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I received an email to request a time slot for a phone interview, a few days later an invite for a face to face. I was interviewed with two District Managers because I applied for the Store Manager role. They answer back within 24-48 hours after the interview normally, however mine was 5 hours.

The questions were straight forward, and you need to story tell well...situation..action...results. Hiring managers must know if you are going to bring something to the table and prove it.

I believe some of the comments here reflect poor interviewing skills.

The process was fast, about a week start to finish including the background check and offer statements.

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I’m working for one next to a college campus right now. Our manager is pretty amazing with scheduling all of the part time students with such limited availability. Punderstand if you have a 25 person crew and you have seven days a week with 15 hours a day average schedule open 6 to 9.

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I get paid weekly

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No I really had to keep applying and reaching out through hiring websites. But I was applying for a store manager position

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Yes, you can work part/time.

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I compare it to memorizing the periodic table and learning a new language at the same time. The periodic table part is memorizing each individual drink, what steps in a certain order it takes to make it, the ingredients and their amounts, the variances in recipes per cup size, and how to modify it per customer request. The language part is learning how to understand the codes for the cups and undertsand coffee. If someone orders a caramel frappuccino with extra whip, a shot of espresso, and nonfat milk, I need to know the codes to write on the cup (CRF, EX WC, 1 in espresso box, & N). And when you're on bar, you need to be able to read these codes quickly to understand what to make. You also need to learn coffee lingo. For instance, what is the difference between dark and blonde roast? What are ristretto shots of espresso? How is an Americano different from a pour over coffee? It's all a lot to learn, and takes an adjustment period of up to 3 months to really feel comfortable. My one coworker didn't learn hot bar for almost nine months.

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We're super understaffed at my location. We only have like 3 shift supervisors right now, and one is still in school. Starbucks requires at least one shift supervisor to be on staff at all times for the store to be open, so my manager has to put in over 45-50 hrs per week to fill the gaps because we're so understaffed. Otherwise, the store would have to be closed.

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Are the benefits from the health care exchange, & would you know what level of benefit they are? High/Low deductibles etc.? Thank U

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I was trained by a very experienced Barista who in 3 months got promoted to a Supervisor so I was amazed. There's computer training and pamphlets for you to study and go over that are really helpful. They train you for each position/ have you shadow trustworthy baristas. The best part is hands on training when they throw you right in, I feel like that's always the best practice!

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They're Mis Matched.

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