Second Cup
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Interviews at Second Cup

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Second Cup.

Interview experience

Based on 202 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 195 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 167 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Second Cup

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Background check
Least reported steps
Written test
Take-home/sample work
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Second Cup

  • Depends on if they like you or need you.not very professional
    Shared on 22 August 2018 - Barista - Toronto, ON
  • Simple and easy i received it through YES employment Centre. I did not receive a lot of hours at second cup I did enjoy the summer experience.
    Shared on 8 February 2018 - Barista/ Downtown T.O. / Summer Seasonal - Toronto, ON
  • Varies from location to location. Some are more scrutinous while others are so desperate to fill positions that you can get hired at "hello".
    Shared on 11 December 2017 - Barista & Sales Associate - Toronto, ON
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Interview questions at Second Cup

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Responsibllity of every customer to suggest more than items will taken
    Shared on 12 March 2019
  • Simple questions about work experience, ability to learn different recipes, and work hours available. You must be flexible for different hours.
    Shared on 17 January 2019 - BARISTA - Toronto, ON
  • It has been almost too long to remember, but basically how you sell things and your service experience and personality.
    Shared on 19 July 2018 - Barista, Shift Manager - Toronto, ON

Interview tips at Second Cup

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)44%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code18%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Second Cup

  • Be bubbly that's all
    Shared on 28 August 2021 - Barista - Toronto, ON
  • Make sure the location you're interviewing is a corporate location.
    Shared on 15 April 2021 - Barista - Richmond Hill, ON

The first interview at Second Cup

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed32%
  • Walk-In17%
  • Employee referral15%
  • Paper application12%
  • Other12%

How candidates received their first interview at Second Cup

  • The interview was in person at the store.
    Shared on 17 June 2021 - Barista and Cashier - Toronto, ON
  • I walked in a helped a customer buy their food and the owner saw my potential and offered to hire me
    Shared on 4 October 2020 - Barista and Cashier - Markham, ON
  • I walked into the cafe and asked to drop off a resume
    Shared on 25 August 2019 - Supervisor - Ottawa, ON
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