Barista (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 April 2017
For over three years I worked as a barista in several locations (and picking up shifts all over Toronto). I found the work practices to be consistent across the board. Management was supportive and engaged in employee welfare. Benefits are available for part-time employees, which is not something seen in many companies and was very valued.
Free drinks on shift, discounts off-shift, fun, flexible
Barista (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 April 2017
Mornings are always great , you can wake up start your day by putting a smile on someones face. You are forever learning at Starbucks. There is always new product, new creations and new faces with interesting stories. The management is always pretty great and they usually can help you with anything you need. Hardest part of the job would be when you get your rush, but as long as you follow all your assigned duties you'll be fine.This job overall is very enjoyable its a great environment and there's always great people to brighten up your day.
Starbucks Barista (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 8 April 2017
This place is an alright place to work and if your first starting out it's the job for you. However it is overwhelming and depending on how good the management is I'd say you are better off working somewhere else as they definitely need to improve on baristas needs within the company.
Barista (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 5 April 2017
Starbucks is a great company to work for if you are a student looking to pick up part time work. schedules are flexible and pay is okay. Management is great depending on who you get but overall would recommend as a good choice for a first job
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 April 2017
The culture of Starbucks is one of the best I have seen in retail. Lots of room for advancement and lots of resources for development. They really empower their managers to think outside of the box and run their business.
Barista (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 4 April 2017
This was my first job I learned a lot here about customer service and coffee. we learned the different flavour profiles and how to pair them. the days weren't long and hours are flexible. busy coffee shop always people coming and going, great place for a first job.
Barista (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 April 2017
Free coffee and making amazing friends along the way makes for a very enjoyable working environment. There are various labour issues and in my store some scheduling issues but despite these things its a wonderful job!
BARISTA (Former Employee) – Streetsville, ON – 3 April 2017
The job was very fun but it is a commitment. Working at Starbucks you basically live there even as a part time employee. I was grateful to pick up customer service skills through my time there. Management could have been a little better, although at times it was understandable because my store was understaffed. Coworkers and customers were very friendly.
Fun workplace, corporate doesn't protect employees very well.
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 April 2017
I loved working with my team and making customers feel special. Corporate didn't protect the retail employees very well. They were more concerned with keeping customers happy that they would throw retail employees under the bus to save face. However, working in the stores with my team was lots of fun and the experience taught me a lot about sales and teamwork.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 1 April 2017
People are very outgoing and friendly in Starbucks.They manage to hire people with good interpersonal skills and the ability to smile.most folks that I have waited with are quite patient with the staff- seeming to realize that they are working as quickly as possible.