It's only an okay company to work for.
Barista/Cashier (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 10, 2017
A typical day include: brewing coffee, stocking pastries, cash handling on register, making drinks on bar, cleaning, weighing beans and grinding them, as well as organizing inventory.
What I learned was what's excellent coffee from substandard ones and being able to make great lattes/cappuccinos.
The most enjoyable part of my job are my coworkers, customers, and making a variety of great drinks to share with everyone. I work with an amazing and smart team of coworkers interested in ensuring my success in being a barista. The majority of managers and higher ups, however, leaves a lot to be desired. Although store managers are cool enough to be flexible with your schedule, most of them do not value you unless you are their personal buddy or top performing employee.
If you don't mind just coming into work knowing that you are just another cog in the machine, taking orders throughout your shift, and clocking out, then this job is ideal for you otherwise find another place that not only values you as a worker but also as a person.
Free coffee/tea, free 1/2 pound bag of coffee or tin of tea each week, flexible hours, ability to perfect latte art
Lack of advancement, low pay, treated like a work unit rather than an asset, top down corporate culture, little to no input for improving operations.