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.
Barista (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 June 2017
Starting as a barista, there were many things to learn, but every partner would be willing to teach if you ask. Working in an office location, the peak can be incredibly overwhelming, but satisfying and well-maintained to ensure that customer service is still met. Self-leadership can be developed working here due as it allows each partner to understand the number of tasks that needs to be performed around the store. The culture can be very enjoyable depending on the people you work with, but most of the time, you will have friendly partners willing to communicate. The most difficult part of the job is having to deal with an overwhelming number of order while maintaining the pace that ensures our quality of service. This also makes it the most enjoyable because it can be incredibly challenging to perfect every move, but very satisfying.
I started working as Barista in December 2015 and was promoted to assistant manager March 2017. I love everyone I work with so much and enjoy my job but management can be a little difficult sometimes and i am doing alot of work for the wadge i am being paid
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) – Canmore, AB – 13 June 2017
Great job while still in school and tons of benefits to go along! Stress levels can get rather high during busy rushes but overall quite a manageable level and very reasonable and well balanced management.
free drinks during shift, 30% discount on all Starbucks items, free 1lb bag of coffee weekly
In store temperature can get above average and rather hot
Shift Supervisor, Key holder, Barista Trainer (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 June 2017
Starbucks is all about growth and seeing the development of their partners. I've never loved going into work as much as i have working here... even on the bad days its great. the relationships you build here are like creating a family.