vibrant personality, you'll get the job

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Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2014.

Interview Details – Interview went great...so I thought. I am 45 yrs old. I have a 2yr degree. I can believe I was past on for a part time position. Is it my age?

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Kailua, HI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2010.

Interview Details – I received a call and was interviewd the next day.

Interview Question – No difficult questions just mainly common sense.   Answer Question

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Charlottesville, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in September 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, and was immediately (20 minutes) called by the assistant manager of the store. We scheduled an individual, in person interview. She was very friendly during the interview, although I'm sure this is an individual thing. After that interview she asked me to come in for a second interview with the store manager. We arranged that, and after the second interview I was offered the job. The questions were mostly about my prior experience in work environments and my attitude and ability to learn new things. It was very casual and laid back.

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Anonymous Employee
Merritt Island, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2011.

Interview Details – Depending upon the manager, but usually the hiring and interview process is short, brief, and very responsive. The manager calls you promptly after you've put in an application and it's been on the website for a short number of days. You dress nicely for when the interview is scheduled and should you perform well during it then you basically have the job.

Interview Question – "When you look behind the line, where do you see yourself? On register greeting customers, on drive thru breaking speed records, or perhaps on bar crafting each drink accurately according to the customer's instructions?"   Answer Question

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