Shift Supervisor/Barista (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 30, 2017
Ive had my ups and downs with the company; they have great benefits, flexible hours, and also a very positive environment. my only advice is to read up on your training, and also be ready to display assertiveness and integrity, for sometimes management can sometimes but not always tend to overstep boundaries also customers can be very intense. overall, Starbucks is a great company;weather if its a part time job, or a potential career choice!
benefits, flexible scheduling, free drinks!
Management can sometimes be poor, demanding customers, and the occasional shortage on hours.
A fantastic job with free drinks, good tips, and low pay
Barista (Former Employee) – Ardmore, OK – July 17, 2017
It's a fast paced environment. The focus is split between making coffee rapidly and building up the hipster community.
I was only there a few months and went through three managers, but I enjoyed my job.
The most enjoyable part about my job was getting to know regular partners (what we called customers) and being able to know their drink orders when they walked in. It would make them feel special and sometimes that's just what you need on a bad day.
The hardest part was getting called in whenever someone decided not to show up for work. I'd get called while in church or on vacations. That is not cool.
Helps you bond with new people, always having a smile on your face.
Barista (Current Employee) – Fontana, CA – July 17, 2017
Everyday i go in and greet new people, and make a lot of drinks. are manager is loving and caring to her employees. i learned how to make variety of drinks. the hardest part is when you get the mean customers but you just have to keep a smile on. the most enjoyable part is i get to do what i love.
Barista (Current Employee) – Baxter, MN – July 17, 2017
Great place to work if you are young and in school, needing health insurance at 20 hrs/wk, or just looking for something in between careers, or supplemental. Once trained and on the job for a while, it is easy to transfer to different locations.
Free coffee and food each shift. Health care. Flexible and accommodating schedule.
Barista / Team Lead (Former Employee) – Atlantic City, NJ – July 17, 2017
This was a fun job. I never thought I'd enjoy making drinks all day and warming up pastries but I did. And after only a short time there, I got promoted to Lead Barista which was great. I trained new employees and actually enjoyed it.
Barista (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 17, 2017
It is a retail job. There will be times that can be frustrating. There will be times where the job is enjoyable. Management varies with each store. Fellow coworkers are mostly enjoyable to work with. While there are some bad customers, most are very appreciative of your work/service which makes the job worthwhile
bar barista (Current Employee) – Lakewood, CO – July 17, 2017
A typical day at work would be opening at 8am, and managing a quick 30 min setup. Morning rushes hit and are easily managed if you have the experience. I learned a lot of skills such as measurements, how details matter, drizzle, and customer service.
Barista (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – July 16, 2017
Starbucks is a fun, fast-paced place to work. The best employee will have a a balance of customer service, task-orientation, and speed with accuracy. The workplace culture is friendly and loyal. Regular customers are legitimate friends with the employees. Great place for an extrovert.
Barista (Current Employee) – Weymouth, MA – July 16, 2017
A typical day at work for me would be a 1pm-9:30pm(closing) shift. There are many tasks needed to be completed in a timely matter while closing, in order for the store to be in perfect condition for the open the next morning. I have learned to socialize with customers, and put their needs first. I have learned to multitask, and work under pressure. The hardest part of the job is criticism from customers on things you cannot change. For example: prices, our internet being down, or our air conditioner not working. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the customers, work in a friendly environment, and being able satisfy the needs of others.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 16, 2017
Enjoyed coming to work, and seeing regular costumers they made it feel like a second home. The store is very busy, high volume store in both drive-thru and in the cafe. Partners are well rounded and we all work together to accomplish sells and goals.
I enjoy the environment and the team that I work with
Barista (Current Employee) – Ontario, CA – July 16, 2017
A typical day at work is kind of slow starting off but the business of the store fluctuates. I learned ho to make coffees and hot drinks that I love to do. The management needs some TLC. Hardest part about the job is making sure you meet the expectations of the customers, you want them to leave happy. I enjoy almost everything about it from the team, to our customers. I'm always happy to be there
Cashier (Current Employee) – Metairie, LA – July 16, 2017
You might not be trained on bar for a few months, but it will give you time to learn how to operate drive thru, customer support, and front. You will almost always be short staffed and finding someone to cover a shift is nigh on impossible. Partners are all easy to get along with and it's easy to establish a bond with customers, but there are some that make the day 10x worse than it should be. I love seeing regulars and being able to talk and bond with them, but I hate that the atmosphere is so intense and rushed that we don't get to do that with everyone.
30% discount, one free food item per day, free drinks
Barista (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 – July 15, 2017
I enjoyed my time working at Starbucks. The knowledge I acquired while working there definitely makes me want to return to work there in the future, My day consisted of cleaning, working drive-thru, making drinks for customers and working the cash register. The staff and customers were very easy going for the most part and I enjoyed meeting new people every day. The hardest part of the job was dealing with customers whose requests were unable to be fulfilled. I feel like I have gotten harder skin from being able to deal with angry and sometimes unreasonable customers. My favorite part of the job was making drinks. I enjoyed it and loved when customers complimented my drinks. My overall experience working there was fantastic, I left due to going away for school and wished there was a Starbucks I could have transferred to by the school.
Cashier, Greet (Former Employee) – Washington, DC 20001 – July 15, 2017
I love this joib it was the best job that I've ever had. Great people and benefits, they are really clean and loving people. Cant wait to go back! Typical day at work is about ehh 100+ customers a day making all kinds of drinks I've learned how to make everything and I've learned about the customers how they can connect with you and you remeber who they are and soon as they walk through the door you already know what they want. management is GREAT! The hardest part about the job (If your new) is trying to keep up with writing the correct codes on the cups and making drinks during the rush! The most enjoyable part about the job is just having fun while working. espcially if you're on bar making drinks with your favorite Barista IT'LL BE A BALL NO LIE!
Cashier (Current Employee) – Marion, OH – July 15, 2017
Barista and Shift Supervisors, great place to work. Managers pick up all the slack to make it that way. Goals with the company often change and rarely lead to a good work/ life balance for them. District Managers and above set performance goals that are not realistic for individual stores regardless of performance in other "important" areas.