Costa Coffee
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Interviews at Costa Coffee

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costa Coffee.
Interview experience
Based on 901 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 892 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 866 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 6.

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
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Costa Coffee

  • 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
  • They just ask you about previous jobs and what qualities you could bring to the team and why you would like a job at costa and questions to do with the jobs
    Shared on 24 January 2018 - Barista - Hartley Wintney

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

Interview tips at Costa Coffee

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)43%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Formal (business suit)13%
  • 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
  • Walk-In25%
  • Through Indeed23%
  • Other15%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Employee referral10%

How candidates received their first interview at Costa Coffee

  • Through an ex employee’s recommendation
    Shared on 8 June 2019 - Barista - Lincoln
  • Handed my Cv into the store and asked if i could be contacted if there was a job going.
    Shared on 22 November 2018 - BARISTA - Dunstable, Bedfordshire