Starbucks Barista (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 13 January 2018
my manager at starbucks was very rude and picked favorites, but only at the second store i worked at, my first manager was amazing, my newest manager gives me terrible hours and she chooses the people she likes to give hours to even though theyre terrible at their job, and she also has no idea what shes doing
Unless you're in a really high volume aka profitable store, avoid.
Supervisor/Shift Lead (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 12 January 2018
Horrible management, baristas and shift leads are always overworked in order to save on labour. Unrealistic expectations of employees. Management bordered on abusive and companies were not taken seriously. Managers are stressed and take it out on their shift leads.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary – 11 January 2018
This was a great job to learn about business! Hiring, training, staffing, scheduling, supply ordering, equipment maintenance, P&L analysis, developing people, everything! I started as a 17 year old barista and came back to the company twice because I loved the culture.
Barista (Former Employee) – Thornhill, ON – 10 January 2018
Very busy, especially during the Peak times. Regardless, got to learn a lot about customers services and how to please customers. The experience looks great on your resume and it was a great stepping stone for my developing career path.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 January 2018
The staff at Starbucks was friendly and the customers were usually pleasant. Day to day activities were preparing and serving food and beverages to the satisfaction of each and every customer. Overall a good place to work and I would recommend.
Barista (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2018
Being a partner was an extremely rewarding experience. My other partners at my store became my second family, and i wouldn't have had it any other way. The work could be stressful at times, especially at peak hours or during the holidays, but you can always count on your other partners to support you.
Starbucks teaches you how important it is to work in a team and how to work efficiently under pressure. Although the job can be stressful at times, the regulars that come into the store make everything worth it. You learn to form a bond with your regulars - remembering their names, orders, and sometimes parts of their lives. They aren't just another customer to you.
The managers can be extremely understanding and flexible with hours, which helps a lot if you're a student or work other jobs on the side. The benefits are amazing, if not the best I've seen from any other large corporations.
Barista (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 9 January 2018
I enjoyed working for Starbucks. They care a lot about their employees and about customer service. The team I worked with were a great group of people and I found that was mirrored in many other Starbucks locations in my area. I would recommend anyone and everyone to apply as it is a great position to have.
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – GTA, ON – 9 January 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know new partners and customers. Building long lasting relationships make work not feel like work.I learned how to constantly treat people in the general public with kindness and understanding even though I wasn't always treated with the same regard. workplace culture is fun and hard working. the most challenging aspect was upper management consistently changing what is expected in a certain job role.
Barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2018
My day would include either being positioned at cash or bar, depending on where I was situated I would either take orders and prepare food or make drinks. During the day the Cafe would have to be cleaned regularly to maintain the QASA standards. I learned a lot about coffee and tea products along with different ways of preparing and making drinks based with coffee and or tea. The management was good but had lots of turnover. The hardest part was dealing with rude or angry customers but can easily be handled. The whole job was enjoyable.