Pros: 1 hour lunch, pay raises, health and dental insurance.
Cons: starting is minimum wage.
I clock in at 5:30 am and start preparing two pots of coffee, Pikes Place and Dark Roast of the day. I continue to set the pastry case in a presentable way that is eye catching to customers while following the schematic, and start making iced coffee along with iced teas. Shortly after I'll open at 6 am and assist customers with their needs in beverage making and suggesting pastries.
When the morning rush is over it is time to do the daily deep cleaning. Deep cleaning consists of moving around machinery, cleaning drains, cleaning the fridge, checking for expired product, dated doting, etc etc etc.
While working for this company I've learned to be extremely organized, pay attention to detail, have beverage knowledge, and provide excellent customer service.
My team members are great. We are constantly helping each other out and providing feedback while following up with each other.
Being able to completely do every task in one day can be challenging, but overall it is a very easy, yet fast paced environment--which I enjoy the most.