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What is the interview process like?

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It was a great interview. Unfortunately i didn't get the job most likely because the store opened up at 4:30am. Process was very quick. Applied on the 4th. Got called in for an interview Monday, to come in on Tuesday. Had the interview, very relaxing and normal conversation. Discussed the functions of what a Barista does. Unfortunately a little around 12 I received an email saying they were moving forward with other candidates. I was very surprised by the speedy email, only about an half hour later at the interview, when I was told it would be the "end of the day." Shame too, looked like a nice place to work at.

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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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Very simple, constructive, and easy.

Answered - Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) - Brooklyn, NY

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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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Very straight forward, just answer honestly and be professional.

Answered - Barista (Current Employee) - Riverview, FL

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The interview process is very long

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When I sent my resume online, I didn't hear back from them for months. But once I heard back, the process was fairly quick. The interview I had was very casual, was just asked a few questions. Overall a really great interview experience!

Answered - Barista (Former Employee) - Oceanside, CA

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Simple as can be. i believe it was a 2 step interview. i don't remember it was 8 years ago

Answered - Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) - Long Beach, CA

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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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