I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – My store has the current supervisor team interview all of the candidates. This gives the team more satisfaction in the decisions being made to make the management a unified force. The interview consisted of some pretty basic questions and was fairly simple. The intimidating part was having four other people interviewing.
Interview Question – "What will you bring to the team" Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2009.
Interview Details – Starbucks interviews are essentially behavioral based questions. You'll be asked about the first time you stepped into a Starbucks store, various customer service scenarios, and why you want the job. Speak clearly, go into details. If you answer one of the questions with two or three words, that is not good.
Interview Question – Honestly none of the questions were difficult. They were all behavioral based. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate starting salary because of previous experience I had. Instead of starting at Base pay I got base + $1.00. It never hurts to ask and negotiate.
Interviewed at Starbucks
Interview Details – Very casual and friendly. At the time I was hired the company was building more stores and needed Shift Supervisors. I interviewed w/ one Store Manager, then another and then another,,,and met with the District Manager (after being hired) at the training, which lasted six weeks.
Interview Question – "Give an example of how you satisfied a customer situation or how you exhibited good customer service?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – 1 minute! Easy.
I applied online and interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – I put in an application online and made sure to contact the store manager to show my desire for the job. I received a call from him and went in for an interview. He asked me a lot of situational questions like what I would do in certain situation.
Interview Question – He asked me what I would do if I ever saw someone (above or below me in position) doing something incorrectly. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2009.
Interview Details – Brief and casual, typical process. Training is fairly thorough but enjoyable.
Interview Question – A time you've experienced a conflict, how did you resolve it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was none. You start at minimum wage (for those with no experience) then every 3-6 are up for review which includes a raise (usually ~30-40 cents) based on performance.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – I submitted an application in person and received a call for an interview within a week. The interview was pretty short. The store manager mostly asked me questions about my availability, my customer service experience, and whether or not I liked coffee. He called me the next day and offered me the job.
Interview Question – Tell me an experience you've had where you had to deliver excellent customer service. Tell me an experience you've had when a customer was unhappy with their service. How did you resolve the problem? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in July 2009.
Interview Details –
The applications are online at their website now. The interviews are pretty standard as well. Don't look like a slob. No jeans and t-shirt. It's a business, not a local shop. I'd suggest khaki or black slacks and a black or white collared shirt, since that is the uniform that they require.
The questions are also pretty standard. They'll ask what you know about coffee and Starbucks as a company. They'll ask you why you think you'd like to work there. The key is be genuine. I've done a handful of interviews and it is quite easy to see when people are being fake.
Interview Question – They will ask you how you deal with certain ethical problems, like catching another employee stealing. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Set wages. There is no negotiations for these level jobs.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Starbucks in March 2012.
Interview Details – Shift Supervisors are typically developed internally. As a barista you typically have to complete a project and show results in order to be considered for a promotion. The shift supervisor assessment consists of behaviorally based questions. I recommend that you do a coffee tasting and bring an exotic food to pair with your coffee. This will show your evaluator that you have coffee knowledge and it is a great way to set the tone for the interview.
Interview Question –
All of the questions will start out by saying ... " tell me about a time when...."
- Know your strengths and weaknesses
- Talk about your leadership experience
- Show them that you have what it takes to achieve results
- Talk about your "legendary" customer service and how YOU influence/encourage others around you follow your customer service skills Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. You will get a raise based on your 6 month performance appraisal.
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks.
Interview Details – The hiring process is pretty easy. They ask lots of situational and STAR questions. Just make sure you're prepared with specific situations and experiences. The more specific you are the better off you are. It comes down to how well can you tell stories and hold conversations with the hiring manager.
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