Supervisor/Trainer (Current Employee) – Menlo Park, Ca – September 18, 2017
I enjoy working at Starbucks because it is fast paced, big on customer service, and because you get to interact with tons of people. Ive learned lots about working with different personalities, cash management, time management, and how to work efficiently under pressure. The hardest part of the job is upping cleanliness in the store when not given enough partners on the floor.
Free drinks, free food, free coffee
unsupported by managers, mean customers, pay for supervisors is low
Barista (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 18, 2017
Every day was fast paced but once you had some experience it wasn't that big of a deal. First month was overwhelming sometimes but my co-workers were very helpful. I worked at the airport so that added some time to my day. The hours were also very early (3am to 11pm) The management was spotty but there were some changes happening at the time. The turn over rate for employees was really high though. The most enjoyable part was working with people and most of the customers were nice.
The hardest part was learning to make drinks and working in such a fast paced environment
Shift Supervisor/Key Holder (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – September 18, 2017
Very faced paced job and you do get to meet a lot of people (good and bad) . At my location, my partners and I all work together well and we are a very tight knit staff. Customer service is our main priority as well as making and fulfilling orders in a timely fashion. I love that Starbucks is very supportive of all no matter the race, gender, and status. We receive great benefits, but a partner must reach at least 20 hours per week in order to receive medical, vision and dental benefits. My most enjoyable part of my job is to be able to talk to our customers, especially the non-regulars.
This job was actually really fun. It was my first job and the company really loves helping people get started in the work force. I came in during the college fund time and the free schooling is actually at a good university. You get tips on top of your hourly. Recommended highly.
Barista (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – September 18, 2017
It was a rewarding experience working at Starbucks. I (unfortunately) worked at the Columbia Mall, which meant the tips were poor and (some) customers were impatient and rude. Aside from those negative points, it was an excellent place to work. My manager was amazing; always helpful and understanding. My coworkers were a fun group of people and we got to know a lot about each other at work, some I remain in contact with today.
starbucks is a great place to work if you love coffee and a fast paced work environment. however, this is not for the weak hearted. people that want their starbucks are rude and hateful and will call you names so if you cant handle that, go somewhere else
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 18, 2017
I loved the atmosphere of this place, I did not like the customers. this place really makes you realize how picky people can really be. If you're young and need a good first job this is the one for you!
Manager (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – September 18, 2017
With all of their employee incentive programs in place, Starbucks is absolutely one of the best part-time jobs you can get. That said, if a manager has a problem with you personally, seeing as they're non-union, there is pretty much nothing you can do about it.
Barista (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 17, 2017
It was fun to work at Starbucks. You get to meet a lot of new people that become your regulars. You get to learn about the new coffee beans and tea leaves. It's fast paced but it isn't stressful because it's a job you can enjoy.