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Starbucks Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 35

How would you deal with an angry customer while you were busy completing tasks?

Starbucks Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How would you deal with an angry customer while you were busy completing tasks?

  2. 2.

    How well do you handle customer complaints?

  3. 3.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  4. 4.

    How can I trust you not to steal?

  5. 5.

    What are some of your weaknesses?

  6. 6.

    Describe to me your last manager. What did you like and dislike about their leadership style?

  7. 7.

    What would you do if a coworker asked you to lie for them or help them steal?

  8. 8.

    Why should we hire you?

  9. 9.

    Would you like to be a manager at Starbucks?

  10. 10.

    What is your best personal trait?

  11. 11.

    What do you know about Starbucks?

  12. 12.

    How often are you late for your responsibilities, such as school or work?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service?

  14. 14.

    What would you do to help the community if you could do anything you wanted?

  15. 15.

    How often do you give an A+ effort while working?

  16. 16.

    How do you expect to make a difference at Starbucks?

  17. 17.

    What is your favorite item at Starbucks?

  18. 18.

    How would you handle a rude customer?

  19. 19.

    Tell me about your experience working in the food industry.

  20. 20.

    In your opinion, what makes a great company?

  21. 21.

    Name your three best qualities.

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a time when you did not have enough time to complete all assigned tasks. How did you prioritize?

  23. 23.

    Would you say you are a sociable person?

  24. 24.

    Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job.

  25. 25.

    Why do you think you will like working at Starbucks?

  26. 26.

    Have you ever helped someone else achieve a goal or better themselves? If so, how?

  27. 27.

    When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?

  28. 28.

    Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?

  29. 29.

    Do you prefer working in a team environment or alone?

  30. 30.

    How would your references describe you?

  31. 31.

    What do you know about Starbucks' mission?

  32. 32.

    How knowledgeable are you about coffee?

  33. 33.

    How knowledgeable are you about our food and beverage offerings?

  34. 34.

    This Starbucks location tends to get quite busy, especially on weekday mornings. How would you handle a rush of customers?

  35. 35.

    What is your greatest strength and weakness as a barista?