some ups and downs, but over all a good starter job.
part time worker (Former Employee) – Innisfil, ON – 20 February 2018
i was able to learn lots of things from this job, lots of the tasks were not too hard once you got the hang of it. typically you get trained for 7 days before you are left on your own which i think is more than enough to learn the basics. most employees and management will be helpful and help you out if you ever need it. over all it is a good job if you enjoy a fast pace work environment.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Orono, ON – 13 February 2018
I found working at two different Tim Horton's locations that it was too high stress with very little positivity or support from managements. There was little enforcement of health and safety by-laws and policies, no job security as there were constantly new hires and people getting fired or quitting, you never knew how long you would be working there. They are very unforgiving of even the smallest mistakes a new employee makes.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Whitney Pier, NS – 13 February 2018
Not a bad place to work, but the staff tend to be "clique-y". There's some favoritism amongst the management and your personal life is not taken into account. However, the tips are good, and for the most part I enjoy the team I work with.
Free coffee, tips, easy work
No steady schedule, backshift, hard on the legs and back
Service a la clientele (Former Employee) – Saint-Antoine, NB – 13 February 2018
A typical day at work would be full of joy. When clients are happy we are happy, they brought joy to our work ! The smell of coffee in the morning with the same clients we would serve everyday, they would tell me about things that happened at work or at home, very sweet people. Working at Tim Hortons was like being part of a big family. Everyone would love each other and have fun while getting the work done.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 February 2018
A typical day at Tim Hortons would involve waking up fairly early, arriving at the store and serving people with their morning coffee. Once the rush has started you work your stations pretty much non-stop. This includes cashier, sandwich station and beverage station. I learned how to effectively communicate with all types of customers and how to stay calm in a high stress environment. Management was scarce and did not have proper training to manage my store. I loved the workplace culture and had a lot of fun during roll up the rim season. The hardest part of the job was the constant standing that eventually takes a physical toll on your body. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the customers and forming bonds over great service.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – 12 February 2018
your work day always starts early! somedays you start right at 4:30am, what most people dont know os that we have a full staff working for you by about 6 in the morning and we don't stop till about two in the afternoon till the shift change! somedays it can be long and stressfull if you dont have a full team like someone calling in sick!
You are always on the go! never stopping until someone has a big order then you get a little breather when your finally done that huge order! but then your back at it again
the staff and team i work with is amazing! the boss is awesome and always treats you with respect you deserve!
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 12 February 2018
I started as a front end person working on the cash register and serving customers. I really enjoyed helping customers. I did what I could to keep busy and always found something I could do. I think the hardest thing was the expectations there in Alberta that if they didn't think you were a good fit that they would terminate you after three months. Other than that I liked working there, I am just sad that I didn't get past the three month mark.
job unstability not knowing if you had a job after 3 months
Labourer (Former Employee) – Newcastle, ON – 12 February 2018
During my rime at Tim Horton's I found that the managers were questionable at best and the employees at times the same. My job brought me around every corner of the store, in which i had a lot of trouble dealing with my mangers because of this.
I did enjoy the freedom of independence the job gave me but not the lack of tasks. I found the job easy enough and I found myself outta tasks because of this.
Store Front Cashier (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 12 February 2018
It's fast paced work environment that is very challenging and it has taught me valuable communication and organizational skills because the manager sometimes works along side us employees and teaches us many important skills e.g leadership qualities. The most difficult part of the job is multi-taking whilst under immense pressure to serve customers through a given time period and the most enjoyable part of the job is being in sync with my co-workers while producing a quick, smooth and efficient service.
supervisor (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 12 February 2018
the job is enjoyable with the right management but currently i wouldn't even recommend this spot to a beginner as it is a negative work environment to be in. long hours of serving grumpy people with the odd one that smiles and says thank you is about the only thing to look up to here.
long hours with a low chance of having a break, grumpy people working there, and management is poor
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Stevensville, ON – 11 February 2018
It was really hard to do everything when I first started but the longer I stayed the better I got and the easier everything was. I began to really enjoy my time there by the end. I found I was good at almost everything but drive thru was definitely my favorite, it was fast paced and made the shifts go by faster, the hardest part was definitely training, the most enjoyable part was my early morning 5:30 shifts.