Costa Coffee
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews

Interviews at Costa Coffee

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costa Coffee.
Interview experience
Based on 666 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 662 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 644 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Costa Coffee

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
51%
About a week
32%
About two weeks
10%
About a month
4%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
70%
Phone call/screening
20%
Other
16%
Problem solving exercises
8%
Written test
6%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
4%
Take-home/sample work
3%
Drug test
0%

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)41%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code19%
  • Formal (business suit)14%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Costa Coffee
  • 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-In28%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Other16%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Employee referral11%
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
Claimed Profile
Costa Coffee interviews by job title