I Interviewed at Starbucks

richel newborg
richel newborg

As a manager in the child care and preschool industry for years, I grew tired of my job but still wanted to work in the "customer service" industry.

Since I had quit my job with no other position lined up, I found myself in a situation where I had to find work quickly. I had heard some stories about working for Starbucks from friends, and decided to give it a shot. I was going to school online for my bachelor's degree in business and liked that the company offered somewhat flexible hours.

I knew that they were focused on customer service and creating a positive work environment. This was very apparent when I went to their website and read about the benefits and perks of being a "partner" (what the company calls its employees), including free coffee, benefits and a stock-purchasing plan.