Not my first job in Customer Service and Foods, but Starbucks (depending on your location) will either be a dynamic workplace or a welcoming environment. I was cast a good lot, both at a Richmond Hill location and at a South Keys location (York Region and Ottawa respectively).
The pay is increased every 6 months, you get a free beverage before, during (each break), and after every shift if you wish. You get 30% Everything in the store, you get a free coffee/tea mark out each week to ensure that you're well acquainted with their products, and from working just 20 hours a week, you're eligible for basic benefits.
Management was exceptional on my end, but this will obviously depend on the location and one's personality in relation to their superiors.
Likewise, my colleagues were friendly, welcoming, and ultimately diverse. Everyone has a different story, and most have different aims and goals in life. As long as you're open to learning, you'll be able to adapt well. Yes, customers can be quite awful, but it'll only bring your team together!
You'll have regular customers-some great, and some terrible, but above all, you'll ultimately be forced to meet people from multiple workplaces-and I say 'forced' because you'll have to adhere to their motto of 'moments of connection.' That being said, it'll be a great opportunity to learn a little about what goes on in various job fields, while lighting up both yours and the customer's day. If you're lucky, it'll also be a networking opportunity! After all, most people can't seem to have a good day without a coffee!
- Benefits, Discounts and Free Drinks, Valuable Communication Skills, and a Diverse Team
- Learning drinks can be quite a bit of pressure at first