Starbucks Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 January 2018
I did the manager in training program, they tossed me into a high volume store, the training manager didn't help me at all, eventually the manager I learned beneath was fired and then they came for me. I was put on suspension with no reason why and then eventually told them I didn't want to work there.
Barista (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 22 January 2018
They let me go with no reasoning. There was no communication between supervisors and management. Supervisors would tell me how to do something and I would get yelled at by management for doing it wrong.
busy, fun, task orientated workplace with good people
Barista (Current Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 21 January 2018
Fun place to work with great people. There’s always something to do and it’s always busy which keeps us as employees at work. The regular customers make the day great and it’s nice getting to know them.
BARISTA (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 18 January 2018
After working at Starbucks for a year I have nothing but positive things to say about the company as a whole and the work environment. A fantastic place to work for students putting themselves through university.
barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 January 2018
cult like values, and no protection from customer harassment. Unreliable hours, small discount and a very small wage increase for much more work, with the promise of advancement that never comes. Expectation that you take ridiculous customer complaints seriously and encouraged to be over friendly and personable often resulting in vulnerable situations.
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 17 January 2018
A typical day at work would include serving customers coffee, preparing/warming foods, cleaning and facilitating various customer/management requests. I learned how to communicate effectively and work in a high-paced environment. It also helped me improve my multi-tasking. The management was good, though they did tend to schedule new employees on very odd shifts, and there was a clear power dynamic among who would get preferred shifts. The workplace culture was not the best, it was an incredibly competitive environment and not a lot of space was given for an individual to learn without being sarcastically reprimanded. The hardest part of the job was the negativity and stress levels of the coworkers. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety of skills learned, like making various drinks and meeting/greeting customers, especially regular who you got to build a nice rapport with.
Gérante de district (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 17 January 2018
Travail inspirant et non routinier. le développement des employés est au centre des activités. Starbucks a du succès parce que les exigences sont très élevées. Très difficile de concillier travail et famille. L'esprit d'équipe est hors du commun.
1lb de café gratuite par semaine et breuvage gratuit sur les heures de travail.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 January 2018
If you get a good manager then you will likely have a wonderful experience. If not or if management changes it can quickly turn very sour. Benefits change frequently, they were in the past wonderful but have taken a hit lately.
SHIFT SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 January 2018
Fun place if you like to talk to people ! Very fast paced and customer oriented environment. The learning curve can be a little bit challenging at first but after getting over it , you'll feel like you can do anything!
free coffee, discount on food
shifts can either be good or bad depending on who you are working with
SHIFT SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 14 January 2018
The shifts are flexible which is great if you are a student or parent. If you want to move forward, there is little required, just hard work. It's difficult to make a living at this job, so if you are a sole breadwinner, this is not the place to work. It's GREAT as a second job though. The partner discounts and perks are wonderful - free pound of coffee and all the drinks you want during your shift (before, after and on break) and the benefits are really great. I had a great experience at this job until I wanted to move forward into management - since I was a single mom, I wanted to invest in this company, but couldn't make it work due to the low pay.
Barista (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 January 2018
People are very excited to hear youve worked at Starbucks before. The management is really poor most of the time and the hours are long. Polo park is constantly bust and they expect a ton from you. Good work experience in the end.