Costa Coffee
Happiness score is 48 out of 100
3.5 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at Costa Coffee

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costa Coffee.

Interview experience

Based on 2,658 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,605 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 2,155 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Costa Coffee

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 5.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Problem solving exercises
Group interview
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Costa Coffee

  • Highly unprofessional
    Shared on 21 July 2020 - Supervisor and key holder - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Ok not bad typical interview
    Shared on 14 March 2018 - Barrista - Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Chat, then some trial work hours
    Shared on 26 January 2018 - Barista - Burnham
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Interview questions at Costa Coffee

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • I have a question if I spend £10 how many points will will be collection
    Shared on 26 March 2018
  • How would you be around people .how would you act if a customer was upset or not happy . allergies how would you deal with it .
    Shared on 28 June 2017 - Barista/Waitress - Faringdon, Oxfordshire
  • How you going to decline a consumer who want to have a free extra coffee shot.
    Shared on 27 June 2017 - Coffee Barista - Brunel University

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Interview tips at Costa Coffee

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)42%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)24%
  • They didn’t have a dress code21%
  • Formal (business suit)10%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Costa Coffee

  • Be yourself. Anyone can do the job, whether you can handle the pace is what they are looking for.
    Shared on 2 March 2021 - Assistant Manager - Plymouth
  • Don't waste your time there's easier jobs with more money, Costa will run you into the ground
    Shared on 29 June 2020 - Asistant Manager - Romford

The first interview at Costa Coffee

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed30%
  • Walk-In22%
  • Other14%
  • Employee referral12%
  • Other online job site8%

How candidates received their first interview at Costa Coffee

  • Applied through indeed
    Shared on 24 February 2022 - Barista - Chellaston, Derbyshire
  • Handed in my cv
    Shared on 3 January 2020 - Barista - Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Through an ex employee’s recommendation
    Shared on 8 June 2019 - Barista - Lincoln
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