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Costa Overview

Dunstable, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1971
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Food & Drink Manufacturing
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Unknown
As the UK’s favourite coffee shop, coffee is at the heart of our business. Founded in 1971 Costa has been inspiring the world to love great coffee for over 40 years, delivering great tasting, hand-crafted coffee in warm and welcoming environments in over 30 countries ... Read more

Mission: We truly believe that a hand-crafted coffee, served by a Costa Barista should be more than just a drink, it should be an experience. Our teams transform our stores into communities, ready to go the extra mile each day to put a smile on the face of every single customer ... Read more


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Best Places to Work: 2017 (#50)

Costa Reviews

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Costa Managing Director Dominic Paul
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    Current Employee - Barista Maestro in London, England
    Current Employee - Barista Maestro in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Costa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Flexible hours
    Free Coffees

    Cons

    Hard to get many hours
    Average to low pay

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Costa Photos

Costa photo of: On a hot Monday morning
Costa photo of: Joining Pride
Costa photo of: Our new food-led concept store Costa Fresco
Costa photo of: Our new food-led concept store Costa Fresco
Costa photo of: Costa Coffee, Marple (Photo thanks to Geograph user Gerald England, Some Rights Reserved)
Costa photo of: Andover - Costa Coffee (Photo thanks to Geograph user Chris Talbot, Some Rights Reserved)
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Costa Interviews

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Costa (London, England) in January 2015.

    Interview

    10 min interview, basic questions. was an instore interview with the manager.
    10 min interview, basic questions. was an instore interview with the manager.
    10 min interview, basic questions. was an instore interview with the manager.

    Interview Questions

    • do you have any experience
      why would you be good for the role   1 Answer
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