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Interviews at Starbucks

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

Interview experience

Based on 4,246 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 4,127 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 3,792 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Starbucks

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

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
Problem solving exercises
Background check
Group interview
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Starbucks

  • Laid back and simple
    Shared on 26 January 2023 - Coffee maker - Ottawa, ON
  • Good i like the customer serivce there they are sweet people .
    Shared on 8 September 2022 - Barista - Online
  • Casual talking in the store while having free caramel macchiato. can get hired in the spot if you’re not stupid.
    Shared on 20 June 2022 - Starbucks Barista - Vancouver, BC
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Interview questions at Starbucks

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Why do you want to work for us?What are your hours like?Do you like to work early mornings?How do you deal with complaints from customers?
    Shared on 14 June 2022 - Barista/Cashier/Customer Service - New Westminster, BC
  • How do you handle busy/stressful situations? How do you handle an angry customer? What was a time you went above and beyond for a customer? Why do you want to work for Starbucks?
    Shared on 31 March 2022
  • what my availability was like, examples of times where I problem solved.
    Shared on 20 February 2022 - Barista - Alberta

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Interview tips at Starbucks

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)56%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)30%
  • They didn’t have a dress code7%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Starbucks

  • Come off as confident and show determination to work hard and exceed customer service expectations
    Shared on 24 January 2023 - Starbucks Barista - Pickering, ON
  • Great Company to go further up
    Shared on 21 January 2023 - Supervisor
  • Prepare basic interview questions/senarios. Find examples from past job/life experience.
    Shared on 12 January 2023 - Barista and Cashier - Dieppe, NB

The first interview at Starbucks

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Employee referral19%
  • Walk-In17%
  • Other online job site16%
  • Other14%

How candidates received their first interview at Starbucks

  • En personne
    Shared on 30 March 2022 - Chef de quart - Laval, QC
  • first interview phone screening.
    Shared on 21 March 2022 - Shift Supervisor - British Columbia
  • I applied online and three days later I emailed the manager to follow up on my application, half an hour after sending the email she emailed me back asking for an interview two days from then.
    Shared on 31 August 2021

Common questions about interviews at Starbucks

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