Starbucks Barista

Starbucks Barista

Green Siren

Central, TX

Female, 26

After working all day in a cubicle, I'd spend my nights as your friendly, neighborhood Starbucks barista! I remembered your name, made each drink exactly to your specifications and did it all with a bright smile. I've served celebrities, worked both drive thru & cafe stores, worked every holiday and have kept the customers from knowing about all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes... until now. Ask me anything.

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Last Answer on June 12, 2016

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Did you ever try to work out how much a single Starbucks franchise makes in profit?

Asked by Davidson88 over 6 years ago

There are no franchises in Starbucks, they are all owned by corporate. The stores in grocery stores and airports are operated by a third party.

Profit depends greatly on the stores location and hours. My store made five times the daily/weekly profit than the store a quarter mile down the road. We were also open 21 hours a day attracting mall clientel. The other store was open 12 hours a day attracting condo residents. Different target audience, different profit.

What are the requirements to be a Starbucks Barista?

Asked by Android almost 6 years ago

I'm not aware of any aside from employment laws on age. Starbucks will train you in everything you need to know, but a good attitude and customer service experience won't hurt.

What good questions to get you hired or at least make a good impression do you ask at the end of the interview when you are asked 'do you have questions for me?'

Asked by Hcamry over 6 years ago

Ask questions you are generally interested in. I have a huge interest in volunteerism and community--which Starbucks corporate is also big on--and brought that up with my manager. It turns out my manager donated the most time/coffee to non-profits in the district so that really resonated with her. I also asked about her experiences, favorite thing about Starbucks, etc. Do some research on the corporation and ask yourself what you really want to know about Starbucks.

But don't ask about money and hours, that's a conversation for after you are offered the job.

What's the most unhealthy drink you can order at Starbucks?

Asked by go.sens over 6 years ago

Heavy cream, extra whip, add 20 pump classic mocha. That's one I've actually witnessed. I don't even want to know the calorie content.

Can a 13 year-old work at Starbucks?

Asked by Justin over 6 years ago

That depends on your states' job laws. I think most states require a worker to be age 15 or 16 at the youngest.

Have you ever spit in someone's drink if they are being especially rude?

Asked by Tina over 6 years ago

Absolutely not. The best thing I found that worked for me--and many of my co-workers--was to be as nice and kind of possible in return. It didn't work for everyone, but some people eventually felt bad about how rude they were acting.

when you get your tips do you get them daily or weekly?

Asked by Jennifer about 6 years ago

They are done weekly.