Great people to work with.
Pros: free coffee to drink and free pound of coffee a week.
Cons: swing shifts, barely livable wage in vancouver.
I enjoyed this job. My average day depended on the shift I had as I did openings, mid-shift, and closing shifts. I was responsible for setting up pastries, brewing coffee, cleaning washrooms, the frontage of the store, dishes, and the back end and espresso machines. I also cashiered, mixed drinks, prepared food and stocked products. When I started with the company the store I was initially hired for had a fire, and then the manager who hired me left, during the period I started working we received a new manager who then left within the month for another job, we then received a new manager who was promoted, and received another new manager. It isn't that any of the management was bad, but that I never really got to experience much long-term management, primarily random supervisors as stand-ins managed. The one issue I had with working at Starbucks was that I often had to swing shifts between opening and closing, this would mean at times that I left work at 11:30pm, and had to be back for 5:00am this caused a certain amount of stress on my life which is why I rated the balance low. I had no problem working either shift, I just did not enjoy swinging with a short period from one to the other. Aside from that the benefits were really good, however for a city like Vancouver the salary was very low, and it was a barely livable wage (in most other cities the wage would have been decent).