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Starbucks Barista Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2017
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Barista Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Albany, NY).

Interview

I applied on the Starbucks website and selected my preferred store locations. Within a week, the manager contacted me and invited me to come to the store for an interview.

Interview Questions

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    I was 16yo when I applied. I was greeted and offered a drink. The interview was conducted in the lobby. The manager asked me questions about my experience and skills and why I applied to Starbucks.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a customer who said their drink was made wrong?   Answer Question

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Got a phone call around 3 weeks after applying if not more to schedule an in person interview. Gave the run down of the job and then was hired.
    Very informal and casual interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation in which a customer was angry with you?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Very rigid outline of questions but the manager gave a lot of space for conversation and connection. I had to apply online and then follow up with manager about an interview. She had a lot of issues with turnover so she asked me about where I saw myself in the next year.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you dealt with a rude customer.   Answer Question

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, then went into the location I applied and asked to speak to the manager. I told her that I had applied and was interested in the position and she gave me an interview date.
    I came back a few days later and had the interview.
    I thought the interview went okay, although there was a drug arrest in the middle of it, but i didn't end up getting the position

    Interview Questions

    • What's a product you're passionate about? Try to sell it to me.   Answer Question
    • Do you food service/barista experience?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you were asked to promote or sell a product you personally dislike to a customer?   Answer Question

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    There was an open house so I showed up to the designated Starbucks and waited to be seen. Waited almost 40 minutes then 1 out of 3 managers came to interview me. We went outside and talked. Took about 30 minutes and was contacted within 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Starbucks?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Suffolk, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Filled out application . I then called for an interview. Went on my interview and blurted out the mission statement and showed that I was available at any time. The manager was very impressed and told me that he would send the background check papers to my email . Still waiting on that email as we speak.

    Interview Questions


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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call about two weeks later and the guy interviewed me on the phone and invited me for another interview the next day. the interview went pretty well, they told me they'd call me back in a week and they never did.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    I met with the manager at her store. She asked me questions regarding customer service mostly. I was later asked if I would be willing to apply as a shift supervisor. I only had a small amount of experience in management, but a lot of customer service experience. She was hands-down the best manager I have ever had and she trained me very well.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a customer was not satisfied with their beverage?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview

    Easy phone interview - a woman called me midday in a seemingly busy work environment to ask me a few questions about my availability and that was about it. At that point I was already hired, but my availability did not match because I was a student and I ended up not being able to work around my schedule to work for them.

    Interview Questions


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Pros: “There's ALWAYS something to do at work, which means you never get bored. Employees, or "partners", are given a lot of freedom to have fun on the job while still remaining...”“There's ALWAYS something to do at work, which means you never get bored. Employees, or "partners", are given a lot of freedom to have fun on the job while still remaining professional. One free food item per shift and unlimited free drinks per shift, as well as a 30% discount and a free coffee bean markout per week. Great customers and great coworkers!” – Full Review

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