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BIGGBY COFFEE

Barista

March - July 2020 • Marquette, MI

What I liked

My coworkers!

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Super fun workplace!
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Barista

October 2017 - July 2019 • Jackson, MI

What I liked

I liked meeting new people and growing friendships, along with making drinks for people that they enjoy

What I wish was different

Advice

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Barista

May 2017 • Mason, MI

What I liked

Smelling coffee, drinking coffee, having some laughs, making money.

What I wish was different

I wish there were't so many rude customers.

Advice

It's a pretty good job in my opinion.
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Barista

September 2018 - August 2019 • New Hudson, MI

What I liked

The people and the experience working in food service.

What I wish was different

I would have appreciated having an actual manager.

Advice

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Shift leader

December 2018 • Holland, MI

What I liked

Working at Biggby coffee a wonderful job. You get to interact with all types of people, and when you work everyday you get to invest in relationships with people who you would never otherwise interact with.

What I wish was different

It is a hard and taxing job to work long hours, so it can be exhausting but you can still make a fairly large amount of hours.

Advice

You definitely have to love people to do this job, especially because when it comes to coffee because people can be very picky.
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Barista

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Fun and fast paced environment

What I wish was different

More opportunity for advancement and developing skills, higher wages

Advice

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Barista

July 2017 • Muskegon, MI

What I liked

I got to meet a lot of new people and make a ton of new friends.

What I wish was different

I wish raises would have been given occasionally.

Advice

This experience allows you to meet a lot of people, you just have to be willing to talk to new people but, more importantly, listen to what they have to say as well.
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Shift manager

May 2017 • Hudsonville, MI

What I liked

I liked so much! The regulars that come in are the best people that I have ever met! It's so nice to be a part of a team that wants to spread a laugh to anyone who works there or comes through the door.

What I wish was different

There were a lot of expectations put on shift leaders. The store is in tip-top shape for the most part but we are the ones who make it that way. Sometimes the last person to know about a problem is the person causing the problem which is hard.

Advice

Go for it! There is so much art and happiness that can come from the job and for the most part there is a lot of acceptance from the workers.
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Restaurant Shift Leader

May - August 2019 • Midland, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed being responsible for the coffee shop and for ensuring that my coworkers were performing at their best abilities.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be confident in yourself and have pride in your work and workplace.
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Barista

June 2016 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

Getting to know regular customers

What I wish was different

Better Pay

Advice

Don't stay there too long
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biggby barista

March 2018 - August 2019 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I loved the community and environment it was a really fun and exciting place to work and gain connections.

What I wish was different

I know you can't change this but, I wish I could have had a few more hours a week. Granted I did get a lot of hours for the job type and season.

Advice

Be happy and have fun it'll make the customer's day and create a better environment for everyone.
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Barista

February - August 2019 • Hudsonville, MI

What I liked

My coworkers were amazing and the job itself was very fun!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Barista

August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like the independence and the people! I LOVE the coffee :) It's just really fun and rewarding work.

What I wish was different

The pay could have been a bit better and sometimes how scheduling works is frustrating.

Advice

Have fun! Don't burn yourself out!
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Barista

June - July 2019 • Michigan City, IN

What I liked

It was a very positive experience working with a team that supported each other so thoroughly and worked together to get everything done.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Barista

October 2017 • Granger, IN

What I liked

Other members of the staff, nicest customers

What I wish was different

Boss

Advice

It seems like a lot of memorization but once you have it down the drinks come second nature
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Barista

June 2018 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

Making drinks

What I wish was different

Scheduling system

Advice

Read the training literature, it’s sctually written in an understandable way and it’s important
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Barista

October 2018 • Hudsonville, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and the environment.

What I wish was different

The pay could have been better and early mornings were to be expected.

Advice

I learned to handle stressful situations and remain calm in dealing with irritable costumers.
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Barista

January 2014 • New Baltimore, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This experience has taken got me so much about proper communication skills. My piece of advice is to always do your part to listen to people and really hear what they have to say and help them when you can.
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Barista

May - August 2018 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I loved my coworkers and the fun filled atmosphere of BIGGBY COFFEE.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have gotten a few more hours.

Advice

Study the recipes on how to make drinks.
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Barista

June - August 2018 • Battle Creek, MI

What I liked

Chill environment and plenty of free coffee

What I wish was different

Drama between co-workers

Advice

Memorize the drinks ASAP
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