Fast paced and entertaining but requires good time management
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 10 December 2017
Very busy and energetic work environment which is generally positive and enjoyable. There are issues with minimal time for management to work on non coverage required projects such as store development, staff mentoring, budgeting and forecasting / business growth.
Great benefits, free drinks, flexible scheduling
no overtime for management, work life balance issues, inconsistent messaging from district leadership
One of The Most Interesting Experiences in my Life
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 December 2017
Without going into details, this became one of the most interesting experiences in my life due to the lack of congruence between what it's said vs what is actually done the decisions made and the way upper management in the province follow. Needles to say I am happy I left
Lots of Benefits
No conciliation between life and work, a lot of Passive Aggressiveness and no logic whatsoever.
Starbucks Barista (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 7 December 2017
If you enjoy being in a busy team based environment this is the job for you! You never stop moving working here, but you get free coffee every two hours to fuel your pace! Also free take home coffee every week and fun coworkers. Decent benefits..... scheduling hours...... its either feast or famine. Either we have too much staff and cant give enough hours to everyone, or too few and you have way too many hours. But well that's life!
Barista (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 7 December 2017
Starbucks is a very wonderful place to work for a young adult. The work culture at Starbucks has been the moist interesting over any job I have had. The management was very kind and helpful as well. They tend to make you feel like some sort of parental figure.
MANAGER (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 5 December 2017
This company takes care of there workers like no other, ideal part time job to have full time benifits, great coach culture and support on all ends. It starts with the the people that make it happen and that's what I belive in..
Productive, high stress and somewhat free environment.
Barista (Current Employee) – Fraser station – 5 December 2017
It's a good job for people that love people. People who enjoy/ handle fast pace, high stress environment. I had not so great experience due to the fact that I was part time and constantly being asked to switch shifts. It's great if you need hours and you're guaranteed to get them.
Free drinks when working, discounts off everything
Tough at first, but the partners, guests, and the job itself made all of it worth it!
Barista (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 December 2017
I found it to be tough in the beginning, very fast-paced and demanding, but the partners quickly became family, all of the regulars became a part of everyday, and the job got easier with practice and some dedication, and the whole experience became more fun.
The family dynamic between partners and guests, a support team that is patient, supportive and welcoming, and getting to try all of the different coffees and pairings.
It was really tough and demanding in the beginning, fast-paced and both mentally and physically exhausting for the first while.
Fun flexible job for the person who loves new challenges
Barista/Barista Trainer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 December 2017
loved working at starbucks. the hours when i first started were amazing, there was so much to learn and do, i was never bored. it seems like a lot to take in when you start... but i promise you pick it up really fast. you meet so many new fresh faces every day, on top of regulars... building relationships and learning orders is always so satisfying. i always found my coworkers were very supportive and fun to work with, management was always on top of everything behind the scenes to keep it all running smoothly.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – 28 November 2017
Fun to come to work each day and to work with such lovely partners and have the chance to speak with amazing customers. Starbucks offers such great benefits for its employees that what you feel you put into the company they give back.
Work partners become Family
Management is constantly moving locations. Leaving you always with new managers.
Barista (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 November 2017
You get to learn new skills. The management could be improved. The wages are nothing special. The hours are close to none and they pick favorites. The benefits are good though and workers become life long friends.