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Updated 24 Feb 2015
Updated 24 Feb 2015
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    It was mainly a reflection on past customer services experience. They would try to find out whether you were capable of serving customers in an excellent manner, which I was able to prove.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time you had to deal with a difficult position   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very relaxed interview. Mainly questions asking about past experiences which relate to the field. Also a few competency questions, such as 'a time when you've worked in a team'. Would not worry too much about this phase, just be friendly and let your personality shine through. The main factor that they look for is how good your social skills are.

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  3.  

    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

    A 30 minute interview asking you questions about why you like starbucks and what would you do in a type of situation that has this or that problem. They care about customer service a lot so you need to say you love talking to customers and making them smile. The customer always comes first.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 daysinterviewed 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
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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 a weekinterviewed 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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    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+ weekinterviewed 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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    Barista/Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Starbucks.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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