Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 29 April 2017
Management was unreliable and stretched thin, too much pressure on lowest level employees who had no power over how their job was run. Stores were cramped and packed too tightly, no room to relax and have time off. Schedule was always made in advance and then changed sporadically with minimal warning. Employees expected to adapt to the constant changing needs of the job and let their lives be secondary.
Free drink on shift, free pound of coffee or pack of tea per week
Unreasonably demanding, poorly managed, unrealistic expectations of youth
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 April 2017
The company itself is decent overall. What really makes or breaks the job is management. If you have a good manager it can make the job really great, if not, scheduling and the shifts themselves can be a nightmare.
Starbucks Barista (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 25 April 2017
Starbucks taught me the tasks of multi tasking and fast paced work environment. It was a great team oriented environment. They offered an amazing training one on one. I would say my enjoyable part of the job is the connections you make with your partners as well as customers.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 25 April 2017
Working at Starbucks was some of the funnest days i've ever had. The partners really become family and everyone starts to care for each others well being. Its easy to walk in to work in a sad mood and within minutes a partner would have you smile and laughing in no time.
Canadas wonderland (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 25 April 2017
My experience working at Starbucks was very good. I learned great customer service skills and worked with some very nice people. I work at the Canada's Wonderland location which made it even more fun because it was a fun environment all around me.
Barista and Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 April 2017
A license starbucks and a company operated starbucks are pretty much two completely different stores. License stores get the discounts and benefits of starbucks, but a company operated starbucks gets only what the confidential company offers.
Following the conflicting standards of two companies
Barista (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 April 2017
Starbucks was a good introduction to the intense coffee culture around the world. I changed locations half way through my Starbucks career in hopes of getting more hours at work. Each location I had an amazing team to work with (which is really important) and a solid management team to back me up.
I enjoy my job and do love coming to work, however can get very stressful within the fast paced environments especially during rushes. Depends where you work, management varies from store to store but i have been lucky to love mine. overall amazing benefits, fun work environment.
Barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 April 2017
A typical day at Starbucks is a day filled with fun. The people are great and so are the customers. Working at Starbucks I learned many skills, such as, time management, leadership, working with others and problem solving. The management at Starbucks is great, management is always willing to help you out and teach you new skills. The culture of the workplace is one of community. Working alongside other employees and interacting with customers feels like we are all one big community. The hardest part of the job is getting enough time to converse with your regular customers, there are so many, and they are all great. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely interacting with customers.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 April 2017
Starbucks was fun to work at and had great coworkers. Requires a decent manager and supervisors or else your experience there will be less than satisfactory. I was able to improve my communication skills and develop my skills thanks to my first manager at the store. However, the manager that took over refused to do his job properly. Lots of responsibilities and problems were left to the supervisors due to his laziness. Store was a constant mess due to the manager refusing to clean/do his part/
Pros: Great coworkers Fun place to work and meet new people Everyone is friendly
Cons: Management can either be great or awful. No in between Store cleanliness can be a problem Unstable hours
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 April 2017
It is a lot to work for Starbucks. The company and it's ideals and culture are phenomenal, but it is still in the food service, and all that entails. Applicants are not always looking for a career, just for a "fun job" that can make it a difficult place to manage.