Barista/Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 June 2017
A typical day at work was quite organized. I learned to be able to interact with customers in a genuine and honest manner. Management was not the greatest but we learned to work together efficiently. I would say the hardest part of the job was communicating with my former manager. The most enjoyable part of the job were my coworkers and employees. I looked forward to going to work each day because of them.
Barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 June 2017
Having a conversation with customers is the best part, for me anyway. You get to learn some pretty cool things about them. Especially regulars, seeing them come in every day or is like having a friend always coming to say "Hi".
Barista (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 20 June 2017
I don't like it there anymore. Management is terrible and so are the hours. Why give everyone lots of hours just to hire 4 new people and then take every ones hours away again and then some. Can't afford to live off the hours they give. Seems when you work your butt off you get treated terribly, but when you do nothing and you're terrible at your job you get promoted and appreciated. Seems i need to work less and not as hard.
(Barista) [Reference available] (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 20 June 2017
Very organised company. Everything is very clear, your roles and benefits. You can work with many people in Victoria. It has shift exchange facebook page, so perfect for college students who want flexible day offs for exams or etc.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 15 June 2017
Working at Starbucks has made me a more understanding, more outgoing person. I am able to problem-solve and manage people now and I learned it in an environment that supports its employees. I had a great team because at Starbucks, they train people not jut baristas.
Barista/Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 June 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is that you connect with people. Good way/place to start networking. Management depends on the store. The hardest part of the job maybe remembering peoples names, but eventually it will happen.