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Starbucks Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Network Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Starbucks (Seattle, WA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Submitted a resume to a staffing agency. I was contacted and told the job was on hold, the was contacted about 4 weeks later. The staffing agency provided a time, along with an e-mail with instructions to contact the manager. The phone interview with department manager. The interview lasted about 25 minutes. I contacted the staffing agency afterward. No word on the position, nor offer at the end of the phone interview.

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Kenosha, WI) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online at the beginning of May, I called following up and was offered an interview for the next week. Interview was simple, offered me a drink which I accepted. Manager was nice, Interview was around 15-20 min.

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  3.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Rochester, MI) in June 2017.

    Interview

    A very pleasant and relaxed experience. I arrived 15 minutes early and was offered a complimentary drink while I waited. The store manager was coming in from another store. She was very personable and made the interview feel like a friendly conversation. Felt very laid back but professional. She hired me right on the spot and took information for the background check.

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  4.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hot Springs, AR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Starbucks (Hot Springs, AR) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Application was done online. I went into the store a few times to pass the message along and to confirm that my application was received. I was called 2 weeks later. By then, I'd found other steady employment during what would have been their busy hours. They had the courtesy to complete the interview with me despite my not being available for the hours they were hoping to fill in case they wanted to negotiate for my time. They asked only some from a longer list of questions, which appeared to be standard employment questions, but enough to get a good insight of their employees. Friendly experience. Would be glad to apply with them again.

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  5.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Phoenix, AZ) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I was called by someone at Starbucks. They introduced themselves and asked me why I wanted to work at Starbucks. After my answer he only said "thank you" and ended the call with no other information.

    Interview Questions

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  6.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Troy, MI) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The entire was very casual. My interviewer really just wanted to know what kind of person I was and my personality type. My interviewer also made sure that I was super comfortable, overall all it was kind of fun.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me about yourself.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if someone said you gave them the wrong drink, even through the drink label is correct.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Starbucks (Kirkland, WA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Super easy, basically wants to know if you can handle pressure and direct an optimal store floor. discussed the basics of what the job entailed and asked questions about potential scenarios you will face in that position.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when a barista that is your friend shows up late or does something ridiculous?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Lutherville Timonium, MD) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I called and scheduled an interview for the following week, I got there about 15 mins early and was offered a free drink (Take it and say it the barista way it makes you look good) I stood and waited and he came out after 10 mins of waiting, it was more senario based questions like what would you do and all that. He also asked a lot about times I received bad costomer service and what I would do to improve them. Overall, easy interview you just got to learn all the tricks and you should be good to go! Also you should always have a smile they are looking for perky people!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a regular you would have at your old job?   Answer Question

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Berkeley, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process took 4 weeks due to disorganization and lack of communication between managers. Overall was a pleasant experience apart from this. Following the first interview, the manager who interviewed me did a great job keeping me in the loop about the timeframe.

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Got called a week after I applied and was asked the interview questions right then and there on the phone. The manager on the phone had interviewed me before previously and he knew me so we just got straight into the interview and he sounded optimistic about giving me the job until I told him I had to go to college in 3 months which caused him to refer me to another interview a week later at another store. I went into the store and interviewed with the manager there and got asked basically the same questions and came out confident, but unfortunately it's been a month and still no call.

    Interview Questions

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