Barista (Former Employee) – Suncor Starbucks – 24 April 2018
I thought working here waas fun, the training program was easy to get through, the people here are very friendly and helpful. My manager was very accommodating towards y situation at the time and I learned a lot about the different types of brewing.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 March 2018
Can be a fun and supportive place to work, depending on the specific store. Turnover rate is really high (You'll see almost an entirely new team at a given store every 6-9 months). It's a good place to develop cashiering, barista, and customer service experience. If you're committed, the supervisor position is not hard to earn. However, you won't grow much past that. I'd honestly say the store manager doesn't do that much more than what the supervisors can. You essentially only have 1 path of promotion: Barista --> Shift Supervisor --> Assistant Store Manager --> Store Manager --> District Manager, etc. So if that's not the thing for you, most people will quit after being promoted to shift supervisor.
Free markout every week, and up to 5 free drinks on an 8-hour shift
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 March 2018
I loved working at Starbucks as it provided a lot of connections both for personal and through making connections with the regulars. Management was great, and I got to move up as they invested in my contributions to the team.
Barista (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 19 March 2018
Starbucks was one of the best jobs I have ever had. The work environment is fun, the relationships you build with your team and the regular customers make you never want to leave. I never experienced a negative day at work.
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 March 2018
Everyone I worked with was younger and around my age, we all seemed to get along which made the 5 am opening shifts bearable. There was a lot of pushing by management to go above and beyond even though they were clear that there were no incentives to do any more than the bare minimum. It's a great work environment although most of the higher-ups are hired outside of the company limiting how far you can really climb after you become a shift.
It's a great little job for the benefits and free coffee
Barista (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 19 March 2018
For a student in Highschool it was a very good first job. I was able to gain many skills that will help me with future careers. I enjoyed the experience I gained at this company but I do wish I was able to take a leave to go to school then come back on breaks and in the summer
Store Manager (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 19 March 2018
Starbucks has the best system in terms of operating and training. In fact every organization should study and learn something from this company. I have learned so much and it will benefit me for my entire life.
A positive work experience, a little bit too serious
Shift Supervisor/Barista (Current Employee) – London, ON – 19 March 2018
A great place to work overall, must be willing to let customers come first in every situation. Many policies are in place that may seem silly, but overall and amazing company to work for if you want to take your retail job very seriously.
Lead Barista (Former Employee) – Vancouver International Airport – 17 March 2018
working is fun but getting paid for that work is not so fun. they should look into increasing pay. benefits are good. work life is so much fun. you like to work when you know you have same kind of people there.
Barista (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 16 March 2018
Starbucks is a company that claims to be very inclusive and caring for their partners. While this is true most of the time there have been moments where I have felt uncomfortable expressing my honest thoughts. There is also , usually, very blatant favouritism which i am not terribly fond of. Outside of management though the job is lovely. It is nice to be able to invest in the customers and have them invest in you.
Starbucks Barista (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 March 2018
Working at Starbucks is definitely been one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I’ve made a few amazing friends. I always have a blast during my shifts. Yes sometimes the days can feel like they go on forever, but then one of your regulars comes in and you forget all about the rude customers you had earlier. You get to make someone’s sucky day better
Free drinks during shift, amazing discount, amazing co-workers
Shift supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 March 2018
The pay at first is minimum wage but there is multiple opportunities to move up in the company. The co-workers/management are amazing and super friendly. There is never a dull moment if you interact with the customers and coworkers. There is always something to do/something to learn. I moved up within the company in 6 months. The hardest part of the job is initially learning all the drinks but once you get that down it's a breeze!