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Fun Workplace but Lots of drama
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 June 2017
I started working as Barista in December 2015 and was promoted to assistant manager March 2017. I love everyone I work with so much and enjoy my job but management can be a little difficult sometimes and i am doing alot of work for the wadge i am being paid
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Fun workplace
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Canmore, AB13 June 2017
Great job while still in school and tons of benefits to go along! Stress levels can get rather high during busy rushes but overall quite a manageable level and very reasonable and well balanced management.
Pros
free drinks during shift, 30% discount on all Starbucks items, free 1lb bag of coffee weekly
Cons
In store temperature can get above average and rather hot
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super fun family like workplace
Shift Supervisor, Key holder, Barista Trainer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 June 2017
Starbucks is all about growth and seeing the development of their partners. I've never loved going into work as much as i have working here... even on the bad days its great. the relationships you build here are like creating a family.
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its really full of fun
coffee master (Former Employee) –  kuwait12 June 2017
they give priveledge to explore our knowledge and challenge us how to sale more merchandise items. you need to be updated all the promotions and before the shift we are having our coffee tasting and study what kind of cofee is that what is the origin the aroma etc
Pros
with bonus
Cons
working full 8hrs
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great company to work for
Shift Supervisor/Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 June 2017
The company itself is great. Takes great care of their partners. There is a lot of room for growth and lots of skills to learn. The higher you move up the more you start to see the politics around it, you have to "play the game"...and it changes based on your manager...
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Upbeat, fast-paced environment, with supportive manager and staff.
Barista (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS12 June 2017
Starbucks is an excellent place to work if you are looking for a fast-paced and upbeat environment. The manager and staff are friendly, as well as supportive and provide opportunities for you to grow as a Barista.
The customers are great and often make an effort to get to know you. To them, you aren't just someone who makes their coffee, but someone who also makes their day.
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Amazing company; great employer!
Shift Supervisor/Barista (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON12 June 2017
I only quit because I could make more money at a new job. Starbucks is an amazing company who has always prided themselves in being top of the class. Impeccable training, full benefit program for anyone working 20+ a week, discounts and a fun, energetic work environment. This is a great job for anyone!
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Busy environment, with great day-to-day interactions between coworkers and customers.
Barista (Current Employee) –  Ancaster, ON11 June 2017
A typical day at work varies depending on what your 'role' for your shift is. It can consist of making drinks, stocking product, taking orders, handling food and most importantly interacting with customers.
Pros
Free beverages, discounted product, flexible scheduling, benefits, tuition reimbursement etc.
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Great benefits, great work-life balance
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 June 2017
If a little more than minimum wage pays your bills, you won't find a better job.
Great work-life balance
Amazing benefits
Great co-workers
Great management team
Welcoming company
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Productive and Multi-tasking
Barista Trainer (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 June 2017
Busy.
Learned to multi-task really quick.
Really easy to move up if you're motivated.
Best part of the job is the customer and the people you get to work with
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Fun and energetic environment
Barista (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC10 June 2017
Although a repetitive job, as most restaurant jobs are, working at Starbucks is most enjoyable due to the flexibility of shifts and the friendly work environment. Especially recommended for students who are unable to work full-time and want to either build experience or need support financially.
Pros
Amazing people and free drinks!
Cons
Repetitiveness
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productive, fun place to work
Barista(licensed store) (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC10 June 2017
there is always something to do, cleaning, makings drink and or warming up food, helping customers find what they are looking for. Its a fun place to work.
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Great Benefits and a Good Vibe
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 June 2017
Starbucks can be a very enjoyable place to work. Friendly coworkers, fun drinks to make and a fast pace. Dealing with customers is the difficult part. As great as the benefits are, and they are, it is hard to tamp the irritation down when one is dealing with unruly customers. This, like most customer service jobs, is rife with rude individuals and harsh commentaries on personal performance. Customer service is not for the faint of heart.
Pros
free drinks while on shift
Cons
harsh customers
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Not what I expected
Barista (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 June 2017
They sucked , management sucks only some barista do actual work some people suck , somepeople are just stupid beyond helping , the managers do not take into account their own barista and do not treat each other fairly
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Good Job for students
Barista/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 June 2017
If working in a Starbucks inside a Safeway you will have chance to receive part time benefits, raise increases based on yours hours worked. If you enjoy people this is the job for you.
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Excellent if you are into the coporate life
Operations Specialist/Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 June 2017
Great experience great training. I find more suited for those that are single and have no time restrictions. There is room for advancement and they encourage personal and professional growth. I obtained great transferable skills.
Pros
stock options, great company culture
Cons
demanding at times, competative
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Alright
Barista (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON7 June 2017
New management made the plaza go downhill and quick, they have a lack of empathy, and don't really care how many hours you put in that you are not thanked for, underappreciated is why they have such a high turnover rate. Customers are constantly rude to you and the management doesn't help you deal with it, and as more people leave it gets worse and worse for wait times.
Pros
meet very nice coworkers, and forever friends
Cons
Long hours, expected to stay even when you have other commitments, underappreciated
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fun to work at starbucks
BARISTA/CASHIER (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 June 2017
its nice to make customized coffee to customers and be part of their everyday life. When you get to know the customer they become your friends eventually.
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Productive workplace - great staff
Starbucks Barista (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 June 2017
prepared coffee drinks by following recipes and preparation techniques. Generated revenue by attracting new customers; defined new and expanding services/products. Sold products to customers in a courteous and friendly manner. Participated in all sales promotions effectively and efficiently .Responded pro-actively to customer service situations .Completed accurate sales transactions with customers. Maintained a high standard of cleanliness throughout the facility. I liked working for Starbucks, I learned a lot, and made lots of good experience.
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Fast Pace Work Environment
Kelowna - Barista/ Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Penticton, BC6 June 2017
Customer service oriented job, great for those in school or those looking to make a career out of it. This job has some great perks, one of my favourite parts of it was getting to know all the regulars in my home store.
Pros
30% off when not working, free pound of coffee or tea a week, free drinks during, before and after your shift and benefits for part time employees.
Cons
long hours, early hours
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