Overall, I loved the barista work in general, I would absolutely do it again at a smaller local independent cafe. The biggest issue with this place was the manager/owner. She was disorganized, didn't know how to do any of the work, always scheduled at horrible times, and would scream at her employees in front of guests. I had to train her to do drive thru after only working there for maybe a month? Positions were not organized, it was absolute chaos running between cash, barista, and drive thru. Not to mention I was doing upper position work without the higher pay. I will say the people I worked with were great, and we all got along well enough to have the shifts go by with no issues between us. Learned a lot about coffee and it's definitely been beneficial even now. Basically being a barista is lovely, but working at the specific location was not and I wouldn't recommend it if you're from here. Other locations I can't speak on.
free drink, good coworkers
bad management, chaotic, stressful