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    "If You're a People Person, this Job is For You"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My team, and most teams, are amazing. I have made genuine friends in the two stores I worked at. I made amazing customer connections, and I look forward to seeing my regulars. You get a free drink before, during, and after your shifts. The benefits are amazing- tuition reimbursement , bean stock, and it's easy to move up in the company. It depends on your manager, however. I work at a store with high-turnover so my boss...

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    Cons

    As with all jobs in customer service, your experience can be completely altered by your interactions with customers. During the summer it gets extremely busy as you have to make more labour intensive-frappuchinos. If you get easily stressed, you won't enjoy how fast-paced it can get. If you aren't outgoing or bubbly, you probably won't get hired. My manager hires based off of her first impression. Not experience,...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more shift supervisors! I can't tell you how often shifts have to work overtime or work weeks in a row without a break because we don't have enough shift supervisors.

    Starbucks2018-10-12
  1. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits like free drinks, free food, discounts, free Spotify premium, flexible hours, overall good environment

    Cons

    It can get really busy and you may feel overwhelmed at the beginning. Afterwards, it’s really easy.

    Starbucks2019-05-22
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    "Great company if you can handle it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The benefits are out of sight. I was offered Starbucks stock after my first year, as well as 401k through Fidelity, and a superb Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plan. You can cover your whole family with that plan, and it can include domestic partners. I got a pound of free coffee every week and free coffee all day (although I think that was specific to my store, which bent the rules). There's also an Employee...

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    Cons

    If you work at a store worth their salt they will work you to the bone. Especially in a large or high-volume store there is so much to do, so much to clean. A morning shift person will have the absolutely insanity of a morning rush, but an evening person should be expected to handle evening rushes with a limited staff as WELL as get the place spotless in what I believe is not a reasonable time. We could get the place...

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    Advice to Management

    Drop the obsession with sales. You're damaging customer relationships and making yourself look like "Just another corporation."

    Starbucks2014-07-22

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