Costa Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated Nov 24, 2021

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Pros
  • "Free coffee which is always a perk(in 203 reviews)

  • "Free drinks on shift, discounts on food(in 176 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Can be very intense work with long hours(in 168 reviews)

  • "minimum wage long shift early starts(in 64 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      N/A

      Sep 10, 2021 - Barista in Wallingford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free drinks, good pay, flexible hours

      Cons

      My manager was awful, stay away from the wallingford store

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Very hit and miss. Good for part timers.

      Nov 24, 2021 - Barista 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and locations. Decent wage. If you have a good team and manager then its a great job.

      Cons

      Can be tiring and stressful. Teams make or break this job and more often than not you will have colleagues that make it awful.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad

      Nov 13, 2021 - Barista Costa Coffee in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training. Flexible hours whilst studying. Free drinks

      Cons

      Management wasn’t great. Understaffed. Can get very busy

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Was a good part time job during college

      Oct 22, 2021 - Supervisor in Huntingdon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * flexible hours * discounted food and drink

      Cons

      * training was very independent for new baristas and workload normally put on myself when teaching how to make coffees despite not being trained on how to train

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Oct 11, 2021 - Staff in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and friendly staff

      Cons

      Not the best pay especially considering the expenses in London

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience but better management needed

      Sep 15, 2021 - Barista in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They offer you flexible hours The pay is better than it's competitors There is lots of talk about progression

      Cons

      Management doesn't always listen You feel like a worker rather than a member of a team

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      great place to work

      Aug 12, 2021 - Barista in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible working hours, great team

      Cons

      stressful sometimes, if working in busy shop

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good temp job

      Aug 2, 2021 - Barista 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The job was quite easy flexible hours and easy to train your way up

      Cons

      There was over staffing so hours weren’t always available for you to work

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not great..

      Aug 10, 2021 - Barista, Server, Hostess, and Cook in Marlow, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - unlimited free coffees/anything you want. -flexible working hours.

      Cons

      -disorganised/poor central management. -hectic/understaffed. -low pay -think they closed down my branch anyway lol.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Barista Maestro Costa Coffee

      Jul 23, 2021 - Barista Maestro in Swindon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, opportunities to progress, flexible hours

      Cons

      No over-time rate, bank holidays etc

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