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Starbucks Barista Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2017
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Barista Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview

After filling out online application. They will show you a list of Starbucks that are hiring about 10. WRITE EVERY STORE NUMBER DOWN!!!!!!!!! Then, CALL EVERYONE OF THEM!
Read this 2 minutes script.

"Hi, My name is ________, can I speak to your hiring manager please." If the hiring manager is not there, find out what their name is and what day and time they will be available. Find out the name of the person you are talking to and write their name down as well and thank them for their time. Then, call back when the hiring manager will be available.

If the manager is there.
"Hi, my name is ___________, I saw online that your store was hiring and I was wondering If I could stop by for no more then two minutes, to drop off my resume and cover letter. When your free of course, this way you can get a feel for me vs just seeing my name on a piece of paper."

Two things will happen, either they will state they are no longer hiring, in which case, you ask them if they know of any other stores that are hiring and what is that managers name. Thank them for their time then, repeat the script with that store.

Or they will give you a time and a day. (Mines offered to meet the next hour.) Prep A resume and a cover letter, dress up as best as you can. I wore a shirt and tie. Go in. be positive, show them you want to learn, and be honest. I told them I didnt drink much coffee, but there is a lot of coffee history they' will teach you if you ask. For fun, ask them about the black apron.

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No negotiations.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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    They asked questions about my experience in hospitality and working under pressure. I felt they were asking in regards to see how competent or knowledgeable I was. I had little experience working with that.

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    It was very straightforward, they ask you about the company and the values you have and why you want to work there, if you read up any information on the website you will have a higher chance of receiving the job.

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    • Why do you think you'd be a good fit for Starbucks?   1 Answer

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    The Manager said he would call me the next week to let me know whether I got the job. He never called back! Very unprofessional and immature. HR needs to train mngrs.

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call from the store manager a few days later. I had a phone interview and then an in-person interview. I was offered the job later that week.

    Interview Questions


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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks (Myrtle Beach, SC).

    Interview

    I sat and waited for the manger in the small dining area. Then the manager came over talked to me and invited me to orientation. I said yes and two years later I'm stilll a barista!!

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Good they were very friendly, only one interview got job in the spot very cool boss very cool place cool cool cool cool cool just be yourself. Friendly outgoing personality a plus

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks (New York, NY) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It's best to visit each store you've applied to and give them your resume because applying online isn't enough. The hiring managers may take awhile to get back to you.

    With my first interview I had visited the store, got a free drink and was asked questions about myself. They want upbeat, energetic and organized people, this was my first job and it really surprised me as to how easy the process was.

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Myers, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Starbucks (Fort Myers, FL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Was a very casual interview done in the open seating area of the Starbucks. Was offered a drink before the interview. Don't forget to let one of the staff know that you are there for an interview, otherwise the manager will continue on with their day.

    Interview Questions


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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Greenville, SC) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The first interview was pretty standard in length and difficulty and at the end I was asked to go to a second interview at another location. The second interview basically went over pay, hours, etc.

    Interview Questions

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