Dynamic workforce, however management was awful.
Barista, Waitress (Former Employee) – Watergardens – 27 August 2015
Jamaica Blue was fun to work at because of the cheerful and motivated workforce. The benefits of working at Jamaica Blue was average as you were granted discounts from their menu and allowed to sign up with their membership cards. What I like about Jamaica Blue was that they always strive to develop their staff members in making coffee. They encouraged every employee to undergo training using their online course and pushed employees to practice their barista skills. They aren't weary about how much of their expensive coffee beans or milk you waste because they were more focused on you honing your skills!
That being said, management always has an effect on how well you perform at work. The management at the Jamaica Blue I worked at was horrible. They weren't very forgiving when their staff made a mistake on orders, when they weren't fast paced enough, when they were having casual conversations with co-workers and sometimes even with the manager... Instead of encouraging their staff and motivating them to improve their skills, they instead slandered them with harsh comments and harshly compared them to other staff members that performed better. It made working very unpleasant and would sometimes put you on the spotlight, especially if you don't do so well with harsh criticism. Don't get me wrong, what makes a fine worker is their ability to take criticism. But criticism that casts you out of the work-force is just wrong.
Discounts, high quality training, experience in making coffee
Long hours, management might be horrible