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What is the interview process like?

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The interview process for me was that you call to manager, but was very hard to reach her. I came to the interview and the manager just asked how did Starbucks come to mind, and elements of customer service. I am a little upset that’s all she asked for because customer service is my weakest spot in working. If I could’ve gotten hired, this would be my second job so I already know the sacrifices and grit of working even at a 24hr restaurant. The thing is the manager never asked about my work motive, or she didn’t want to be reminded. I advise before you come to the interview, just have plenty of experience in customer service, and will land you a position.

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Quality workers and experience

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Had a phone interview set up. Recruiter cancelled it due to illness, and requested I reschedule online. There were no openings for about 11/2 weeks, so I went ahead and rescheduled for then. She failed to call at the scheduled time, and never reached out to reschedule again. Seems a little bit odd, because they continue to advertise the open position.

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The interview process is very long

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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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It was so much more stressful than it had to be for a barista position. My interview lasted over an hour with the store manager. It was painful, his questions were vague, it seemed to never end. Only positive was a free drink. It turned me off to this company, they seem to be serious snobs.

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Really easy. Interviewer was very friendly and asked basic behavioral questions. Called me about 2 days after with the results

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I had test with both Ingles and Starbucks,it was a little intimidating but pulled through for fine

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I had a really good interview process. i first had a 10 minute interview on the phone, a couple days later they asked for an interview in person, then about a week after i went into my second interview and after i left they called and offered the job. they ask “have you ever been in a situation where...” “tell me about a time when...” type of questions.

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The entire process took one week. I submitted my application to the store on a Monday; got a call from the SM on Wednesday and got asked a couple of questions then got asked to come in for an interview on Saturday and was offered the job on Sunday. The interview was really easy the SM seemed to be very nice and easy to talk to so I wasn't nervous. I just talked about my previous experience with customer service and why I would make a good fit.

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