I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online and made no effort to keep up with my application because I figured it might be overlooked (due to the high volume). Luckily, the manager called me two weeks later and asked to interview me. I was nervous and shocked that I had received an offer! The interview was structured and consisted of fairly simple questions i.e: Tell me about yourself? Why do you want to work here? What does being a Barista mean to you? and Customer service questions.
Interview Question – How would you handle a customer complaining about how horrible the coffee he just ordered was? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Be yourself! I had googled Q&A's for the interview and by the time i had the interview i had forgotten them all. This unexpected moment helped me get the job because the answers i had looked up weren't genuine enough to nearly express my personality. I answered the questions truthfully and nailed my interview.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in August 2013.
Interview Details – good perception, overall comfortable process
Interview Question – there weren't any difficult or hard questions...nothing threw me off guard Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher base pay
I applied online - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2013.
Interview Details – Called for a screening. Dm interview. Face to face. Offer. Background check.
Interview Question – Why Starbucks? Not a hard question but initially threw me off. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They gave me an offer and I accepted.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2012.
Interview Details – They ask questions that involve situations with customers at pervious jobs. Also they will offer you a drink, so get one. The interview will likely be 45 minutes or more.
Interview Question – There wasn't a difficult question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I got the job and started the next week.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – The interview was brief but thorough enough to determine if my personality/work ethic was right for the job. It called on previous work situations, how I handled them, etc. Typical interview.
Interview Question – There wasn't really a difficult or unexpected question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I wasn't able to negotiate pay. They've become quite stingy about that. They started me at $7.45. They can definitely afford to pay more than that.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2012.
Interview Details – I called into the locations nearest me, and was told to apply online. The online application is hard to locate, but after adding my application and resume I was able to secure an interview in store. The Manager was friendly, and asked lots of typical interview questions. They have a form that they use as a standard. Very positive and lots of opportunities.
Interview Question – Name a difficult situation that you've had to overcome and how you did so. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I had a stronger offer from another company.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2008.
Interview Details – From bringing in my application to getting the job it took two days. Standard application. The interview process was quick and easy. Plenty of questions on how one would handle customer situations and what one would do given specific situations. The hiring manager gave a quick run-down of what would be expected and how one would need to multitask and be able to handle certain stresses of the job.
Interview Question – Tell me about your most difficult customer experience and how you resolved the situation. Answer Question
The process took 4 days - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was very laid back. I interviewed with a disrict manager on thursday.The interview lasted about 45 minutes. Starbucks performed a bacground check on friday and made me a offer on tuesday.
Interview Question – Tell me about an associate that you have developed a promoted? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – non negotiable
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks in August 2011.
Interview Details – I started as I assume every prospective employee does by applying through Starbucks' online application. It's a standard app with a lengthy personality test. After about 5 days I received a call from one of my secondary location choices but I was happy as all the stores are close to where i live.
I was called on a monday and the manager asked If could interview wednesday so I accepted and began to read a little on glassdoor to prepare for my interview. As far as dress for the interview I decided to dress better than jeans and a collared shirt like a few others have said. I wore black slacks, a white button down dress shirt, and a nice tie. I would always recommend overdressing for an interview, you can never look too nice but you can definitely look bad. First impressions are very important!
I showed up about 15 minutes early for my 12pm interview and waited in line to ask the cashier to let the manager know I had arrived for my interview. The cashier told what I assume was a lead barista to let the manager know and he offered me a complimentary drink. You should accept the drink but I really didn't feel it was any kind of a test. He told me I could sit anywhere so I did as I waited and prepared my Triple Venti White Mocha.
The manager finally came out about 10 minutes after my 12pm interview time and greeted me. I stood up introduced my self and we made our way to a table setup for our interview. She asked me several times if my drink was good, what I ordered, and If i added anything to it.
The interview was pretty standard but lasted a good 30 minutes. some questions that were asked were:
"Why do you want to work for starbucks?"
"Describe a time when you gave bad customer service, & how did you resolve the situation?"
"Describe a time when you gave exceptional customer service?"
"What will you bring to the table if hired?"
She asked about every job that I had on my resume, why I left each job, & what I liked about each job. The manager was very friendly and towards the end of the interview decided to warn me that working at Starbucks is not easy but that it can be rewarding and that there is opportunity for advancement. We also discussed pay which in this particular store starting pay for a Barista is 8.00/Hr plus tips.
When we were done she asked me If I had any questions, I asked her 2 questions:
"What are the daily operations for a barista"
"What do you like about working at Starbucks?"
After her lengthy responses, I asked her when I could expect a call. She told me she had a few more interviews but that I would definitely get a call before 5pm on friday if not today. She asked me again If I enjoyed my drink, of course I said yes and thanked her again for the interview and the drink.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The manager let me now what the starting pay would be and explained the raises & tips. She also asked if the pay was okay since she had seen I had been paid more at my previous jobs.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2009.
Interview Details – group interview at job fair then 1:1 interview at store, a week later phone call with job offer
Interview Question – please desribe a diffuclt customer you have had in the past and how you handled it Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no nogotiations
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