Barista (Former Employee) – Guildford, BC – 19 September 2017
I really enjoyed the couple weeks i worked at Starbucks. It wasn't an official job with a regural salary since it was only 4 weeks of work experience that was part of the Baristas training program but I still felt like I was part of the team. The hardest part was at the beginning since there's a lot of things to memorize but it's easy as time passes by and I got used to it fast. All my partners and my manager were very nice, welcoming and helpful; and made my experience there very enjoyable. The benefits there are also great. I especially enjoyed the 3 free drinks I was allowed to have everyday.
Barista Trainer (Current Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 1 August 2017
Working at Starbucks has allowed me to grow both in the workplace and as an individual. through my training and time spent at this place of work I have learned many valuable lessons which will allow me to offer a viewpoint from both a work savvy and personal opinion in any situation in which I am faced with
Barista (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 31 July 2017
I very much enjoyed working for Starbucks. I was sad to leave when I had to move provinces. I was frustrated when my manager neglected to file the paperwork for my transfer properly and more frustrated when corporate told me to move back to the province to get my job back.
Teavana (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 July 2017
I Loved working there a lot of pressure in sales though. Even though I exceeded my sales I was still under constant pressure to do more sell more and there was a guilt put on you if a potential sale walked out the store, it took the fun out of sharing your love for tea with people and the pressure to sell became too much, but everyone you work with constantly encourages you to do better so it was a very positive work place to be in
fun place to work , lots of learning but long hours
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 July 2017
Management is good but it does not spend time on manager's training. too much pressure. no family life , you work 50-70 hours and get paid for 40. staffing is the biggest issue. lots of sick call and some days you are working double shifts.
free coffee, new stuff
long hours, unreal sales targets, management not available when need them
Make sprints at Starbucks was amazing a very fast-paced environment great music good people great coffee free drinks I just love that much fun but unfortunately I was just too big for the small environment so I had to find something bigger and better.
Barista (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 July 2017
One of the best places to work for! There are some cons - like every job placement, but this place was the best. There are times when employees don't have an idea of what their doing and don't try to fix that, and some managers aren't aware of what to do with their management position. Other than that; Starbucks is one of the best places to work for.
Barista (Current Employee) – Calgary – 19 July 2017
I've been at starbucks for almost 3 years and I've enjoyed it in the past. I like the people I work with and the regulars I've got to know over the years. The jobs is doable but does get stressful at times, therefore employees need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The issues are that most locations don't offer full-time work to baristas which has resulted in a signficant drop in morale in the past year.
benefits, flexible hours
stressful at times, baristas do not get full time hours
Barista/Barista Trainer (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 19 July 2017
I have been with the company for four years, and I love working at my store because of all the amazing partners I get to work with. Starbucks is great for the fact that they have great benefits such medical benefits, free coffee every week, free drinks during your shifts, and discounts as well. I'm sure every store and manager is different, but they have always given me the hours and work days that I need/want. One of the only negative things about the company is their wages. Their barista wages start at minimum wage and then increase twice a year.
medical benefits, discounts, free drinks while working