Barista (Former Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 11 July 2017
Working at Starbucks is more than a coffee shop. To me, it was like having a home away from home. I was able to develop a great relationship with my customers and still carry those bonds past my job today when I see them around town.
Difficult if you have never been around an espresso machine
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 July 2017
I didn't work at Starbucks long enough to be able to give a proper review. I definitely was unable to grasp working on the hot and cold bar, too many drinks to remember as well as steaming milk is seriously a skill. I was fortunate to have a great manager and team that tried their best to help me but I was still unable to feel confident enough to be a barista
Barista (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 9 July 2017
greeted customers, made drinks, engaged with customers, cleaned, brewed coffee, made garbage runs, restocked items, bussed tables. The management wasn't that genuine but the customers were usually always nice
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 8 July 2017
When you have a great team with you, anything can be achieved. From sales goals to target food sales per hour. You learn a lot about moments of connections and the hardest part about brewing coffee was getting the filters apart.
Barista/Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 July 2017
The job satisfaction is going to depend a lot on your location & team. It can be great. It can also be another corporation that doesn't look past numbers. This job is incredibly labour intensive. There is a lot of cleaning, constant movement, and very physically demanding. Baristas only make minimum wage. Shifts start at $13/hour (not enough if you ask me).
Barista (Current Employee) – South Pasadena – 7 July 2017
It is a fast paced job that requires lots of focus and the learning curve is quite steep when you start. You need to learn lots of drinks and be able to do every job behind the bar efficiently and effectively. You will make lots of mistakes while starting out but after months of working there you will develop the skill set to excel at the job if you put an effort forward.
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 6 July 2017
I enjoy working at starbucks because you will never be bored. Thee are always many tasks you can do and many customers that you can help! I found the hardest part of this job is rush hour if you are working alone.
Barista (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 July 2017
Overall, working at Starbucks has been a very positive experience. My customer service and interpersonal skills have greatly improved. as a result of being challenged to build meaningful relationships with my coworkers and customers. Starbucks offers great incentives as a Barista; benefits, tuition reimbursement, etc.
Weekly mark outs on coffee and tea, 30% discount on all merchandise, free drinks before, during, and after shift.
Coffee Server/Barista (Former Employee) – Safeway South – 4 July 2017
I worked with Safeway so I didn't get the whole Starbucks experience.I got paid $10.75 an hour and unlike normal Starbucks, we couldn't get free drinks or any of those perks. It was not the greatest job but it offered security since Safeway is unionized.
Barista/Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 July 2017
Starbucks overall is a wonderful company to work for. They really care about their employees. It's a great place to work when you want to build customer connections. And a good way to put your memory to the test by having complete product knowledge.
Great place to work for, environment is great and couldnt have asked for a better manager
Barista (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 July 2017
Since I've worked at Starbucks I've had an exceptional time. Everyone was very helpful and understanding. The people I've met have been some of the best coworkers I've had and the management of my store has been amazing. Top notch.