Starbucks Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Updated Jul 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Olney, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olney, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    It took me 3 years to be promoted to Assistant manager. failed 3 interviews by 6 different district managers who don't know your worth ethic or you. very nerve wracking. Once i got to assistant the training is short and horrible. I did not get to finish training i don't think. I was a manager with my own store for over a year and got a DM who failed my on my last interview and had to come back and tell me I was promoted after a "round table discussion". After this she had a vendetta. Never had write ups before this and she gave me 3 over a 6 month period and was terminated. I wrote howard shultz a letter and partner resources contacted me back. not Howard. I tried to fight for my job but even though I was there 7 years and believe I was wrongfully terminated they didn't care. I now have to find a new career at age 37. The interview process is ridiculous. Good luck if you want anything quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the interview questions they make difficult. They want to hear how you got out of a tough situation. You may not have had one so you have to make up a situation just to answer the question. My store manager had to coach me on how to answer the questions with the "Starbuck's Lingo". Pretty ridiculous. If you thought you answered the questions perfectly. you didn't! You probably failed. They do not pass anyone on their first interview! remember "It's JUST coffee!"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied throughout the webpage and the process was smoothly. I was interview by the store manager. At the beginning of the process, she called me and made me some questions related to my personal information and why I applied to Starbucks. We made an appointment and 3 days later we had a face to face interview, which run smoothly. She was very friendly, we introduce each other and made some behavioral questions: Tell me a time when you had a problem with a customer and what did you do? A time when you had a problem with a partner and what did you do to solve it? what did you do when you realized that one of your partners was doing a task wrong? If you have a lot of customers, how do you take their orders?? A time when you felt overwhelm of work, What did you do?. A week later I had other interview with another store manager; she was also very friendly and made me some other behavioral questions. Finally, I got a call 5 days later confirming that I was accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult question, If you haven't experienced the situation implied in a question, you should be sincere and tell your interviewer this; however, the best answer is to tell him how you would react if you experience that situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The questions are fairly simple. You need to demonstrate energy and enthusiasm. You sit and meet different regional managers and do group questions in one of the locations.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked you about a time when you faced a challenge in a previous job where you had to tell on a coworker. How did you handle it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation but there is room for growth.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waldorf, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waldorf, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Starbucks in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, followed up by popping by the store to see if they got my application, waited for interview appointment call. Within a few days, I had a one-to-one Interview appointment, which was short and to the point. The store was busy at the time. Everyone seemed friendly that was working there so I took the offer to start work. :)

    Interview Questions
    • Asked how would I respond to impatient or grumpy customers, to see if I was customer service centered or if I'd let my temper or ego show. I said the customer is always right and smiled.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating about hourly wage. Be flexible on hours as much as possible but definitely say if you have any restricted availablility (for a good reason like when you're in class or if you have another committment/job).
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Springfield, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very well organized interview process. It was very thorough and consisted of very great questionnaires.

    Interview Questions
    • If I had ever had a problem with a coworker and what I did to deal with and try resolving it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Starbucks in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    the process took atleast an hour. i was interviewed by 2 managers.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing really, all are basic questions about working exp. and stuff, they also ask about previous experiences and how i deal with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process is great but once you hit the training there is no body en charge to train you and all is about the DM likes you or not. Need very cultural and business paradigm shift. They may have 21000 stores today but no guarantee for tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • Expired foods are encouraed to be sold after two days (breakfast sandwichs, ice coffee are very expired more than ten hours, cleanliness is is a concern for two times a year till they pass a QASA assesments ... etc   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    nothing to this company
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    General what would you do questions read off a paper. Questions seemed very computerized and cookie cutter.Also the questions seemed very Manager did not seem to happy and did not bother to ask any questions about me or my work history. Overall you could tell that not even the employees wanted to be there.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burke, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burke, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and set up an interview date over the phone. Gave a short 15 minute interview and set up another date for training through a computer and signing papers and going over company policy and information. Went through a second training after that, both of which I was paid for.

    Interview Questions
    • If it was a customers birthday, name three things you would recommend them to buy.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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