Starbucks Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Starbucks in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was a sign in the shop asking for staff and to ask someone. They said print off the application and bring it in with a CV. I did this. A few days later got a call (on a Sunday) offering to coming in for an interview the next day.
    They gave me a list of questions to rate myself on (eg. how caring would you say you are...) and then afterwards discussed these. Wasn't anything I had prepared for (Why Starbucks, why this job?, tell me a time worked in a team... etc) so it really threw me, and it was only my 3rd ever interview
    also I was REALLY nervous as I really really really wanted this job :(

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the questions on the sheet were hard as I didn't really understand some of the words in the sentences they used it eg. optimise.
      Also the interviewer had a really strong accent which I found hard to understand which didn't help
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    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Starbucks in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just 2 interviews. The first as a presentation and the second was an interview about me, my career, my previous jobs, my skills. It wasn't very easy to be honest. There also was a trial shift

    Interview Questions
    • You need at least to speak english to comunicate. it isn't easy   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nottingham, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    the first interview was a 1 to 1 and there were a few customer service based questions, there was a 2nd interview too which was a work based interview, i worked for 2 hours watching the other staff, cleaning tables and cleaning pots. and offering free samples to passers by.

    Interview Questions
    • there were a few tough questions, I cant quite remember what they were though but they were along the lines of if a colleague isnt working to the best he can what would you do   Answer Question
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stansted, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stansted, England
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • There wasn't any difficult questions, its a easy job..   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was for working as a Barista during Christmas period.

    Interview Questions
    • A sheet of paper with several sentences where you have to respond if you felt identified with them and justify why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oxford, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
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    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Birmingham, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PMO Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
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  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quinton, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quinton, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • "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!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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