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Interviews at Starbucks

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Starbucks.
Interview experience
Based on 101 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 100 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 95 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Starbucks

Overview experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 6.

Interview process length
About a day or two
53%
About a week
35%
About two weeks
8%
About a month
2%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
55%
Phone call/screening
23%
Background check
19%
Other
16%
Problem solving exercises
15%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
1%
They have no interview
1%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Starbucks

  • Depends with the manager who interview you. Basically bring your resume and walk in.
    Shared on 24 June 2018 - Barista - Kuala Lumpur
  • U need answer a bit question a lot about customer service and about coffee and history coffee what we know about starbucks
    Shared on 25 October 2017 - Shift supervisor - Uptown damansara
  • The process is very easy, just wait for the Store Manger to approve
    Be yourself be positive.
    Shared on 22 August 2017 - Assistant Store Manager - Kuala Lumpur

Interview questions at Starbucks

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 1-About how to handle customers?
    2-How to complete the task on time given?

    3-story and understanding
    Shared on 24 October 2018 - Shift Manager/Store Retail Management - Sunway pyramid
  • Will you be able to multi-task
    Shared on 26 July 2018 - Barista - Malaysia
  • Well, they most certain ask how would we describe ourselves. What do we look for at Starbucks. About job responsibilities.
    Shared on 28 June 2018 - Barista - Malaysia

Interview tips at Starbucks

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)36%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)24%
  • Formal (business suit)20%
  • They didn’t have a dress code16%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Starbucks

  • Passion in coffee and customer service.
    Shared on 4 March 2020 - Barista - Kuching
  • Be well prepared and present yourself very well and commited on it .
    Shared on 28 January 2020 - Shift Supervisor - Kuala Lumpur
  • Able to multitasking and have basic English in speaking
    Shared on 9 October 2019 - Shift supervisor - Alor Setar

The first interview at Starbucks

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In56%
  • Employee referral13%
  • Other13%
  • Other online job site6%
  • Paper application6%

How candidates received their first interview at Starbucks

  • Interview session with a humble and sporting Manager on duty.
    Shared on 24 March 2019 - Barista - George Town