Barista (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – February 3, 2016
what i learned: amazing place to work at if you wanna improve your peoples skill, they train you to be better at your job like how to deal with angry and frustrated customers.
management and coworkers: we are a team of like minded people and getting along had never been a problem for me.
hardest part of the job: trying to be upbeat and positive when we are super busy as we focus on a lot of things at the same time so we forget to be jolly or upbeat which sometimes comes off as rude or unwelcoming
the most enjoyable part the job: making people smile! little things that i do which makes a persons day makes me feel happy about what i do.
Barista (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – February 2, 2016
Starbucks is a great job, if only minimum wage. It can be mentally and physically exhausting during peak times of the day, but if you have a good team and a good manager, it can flow quite well.
Starbucks provides health benefits without a required amount of tenure, which can be stressful for employees of other organizations.
A typical day would consist of you interacting with customers, and filling their orders for food, or drink. They can have questions regarding those products, or about their loyalty program.
If you're a supervisor, it can consist of also preparing the daily cash deposit, placing coin orders as needed, and then taking it to the bank. Supervisors are also expected to monitor daily use of required products, such as milk. As such, orders are placed by supervisors weekly for different distributors.
Free beverages while on shift, one free pound of coffee/box of tea per week, health benefits available immediately
Constantly walking, bending, and lifting. Sales targets. Work ethic of coworkers can be an issue.
Barista (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – February 1, 2016
The cleaning duties were minimal as cleaning staff came in the evenings. Training and working as a barista was extremely fun and rewarding. It was a very fast-paced environment, but had a laid-back atmosphere. Management was very supportive and forthcoming. My coworkers were diverse and welcoming people. The hardest part was working in such a confined space with many people during a shift. Working the espresso bar and making drinks was definitely the best part of the job and regular customers were a joy to see.
5 free drinks on shifts and experience with the espresso machine
Fast-paced and customer service oriented environment
Certified Barista (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – January 28, 2016
A typical day at work involved rotating positions on the floor and dealing with all kinds of customers. I learned that in order to be successful at this job you must be very flexible and have the ability to give excellent customer service while simultaneously doing behind the counter work. My co-workers were my favourite thing about the job as everyone was very welcoming and I made life-long friends. The most difficult part of the job was closing shifts where baristas were expected to complete cleaning tasks & duties, as well as provide outstanding customer service. Overall, if you are a flexible and versatile person who has excellent customer service skills, a job at Starbucks would be a good fit for you.
Barista (Former Employee) – Squamish, BC – January 26, 2016
I enjoyed the experience I gained working at Starbucks, all employees are trained to work together as a team, my only struggle was the wage wasn't competitive compared to our dedication to the job, and all of the responsibilities a barista takes on.
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – January 22, 2016
I am working with an amazing team. We understand and respect each other and we value our customers. The management is great.The hardest part of the job is when its too busy and we there's not enough partners and that we have to multi task.The most enjoyable part of the job is everyone when we joke around and we have fun!
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa East, ON – January 22, 2016
I am currently still employed by Starbucks, but looking for other opportunities to better suit my living conditions. I have a young family and the work life balance has made spending time with my family difficult.
Barista (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – January 20, 2016
-Everyone was so welcoming to my start date -Helpful partners in every way -Easy going work place -non judgmental -busy, busy days from Monday to Friday, a constant line up out the door -The hardest part of the job was probably learning how to and use this list of when jobs need to be done -Most enjoyable job was having the regular customers welcome me, encourage me with how well I am doing with making their drinks, very friendly
3 free drinks, before, during and afer shift is over and a pound of coffee every week
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 19, 2016
I had a great exsperiance working at Starbucks. The entire team was energetic, kept on their toes, and very nice. I learned alot about customer relationship, that its important to have that. One of the hardest parts of the job is memorization.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – January 7, 2016
i have worked at multiple stores and have always enjoyed the employee atmosphere. they treat their employees well, although i feel its easier to be a pawn in the corporation than want to move up and be successful if you are happy going to work everyday and doing your job great but if you want to further yourself through starbucks i have been met by many walls and feel that the company has let down the employees that are actually trying hard, and want to be there
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – January 7, 2016
Starbucks is a great company to work for. From the first interview you really get a feel for the working environment and the type of person Starbucks employs. There is a lot of training involved even in the most basic role, so be prepared for many hours of reading and writing (most of which is done on a computer). This is all done within your work hours though, so you are paid for your time. The hardest part of the job is making sure all the daily tasks are completed on time. Starbucks has a strict but very effective schedule. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with some of the friendliest people on the planet. From customers to barista's to upper management, Starbucks its easily on of the best places I have worked.