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Shift Supervisor

Starbucks Dulles, VA +91 locations

Third Place environment during each shift.Assists with new partner trai… Percipio Media

23 days ago

assistant store manager

Starbucks Ashburn, VA +3 locations

and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational… Starbucks

13 days ago

regional facilities manager, Store Development - Washington, DC

Starbucks Coffee Company Bethesda, MD

) * Management of 4 or more technical service partners Required Knowledge, Skills…

16 days ago

store manager

Starbucks Coffee Company Fort Lauderdale, FL +6 locations

andessential job functions include but are not limited to thefollowing: Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developingorganizational… CareerBuilder

12 days ago

partner resources manager, Retail

Starbucks Coffee Company Phoenix, AZ

of Experience * In at least two of the following: performance development, training, employee relations, and compensation administration (5 years…

6 days ago

ER & TUPE Business Partner - fixed term

Starbucks Coffee Company United States

and partnering skills · Consultative style with the ability to constructively…

7 days ago

distribution partner, Off-Shift, Full Time, Supply Chain, Carson Valley Roasting

Starbucks Coffee Company Minden, NV

of Experience * Production or distribution environment (1 year) * Material handling Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Ability to…

13 days ago

district manager - Hampshire

Starbucks Coffee Company United States

with support centre and EMEA partners Closing date: 30th January 2015…

11 days ago

sales planning manager II, Channel Development

Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, WA

to persuasively sell to CPG customers AND internal business partners at all…

30+ days ago

manager, Category Development, Channel Development (Regional Accounts)

Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, WA

of Experience * Sales and/or Category Development roles for traditional CPG company (+5 years) * Experience working with Shopper insights data and…

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    Former Employee - Barista

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than a year)


    The benefits are out of sight. I was offered Starbucks stock after my first year, as well as 401k through Fidelity, and a superb Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plan. You can cover your whole family with that plan, and it can include domestic partners. I got a pound of free coffee every week and free coffee all day (although I think that was specific to my store, which bent the rules). There's also an Employee Assistance Hotline which you can call if you're having issues in your personal life. And HR is really responsive--they won't see you as a troublemaker if you're legitimately having an issue. They will handle it.

    Also, sexual orientation and gender identity are included in their anti-discrimination policy. None of the gay or lesbian people on my staff got crap for it, even though about half the staff was quietly conservative Christian and Republican.

    If you're a people person, you develop relationships with the regulars and it's fun to make their day. I felt it was pretty rewarding to make drinks. I loved the artistic side of it. And again, the free coffee...just awesome.

    They're also usually pretty flexible about scheduling, so it's ideal for if you're working two jobs or are a student. I worked with people in their 50's who had their own careers, but worked part-time at Starbucks for the health insurance.

    The vacation time system is also pretty sweet. I worked with a guy who was there for 10 years and took like a month vacation to his home country.

    The staffs can be really tight...or they can be really vicious. But a spirit of teamwork is definitely encouraged. And exemplary work is recognized.

    In an 8-hour shift you get three breaks: one 30-minute clock-out lunch, and two 10-minute on the clock breaks.

    You'll also occasionally get those amazing customers and you live for seeing them. We had four customers who every year each put 100 bucks in our tip jar around Christmas. Sometimes those people can make your day with the things they say and do.


    If you work at a store worth their salt they will work you to the bone. Especially in a large or high-volume store there is so much to do, so much to clean. A morning shift person will have the absolutely insanity of a morning rush, but an evening person should be expected to handle evening rushes with a limited staff as WELL as get the place spotless in what I believe is not a reasonable time. We could get the place clean by 10:45, all right--if we broke the health and corporate rules about when to tear things down. And of course if that was ever found out we were in deep. And if we went over 10:45 we were also in trouble. Management sometimes has some very unrealistic ideas about what the job actually entails and what rules and boundaries should go with that.

    The pay in my state starts near minimum wage. The ceiling for a barista is $10/hr, which you hit when you've been there about five years. But tips help, and some high-volume affluent stores will have tips up to $4/hr.

    There's also a tendency to have fanatical management. Other "kindly" corporations like Whole Foods have this too--the managers drink the Kool-Aid and worship the company. I once spoke with my manager because my schedule was being changed with less than 24 hours notice, and that was against state law. She got this crazed look in her eye and spat "Starbucks law goes above state law!" But that's only a tendency. There are some pretty cool managers out there. Mine was insane.

    The customers are spoiled rotten so they also get kind of unreasonable about their Starbucks. They will stand there and demand that you make a drink five times because there's still foam on that latte and they said NO foam, not LIGHT foam. This is a business model of Starbucks': everyone is special, and we will bend the rules for everybody. And I've had people scream at me and call me a (b) and promise me that they would make me lose my job. I've also had stuff thrown at me. But, that's also just customer service.

    These last few years Starbucks has been obsessed with selling, too. There's a lot of pressure on the staff to make sure people go home with $15 bags of coffee and sub-par espresso machines. It's hard to maintain the relationships they want us to maintain while trying to sell stuff.

    Overall, if you can put up with the customers and the physical demand, and if benefits are more important than income, do it. It's rewarding in its own way. Wear insoles.

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    Drop the obsession with sales. You're damaging customer relationships and making yourself look like "Just another corporation."

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