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Low-income job with a couple of positive qualities
Assistant Manager (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 February 2018
Most difficult part of the job is watching employees and general/assistant managers not receiving promised and deserved compensation from the company (for example, employee benefits, salary raises, management discounts, etc). Most enjoyable part of the job is connecting with other staff members and creating a group that supports one another everyday. Not a great place to have a normal standard of living in Calgary, but a great place to learn latte art and make friends.
Pros
Free drinks & nice customers
Cons
Very low salary & stressful company culture
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Poor management
Barista (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 January 2018
Manager is not good ,
He don't know how to manage the store,
always shift, paycheck, inventory problems and mistakes
and worked with minimum wage almost 6months
Good for learning barista skills and making experiences as a barista nothing more.
Pros
coffee
Cons
minimum wage
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Great place to work
Assistant Manager / Barista (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 November 2017
My job at Caffe Artigiano is something I will never forget. The hours are long and the training is strenuous, but I've never learned more about a job. The company has an incredible training regimen and it is motivating when there is always a place for advancement and further training. The coffee is amazing and it reflects in it's barista's.
Pros
Good training, fun job, food
Cons
Communication, Pay
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It was fun to work in that store but very tiring
Barista (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 September 2017
The hours were very long because we were short staffed most of the time. I would work 10 hours on the weekends because they would expect the weekends not too be as busy as the weekdays because we were in the business district, but that was not the case half of the time. The breaks were only 30 mins if you work for 8 hours, and it was unpaid. You also have to pay for your food if you buy your food at the store, and even with the 20% discount, it was still pretty expensive.

What I loved most was working with the people there. Most of the time, the people you work with will be very friendly, outgoing, and easy to talk to, so it does make working there more enjoyable and easier to tolerate.
Pros
Free coffee, free pastries at the end of the day
Cons
Long hours, short breaks, have to pay for your own food
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It was my favorite job until..
Barista (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 August 2017
The regional manager is a psycho. She walks into the stores like she knows what's happening and moves things around and screams at people. She takes no responsibility for her actions and treats management like they're children. The company used to be a great place to work, with a good pay scale and good benefits, but it's difficult to work with/for someone whose indecisive and tempremental.
Pros
No evenings/weekends
Cons
No time off
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Decent place
Barista (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 August 2017
It takes quiet awhile to get trained on everything here, most people stay at cash for almost a year before even being considered on bar. Very non consistent hours.
Pros
Free coffee
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Great location downtown
Barista (Current Employee) –  Downtown Calgary18 June 2017
Great staff, awesome customers, extremely poor management!! In the heart of downtown Calgary, the location is great and the coffee even better. Spanish latte, signature drink
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Very disorganized environment with little pay
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) –  West Vancouver, BC2 June 2016
The management was awful. The work environment was very disorganized and management liked to play favourites with the staff. Pay was very little.
Pros
free drinks
Cons
poor management and little pay
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Not what it seems
Employee (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 May 2016
Caffe Artigiano used to pride itself on quality product, service and training for employees. It has since come into bad leadership and has lost sight of the things that once made it successful. Upper management refuses to believe things have changed since 2006.
Pros
Coffee is pretty good most of the time and it's free
Cons
Scattered, demanding and inconsistent management. 430 am start time Mondays.
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Interesting but unrewarding job experience
Barista (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 April 2016
While a busy place, it is unrewarding and troublesome. Constant worry if job or location will still be open the next day. Management is often not properly trained. Only upside was the knowledge and training on machines; extensive and mostly worth the trouble. The hardest part of the job was the constant stress if one would still have a job the next day. There is no room for growing and experienced workers started at a lesser wage than those without. Only chance for any raise is an exam that does not allow anyone with health issues to pass by. Example: Mandatory tasting of mass quantaties of coffee that can irritate and set off health issues in certain employees. Management often leaves early without completing tasks meant for them or they delegate their own jobs to those without proper knowledge.
Pros
Machine knowledge and coffee training.
Cons
No chance for raise, poor wages and no incentive.
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Fun place to work.
Barista (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC23 March 2016
Cafe is open at 5:30am and closes at 6pm. It is busy Monday - Friday but slow on the weekends because mostly of the customers are from offices near the cafe. There are 3 positions Grill/Floor, Till and Bar.
You start as Grill/Floor then Till before you get trained as a Barista.
Pros
Free drinks
Cons
No free beans
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Fast pace, on feet everyday, full time hours
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC9 November 2015
Everyone is super friendly. You learn the methods of roasting, and use excel to figure out coffee consumption and orders for inbound and outbound stores.
Pros
Free lunch, close to sky train, and great starting pay
Cons
Communication is below average, Employee review does not happen.
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Fun workplace, bad management
Manager - Customer service (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 November 2015
I really enjoyed everybody I worked with. It was a challenging environment and it added to an already established skill set that I had. My only issue was that the higher management does not seem to care about the lower levels. They also shut two cafes in the middle of the night with no notice putting quite a few people out of work.
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Fun work environment with really friendly customers and staff.
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 February 2015
A typical day at work includes running the floor (clearing dishes from tables), working the cash register, making coffee and tea, and pouring drinks at the bar. The management is really accommodating and considerate of personal preferences such as availability and time off. Management is very patient with training new employees and very encouraging. Co-workers are all very friendly and also patient when learning new skills. The most enjoyable part of the job is talking to the regular customers and pouring the drinks. Overall, a good work environment.
Pros
2 free drinks a day
Cons
Early hours
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