Overall Starbucks was a great place to work. They really try to make sure their baristas are as knowledgeable as possible and encourage people to try their coffees and offer a weekly bag of beans. They sent frequent surveys for employees to air grievances if they had them and were very responsive as a company overall. Starbucks had a way of getting you excited for work and really take pride in your work, however they of course are a big business and have the same issues that come with a bigger company, and the bottom line over all is the most important thing to them, even at the risk of their employees sanity.
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