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Starbucks Starbucks Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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Starbucks Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Starbucks in December 2014.

Interview Details

Very smoothly. Phone interviews and a in-person interview. Once the initial call took place everything moved at a fairly quick pace. The recruiter was very friendly. In-person interview took place at a random Starbucks and you get a free drink. The managers seemed casual and didnt make you feel uncomfortable.

Interview Questions
  • No really big surprise questions. Mainly asked about your previous experiences and how you reacted to situations.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Starbucks in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The job try out i a little confuse, the questions are very tricky.. The rest of the process is very professional, the company standard are very high and they are looking people with no fair to changes

    Interview Questions
    • The example the custumer is mad for son kid in the store.. what will you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Starbucks in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied by sending in a resume to a recruiter. They had a poster up in one of they're stores. I received an email back the same day. Set up a phone interview for a week later. Interview lasted about 15 minutes on the phone. The recruiter asked about my previous employment and then if I had knowledge of P&L statements. After the call I was sent emails to apply for the actual position then take a virtual job tour.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have experience with P&L statements?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I took their first offer. Starbucks pay is very competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    I had a very easy telephone interview with a recruiter. This was followed by a an in-person interview with two district managers who were both new to their roles. I was surprised by some of the questions, which seemed random and not related to the position I was being considered for. Despite this, I was offered the job the very next day.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the interviewers asked me: "There have been many changes at Starbucks over the years, and there are many challenges today for store managers." What challenges do you anticipate as a store manager? There were no examples of the changes or challenges given. He expected me to know what challenges face their managers.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Store Manager Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very organized, structured and detailed hiring process. Behavioral based questions asked during interview in which they made sure to make you feel comfortable talking. There is a lot of smoke and mirrors promises as they review the benefits and goal package compensation.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Training program is old and not focused on the individual. It is more a check the block system with most the learning trail and error on the job.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  6.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Used a referral to get the initial interview with a recruiter; she was great and very upfront; spoke for over an hour; she then set up second interview with District Manager (they were very accomodating and fast tracked the interview) as I was leaving on a family trip for a week in a few days; District Manager was great; cordial and talkative; proposed a couple of hypothetical scenarios that required me to respond with a real life example etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were required to deal with a difficult customer and how you handled that situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    I only had one interview and it went pretty quick. The reason being is I developed within the company and moved up the ranks. Here's what it came down to: I knew the lingo, I knew the store that I worked at like the back of my hand, and I had awesome leadership to guide me in that direction

    Interview Questions
    • Most interesting question was: If you were asked to deploy, would you? (Seeing as I'm in the military reserves)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It was completely up to coporate
    Accepted Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Submit application and resume on line
    Recruiter will make contact
    Recruiter does phone interview
    District manager phone interview
    District managers do in person interview
    Recruiter does background check and verifies references
    Recruiter does job offer, mails out offer packet

    Interview Questions
    • Give a specific example of how you demonstrated your problem solving abilities during a confrontation with a difficult customer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview that lasted 20 minutes. My first interview for Store manager was in front of two District Managers. That lasted over an hour. I received an email salary offer a few days later followed up by a phone call confirming the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were trying to change the behavior of your store so that every partner would now consistently sell the very profitable blueberry scones, how would you do it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Starbucks Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward, interviewed by multiple managers.

    Interview Questions
    • It was pretty typical interview, no surprises or difficult questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was nothing to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer

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