Used to be great, not so much lately
Barista (Current Employee) – Norcross, GA – September 20, 2016
I've worked at Starbucks for two years as a barista. I've had no advancement despite asking after even the most basic one (to become an official trainer, instead of doing the de facto training of new people I've done in the past), and my wage is at the base minimum for employees in my area (because I moved and got bumped up automatically). I've spoken to my new manager time and again about getting more hours, and she is not particularly sympathetic or helpful past "call some other stores that need coverage." Meanwhile, I'm struggling to pay my rent.
It was a great place to work when I started, but the culture and treatment of employees has shifted dramatically in the past two years, to the point that I have no desire to work there.
free food, free coffee
no regard for employees