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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Barista Interview

Anonymous Employee
Stansted, England

I applied online - interviewed at Starbucks in April 2013.

Interview Details After applying on-line, i got a call to be interviewed by the store manager, were i shown my CV and had a couple of questions answered. Very informal, and easy going.

Interview Question – There wasn't any difficult questions, its a easy job..   Answer Question

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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Manchester, England

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Starbucks in November 2013.

Interview Details It was for working as a Barista during Christmas period.

Interview Question – A sheet of paper with several sentences where you have to respond if you felt identified with them and justify why.   Answer Question

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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details Was very straight forward, well for me at least. No mind boggling questions.

Interview Question – Not really anything for me.   Answer Question

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Shift Supervisor Interview

Shift Supervisor
Oxford, England

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details It was all very casual, I was recommended by a friend, the manager liked me and I liked them, as we started!

Interview Question – Can't remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Barista - Starbucks
Birmingham, England

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks in August 2013.

Interview Details The first step was to go online and print off and fill in an application form from the Starbucks website and then going instore and handing it in. After 3 days I got a phone call from the manager inviting me to come for an interview. Before my interview I was given a sheet to fill in with a number of statements such as "Are you a caring person?" and "Are you a quick learner?" For each statement I had to tick whether the statement was just like me, a bit like me, or not like me at all. The two managers then sat with me in the shop and one of them went through my answers, asking for examples; the other was writing down my responses. Later that day I got a call inviting me for the final step of the selection process which I was told was two hours of sample training.

Interview Question – Are you good at taking praise from others?   Answer Question

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PMO Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in July 2011.

Interview Details One interview was held with the Portfolio Manager. He asked the usual competency based questions and also wanted to know how tenacious I could be in obtaining information from the relevant subject matter experts

Interview Question – I'm sorry I cannot remember any difficult question just now however it was a standard interview session. Just be certain to have examples ready to back up your answers   Answer Question

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Barista - Starbucks Interview

Barista - Starbucks
Quinton, West Midlands, West Midlands, England

I applied in-person and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in May 2012.

Interview Details It was my first interview ever, I found it kind of awkward! There was two girls interviewing me and I felt although I didn't meet their expectations although I answered every question quite well! They asked a lot of questions, some was like "how would you deal with an angry customer" "why do you want to work for starbucks" "are you able to be flexable" etc

Interview Question – "How would you provide top quality customer service? What lengths would you go to?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Just be yourself, when they ask "do you have any questions?" make sure you have 2/3 to ask, they enjoy talking about the company so make sure you look interested!

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Barista/Shift Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Aberdeen, Scotland

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks.

Interview Details Short interview lasting about 1 hour....then 1 hour on the job interview that followed....then you wait

Interview Question – basic customer service questions   Answer Question

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Barista Interview

Barista
London, England

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starbucks in October 2010.

Interview Details it was my first ever interview . it was a good experience

Interview Question – how can you increase the sales of starbucks?   View Answer

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Area Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Starbucks in March 2008.

Interview Details Received call,after few days was invited for an interview with a panel of five people. I was then invited to attend a selection process with a group assessment. I had to compete against a group of 10 other people and complete few assessments. Last interview with hr and regional director.

Interview Question – Time when I had to deliver a challenging message   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Wrong location and salary

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