I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – Initial contact from the internal recruiter was good. Their greeting on interview day is very pleasant they welcome you with a nice gift of a coffee mug and bottled water. The office is very, very nice. The interview process is layered. You are interviewed by the partners that would be your peers. They interview you two people at a time and lasts over 3 hours. Some of the interviewers don't seem prepared and ask questions off of a personality/compatibility list of questions. Some of the same questions are asked without the previous interviewers knowing. You are not interviewed by the actual Executive that you would be supporting. Overall, redundant and confusing process.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – the interview was pretty simple, just explain what you did before this and why you want to work with us now. with prior experience, i had plenty of stories to tell.
Interview Question – no difficult questions, just be prepared to respond to behavior based interview questions. "tell me about a time when..." Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
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.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted an online application, phone call follow up, interview, and offer the next day.
Interview Question – What were you criticized for at your last job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I asked what the starting wage was, and when I found out it was $8.25, I asked for more, but there was no budging.
Very Easy Interview
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
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in September 2011.
Interview Details – one interview before hired, manager Drew was very insecure and concerned with his appearance, a young man. I noticed manager and other staff members were quickly irritated with customer requests and would gossip after customers left which was a bit distracting before (while i waited) during and after interview. First week after hired is training on how to make drinks, the system of how each store should be and the order of each task from end to finish.
Negotiation Details – not able to negotiate pay, the manager was not willing and said they only promote from with in (i applied for manager position) which he said that is his job.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in December 2010.
Interview Details – Phone Interview with recruiter; 2 interviews with 2 DM; background and employment verification checks
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you didn't know the right answer or course of action to take. Answer Question
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
Interviewed at Starbucks
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
Interview Question – Communication skills Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted application online through the Starbucks website. Received a phone call within 3 weeks to have an in-person interview. Went to the Starbucks for the interview, which took about 45 minutes. Received another phone call within a couple days to offer job, and give consent for a background check (n.b. all employees must undergo a background check).
Interview Question – Give an example of a time when a colleague was breaking company rules or protocol. What did you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation because all new baristas start at $9.00/hour.
Pros: “Flexible hours if you can work with your manager.” “Flexible hours if you can work with your manager.” – Full Review
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