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    When in doubt, apply.

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Tustin, CA

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    I have not much experience to compare, but working for Peet's has been very enjoyable and fun. I have been lucky enough to work with the best people and the nicest customers. Sure you will get a cranky customer or disagreements amongst co-workers here and there, but overall if you are in the slightest interested, I highly recommend you to apply. The working hours are flexible and fair as long as you are clear with availabilities. It will be challenging at first, but you will quickly adapt and learn to handle difficult customers to creating a perfect latte.


    1.) No clear/organized/efficient system for emergencies or sick hours. If you are schedule to work a certain day and an emergency arises and you are unable to get your shift covered, you are still expected to come in.
    2.) You will have co-workers who will stand around and do nothing -- lack of micromanaging

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    Be efficient and organized. Be equal with all the employees and do not play favoritism.

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Peet's Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

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    Barista/Retail Associate Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at Peet's.

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    I applied on a craigslist post. The company got back to me and I had an interview at one of the locations. They offered me any drink I would like which was nice.

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Peet's Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Emeryville, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Peet's Coffee & Tea enjoys the daily grind. The company owns and operates about 190 coffee shops in California and half a dozen other states offering java lovers about 25 types of whole bean and fresh ground coffee, including about 15 blends. Its teas run the spectrum from India black to herbal blends. The stores also offer freshly brewed coffee, biscotti, and other pastries, along with mugs and brewing equipment. In addition to its retail operation, Peet's sells coffee through retail grocery chains such as Safeway and Whole Foods, and through its own online mail order... More

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