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Starbucks Interview Questions & Reviews in Pennsylvania

Updated Aug 19, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Barista Interview

Barista
Wilkes-Barre, PA

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

Interview Details – online application, 1 on 1 interview

Interview Question – Will you stay.... We have a high turnover.......   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2010.

Interview Details – The interview was face to face in store. The manager asked me basic customer service question and placed within hypothetical situations where I was asked what I would do in a certain scenario. The whole process took somewhere around 30 minutes to an hour. Once I was hired, I was giving a tour of the shop.

Interview Question – Mostly situation related or experience related questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Shift Supervisor Interview

Shift Supervisor
Philadelphia, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2013.

Interview Details – If you're looking for a job at Starbucks, here's how to go about getting one.
1. On a Monday, around mid-day, call nearby Starbucks locations, speak to the manager, and find out if they are ring. If you apply for a store that isn't hiring, your application still gets locked to that store for about a month. Bonus points: visit in person instead of calling and chat with the manager about anything; try to learn something about the manager before you leave.
2. Apply online.
3. Follow up with a phone call the following Monday if you haven't heard anything yet.
There's usually a phone prescreening, then an interview, then job offer pending a background check, and once that clears, then you're all good to start.

Interview Question – All of the questions are along the lines of "tell me about a time when you..."   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, but I wish I had tried.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Harrisburg, PA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in July 2010.

Interview Details – Typically begins with an hour long phone interview, followed by a 1-2 hour first interview with prospecting DM, then a second 1-2 hour interview with another DM for approval. The whole process can take up to 4 weeks

Interview Question – typical interview questions, nothing worth noting   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The offer was final, no room for negotiation


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2014.

Interview Details – Lots of build up to be blown off a few times. Starbucks has a bunch of scripted questions for you. Odds are your manager will give the list to you ahead of time. You meet with various store managers and a couple district managers. Best case scenario: flip the script, ask them questions about the role.

Interview Question – None, typical crap. Do you understand a profit and loss schedule? lame stuff   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. You take it or you're totally screwing yourself over


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Philadelphia, PA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2012.

Interview Details – It was simple and direct. I had two store managers interviewing at the same time. It felt like a conversation of people getting to know one another.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details – I had a total of 3 interviews for a job in a new starbucks opening in my area. I had the first interview with the manager of a different starbucks nearby. The second interview was held with a shift manager at a local store. I was frustrated after the first two interviews because it took a week for the manager to call me back...I was getting a little impatient. Finally, that manger called me back to have a conversation with the manager of the new store opening up. We had a conversation and he hired my on the spot. I have to say I was a little discouraged after the second interview because it took them a little while to get back to me. My advice is to not over think it. Sometimes, it takes them a while to get back because there can be a ton of applicants all at once. If you felt you did well on your initial interview(s)...you'll probably also get the job! Good luck!

Interview Question – How would you act in a situation when you had a lot of customers at once?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation on pay.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Shift Supervisor Interview

Shift Supervisor
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2011.

Interview Details – Online application process. You get called in and interview with two managers a the location you applied for. The two managers explain the scope of the position and ask a series of situational questions. For example what would you do if a homeless man came in the store and began begging for money. Interview takes about an hour

Interview Question – Are you willing to clean.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offer you the position and tell you the wage and give you a start date


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Regional Recruiter Interview

Regional Recruiter
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2009.

Interview Details – Candidates should expect the same "green apron" experience for interviews that they receive as customers in the coffee shops

Interview Question – All questions will be behavioral based so be prepared to site specific examples   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Starbucks Store Manager Interview

Starbucks Store Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Starbucks in June 2010.

Interview Details – I was interviewed four times -- once at an open call; once over the phone; once with a store manager; once with a regional manager. I have never not gotten a job I applied for, but I did not get this one ... so take my review with a grain of salt. I believe that the regional manager felt threatened by me because of my education level, although I consider myself very down-to-earth. However, she was younger than I am and I think more inexperienced.

Interview Question – None. the usual retail questions.   Answer Question

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