A very engaging workplace with a strong team
Barista (Former Employee) – Dana Point, CA – November 27, 2016
Starbucks offers a great environment for anyone willing to put in hard work and dedication. It is a very active job which can be overwhelming if you are juggling other areas of your life such as school, but the experience which Baristas have varies widely depending on store location and volume, whether or not your store has a drive-through or is only a cafe, and your coworkers and superiors in management. At that, in my experience, scheduling was very flexible and accommodating.
In my experience there was a very strong team mindset between my group of co-workers which made work enjoyable for the amount of camaraderie developed in the midst of an often busy and stressful environment. In my case, our store manager often worked as a barista along side us which was motivating and contributed to that strong team environment.
They offer good benefits in health care and 401k savings, as well as fringe benefits which offer quality of life perks such as free spotify premium or free food mark-outs on working days with discounts on days off.
Ultimately I enjoyed working here very much, for the coworkers and regular customers I came to meet, and would recommend Starbucks to anyone considering.