Peet's

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3 people found this helpful  

A competent college job.

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Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Peet's

Pros

Peet's offers a lot of flexibility in regards to scheduling, teaches a team dynamic, and opportunities for leadership training and selling a quality product.

Cons

Peet's once provided part time benefits such as stock options for their part-time employees that they no longer offer. In addition, the sick policy runs counter to city ordinances.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stick to perfecting the core product (coffee/tea) rather than branching out to novelties (oatmeal, tea coolers, etc). Peet's customers are a very special brand of person who are often dedicated to Peet's ethics and integrity toward their product and craftsmanship. Often a wider array of product distracts from the primary area of expertise and causes a decline in the quality of the product (coffee/tea).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I was expecting...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    -causual environment
    -good people/good intentions
    -good work location for corporate office
    -great products
    -employees very passionate about products
    -environmentally conscious
    -cult following of products
    -committment to quality a competitive advantage
    -daily flexibility, not a rigid start and stop time on a daily basis
    -very fair business practices in terms of dealing with coffee of origin areas around the world

    Cons

    -benefits pacakage not up to industry standards in some areas
    -very few holidays and vacation time
    -extremely weak IT infrastructure and as a result lots of work to manage, massage, and get data almost all based in excel and no integrated IT systems
    -decisions and culture feels very reactive and tactical in nature. Very little proactive and organized approach to problem solving.
    -Internal communication is inefficient and leads to micromanaging behaviors and low morale.
    -huge opportunity to work smarter not harder, also an opportunity to quit throwing headcount at problems and instead problem solve through process improvements.
    -Opportunity to better define role clarity amongst teams, also for the individuals within teams, and to define basic process improvements in handoffs.The company is too big to operate as a tribe. It is a place where if you are capable and available you become the owner of a task or process regardless of whether or not is makes long term or present term sense within the scope of your current job title and job scope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing some simple process improvements around internal communications and role clarity would greatly improve morale and would be low hanging fruit. The employees are loyal and really desire to work at Peet's. They love Peet's and they love what the company stands for and represents.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constantly micro-managed by horrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbrae, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbrae, CA

    I worked at Peet's

    Pros

    free coffee and tea
    flexible hours

    Cons

    management system was awful
    no training...just stick you on a register for 6 hours a day until finally someone decides to teach you how to make coffee months later

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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