It was usually busy. It was fun. being on bar is alot of fun but at the same time it can be stressful during rushes if you are not prepared or can't handle stress well. The store itself can be very needy. I find that because of that, alot of your time and effort is demanded which I find to be unfair. Because for most of us, this isn't a career job, and most of the time you are a student working there to make ends meet. So I found that it demanded too much. QASA is stressful, they need to chill. But to be honest in comparison to other customer service or food industry jobs that demand just as much, Starbucks is far better because they value their employees and there are great benefits such as free coffee beans, free drinks while working, good discounts and health benefits depending on how much you work.
Relatively great benefits
Poor life and work balance, especially for supervisors!
On an average day at Starbucks, one can expect the store to be extremely busy. Although it may become overwhelming and stressful at times when it is busy, it helps build organization and time-management skills. The team I work with is also very helpful, kind, and encouraging so if one ever feels overwhelmed, it is important to ask for help and look out for one-another. The overall environment of the store is peaceful and I have learned a lot about coffee and food services in the time that I have worked there. Since I usually work in retail clothing stores as a sales associate or stylist, I found this job to be very different and difficult to adjust to at first, but because I have worked at many places, I used my teamwork skills to help improve my experience.
Most days are busy and you're always on the move, whether it be keeping the store clean, making drinks, taking orders or preparing the food. The people you work with are very important as you need a cooperative environment with good communication skills to succeed.
Good place to develop customer service and teamwork skills