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Barista interviews at Starbucks

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

Interview experience

Based on 2,586 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,562 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 2,350 interviews
About a day or two

Barista 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
46%
About a week
34%
About two weeks
14%
About a month
4%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
80%
Phone call/screening
29%
Problem solving exercises
14%
Background check
9%
Group interview
8%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

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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Barista interview questions at Starbucks

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • what my availability was like, examples of times where I problem solved.
    Shared on 20 February 2022 - Barista - Alberta
  • Customer service experience
    Shared on 1 March 2019 - Cashier/Barista - Mississauga, ON
  • People skills, time-management, positiveness, passion for people. They are a very people based company so if your not a people person this would not work for you
    Shared on 25 July 2018 - Starbucks Barista - Abbotsford, BC

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Barista interview tips at Starbucks

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)53%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)33%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Formal (business suit)4%
  • 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
  • Prepare basic interview questions/senarios. Find examples from past job/life experience.
    Shared on 12 January 2023 - Barista and Cashier - Dieppe, NB
  • Be yourself!
    Shared on 12 December 2022 - Barista/Supervisor - San Diego, CA

The first interview at Starbucks for Barista

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Employee referral19%
  • Walk-In18%
  • Other online job site17%
  • Other14%

How candidates received their first interview at Starbucks

  • I undergo Evaluation Screening via phone and personal, initial interview at assigned branches with Coffee Shop Manager, final interview with the District Manager who handling that branches, and underg…
    Shared on 16 March 2021 - BARISTA - Philippines
  • I applied online and got called in for a interview and then I was hired on the spot . And begin my Starbucks journey as a barista .
    Shared on 18 November 2020 - BARISTA - 247 King Street North
  • I applied online
    Shared on 24 February 2019 - Starbucks Barista - Edmonton, AB
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