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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
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 4,127 interviews
Medium

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
44%
About a week
34%
About two weeks
14%
About a month
6%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
80%
Phone call/screening
35%
Problem solving exercises
15%
Background check
11%
Group interview
8%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Starbucks

  • Good i like the customer serivce there they are sweet people .
    Shared on 8 September 2022 - Barista - Online
  • Yes they do so they can get the Right person for the job
    Shared on 9 October 2018
  • Very friendly and welcoming to the there customers, outgoing
    Shared on 28 February 2018
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Interview questions at Starbucks

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 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
  • Customer service experience
    Shared on 1 March 2019 - Cashier/Barista - Mississauga, ON
  • Why do you want to work at Starbucks?
    Shared on 11 August 2018 - Store Manager, Manager Coach Mentor - St. Albert, AB

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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

  • Smile a lot and be yourself and learn about their mission statement
    Shared on 19 November 2022 - Shift Manager - Etobicoke, ON
  • Just be natural
    Shared on 9 November 2022 - Barista - Peterborough, ON
  • Experience an asset.
    Shared on 7 November 2022 - Shift Supervisor - Halifax, NS

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

  • 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
  • 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
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