Barista (Current Employee) – Mississauga Ontario – 24 November 2013
The most exciting and enjoyable part about working for Starbucks is the people I work with. I view my partners as family members and my work place as a second home, making it not seem like work at all. These positive relationships led an enjoyable learning experience. I gained invaluable interpersonal and customer service skills. The management is very flexible and understanding. The most difficult part of the job is the extreme pressure you are exposed to in a rush, however with the right team support and proper personnel distribution these difficulties are easily overcome and can even be fun. The only reason I would leave this position is because I desire a more stimulating and mentally demanding job. Which is why I am pursuing a career in chemical engineering.
Shift supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 March 2018
The pay at first is minimum wage but there is multiple opportunities to move up in the company. The co-workers/management are amazing and super friendly. There is never a dull moment if you interact with the customers and coworkers. There is always something to do/something to learn. I moved up within the company in 6 months. The hardest part of the job is initially learning all the drinks but once you get that down it's a breeze!