Barista (Current Employee) – Edmonton AB – 26 October 2013
Excellent place to work for a student and or coffee lover, with room for career advancement. Fast pace and customer service standards can be stressful and entry level salary is low, but part-time employees can enjoy benefits and stock options, and co-workers are almost always enjoyable to work with.
Benefits, free drinks on-shift, positive and enjoyable environment
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.
Great work environment to improve your customer service skills
Barista (Former Employee) – 1420 Major MacKenzie Dr W – 19 April 2017
• Greet customers with a smile, provide exceptional customer service. • Present customers with information on popular coffee blends, food items and other products; assessing needs and converting inquiries into sales. • Provide and demonstrate positive feedback and encourage coaching that is needed for all partner improvements. • Handle cash tender when operating cash register and drive-through. • Approach any and all inquiries in a patient and attentive manner without further escalation; providing a calming presence.
Supervisor and Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
Meet awesome people and there are great benefits to working with this company like bean stock, free drinks on shift, staff discounts, free coffee every week and even part time employees are eligible for health benefits.
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
The job position as a barista is fun and interesting but the pay is too low for the quality and quantity of work. Staff of Starbucks show next level service compared to other fast food establishments and should be payed as such.
Barista (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
I love working with starbucks its one of the best part-time jobs I've had. Very accommodating with school and other commitments. It's a great fast paced environment and you get to work with amazing people.
Fun place to work, but management needs a lot of improvement
Starbucks Barista (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 14 April 2017
I worked at two starbucks locations. Both were fun to work at, my co-workers for the most part were great but management was not. Were not flexible with scheduling as I am a student. Very unpleasant to talk to as well when you had an issue that needed resolving. But overall I loved working with everyone and enjoyed serving customers the best product that I could provide for them.
Barista (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 13 April 2017
I got fired from Starbucks due to a injury. I loved the job and getting to meet new people each day made my day. the looks people got when you handed them that fresh cup of coffee or tea was exhilarating.
Great Company, needs to keep an eye on their manager choices.
Retail Sales Associate/Barista (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 12 April 2017
Everything was great except my manager. The company itself is amazing. Benefits are great, partner resources are incredible. I probably would never leave if it weren't for an awful manager who didn't follow Starbucks standards for employee treatment and knew how to do her job.
Great benefits, free drinks, 30% discount, amazing partner resources.
Management is hit and miss to make or break your overall enjoyment of the job, fairness, hours, etc.