Fun workplace with the right people
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 March 2018
I've worked at more than one starbucks location and my first store was the best work experience that I've ever had - supportive staff and supervisors, excellent training opportunities, wonderful customer experience, and support from your team when you needed it.
I've also worked at a store where the management was unsupportive, placed blame on the staff for faults rather than working together to overcome obstacles, and worked you to the bone rather than treating you as a person. Starbucks does work hard to try and rid these types of managers from the field, but a few do slip through and they will make the whole experience less than favourable.
Overall, the benefits are wonderful for the kind of job that it is, with tuition reimbursement available for students, stocks for all employees, and RRSP matching contributions. I would go back and work for the company, but if you find yourself in a store where the management isn't ideal, just switch locations. The benefits are only worth it if you're working with the right team.
Free beverages, free coffee/tea weekly, tuition reimbursement for students, RRSP contributions, flexible schedule, great customer relations and customer service training