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Starbucks Barista Interview Questions

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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Barista Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Starbucks in October 2014.

Interview Details

I filled out a application online about 1 week later they called me asking for a interview in one of their locations. Went to the interview she asked pretty basic questions, why Starbucks, tell me about yourself, and past experiences if you had other jobs. You also get a free drink. I suggest you take it. After that she immediately asked for a second interview at another location with a different manager the next day. I said yes and when I went to that location the interview was shorter basic questions again & then later on in the day he called offering me the job.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
Be friendly and smile a lot.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application online and was contacted the next week. I did a short phone interview, answering questions like, "Have you ever had a difficult situation? How did you get through it?" I answered the questions as best I could and was told that my manager would like to set up an in person interview the next week. At the in person interview there were two store managers, the one I spoke with previously and the second from another Starbucks. They asked me questions similar to my phone interview questions and I think I did pretty well. After three days I got a phone call letting me know that they would like to hire me, and are running my background check. My background check took 2 weeks to go through but I was scheduled for training as soon as it did.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Everything was great. I was given a behavioral interview and hired within a couple of days. Shortly after my interview, I was introduced to everyone, and was on the floor shortly after hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you were new at a job, and what did you do to break the ice with your co-workers?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    I dropped my application off to a barista behind the counter, and got a call to schedule an interview a few days after! I felt very comfortable talking to the barista to whom I dropped my application off to, and also felt very welcomed when I walked into my interview later on that week! A shift supervisor interviewed me, and I got hired soon after!

    Interview Questions
    • There were a lot of situational/ response type of questions, but I always find that honesty is the best policy!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Received a call about a week or two after I first applied. Short phone interview, just asked about my availability, nothing complicated it was more like a casual conversation. Scheduled a face to face interview at the location, was offered a drink while I waited. She explained the benefits and dress code, as well as what I would be doing if I got the job. Pretty simple, I wasn't really asked many questions, it was mostly just her talking. She was very friendly and the interview itself was very casual. At the end she said she would call within the next couple of days with an answer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Fairly casual. Got a free drink beforehand. I just sat with the manager and went over my resume and work experience. It was more of a friendly conversation than a Q&A format. I would've accepted the job but they were looking for people to work for the next 6 months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Put in my application for Barista online (was listed as "full-time"). The a call about a week later from the manager. He conducted a small interview, asking my why I was interested in Starbucks and what my schedule was. He then asked me to come in the following week for an interview. I met with him inside Starbucks in the cafe and he basically read the questions off of the papers he had. He informed me he needed someone part-time. The questions are basically to test your character and get an idea of how you act in the workplace, "What was a time you went above and beyond for Customer Service?" "When was a time a co-worker was not following company policy, what did you do?" "How would you deal with a co-worker you didn't get along with?"

    Got a call a few days later saying he went with another candidate which was fine since I was looking for a full-time position anyway.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time a co-worker was not following company policy, what did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online for about four locations and a week later i got a call back. They lady asked me a couple questions nothing too hard but being it was my first call back and i was extremely nervous, of course i didn't get the interview. "Well there's other applicants we're looking at, i'll call you if anything comes up"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online to 5 locations. Got a call back from the manager the same day. Scheduled an interview for 2 days after, although she called to move interview to a different store. Interview was standard Q&A like "Why Starbucks?" etc. It was fairly casual, the manager seemed to respond positively when I talked about my past experiences. She sold it well without any fanatical zeal, so I enjoyed talking with her.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I don't have much work experience, she wanted me to talk about my volunteering experience (I'm a predental student). Not difficult however.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    filled out application online and got a call two weeks later to come in for an interview. When I checked in with Barista, I was offered a drink while I waited for the manager. She told me that she just wanted to know a little about me then she would read me some questions and tell me about the company. Just basic questions like where are you from, why are you interested in this position at Starbucks, etc. Then she went through the standard interview questions like "how do you handle projects and your time" "do you work well in teams?" "what would you do if you saw an employee ding something wrong"

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had a problem/disagreement with a manager or professor, and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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