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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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Hard work, little compensation.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Peet's

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The extensive coffee and tea knowledge is really something that you can keep with you forever. You become an expert in barista skills (and unfortunately will be harshly judging other's skills at every coffee shop you visit for the rest of your life).

    Cons

    If you don't have a completely open availability, they will not try to accommodate your schedule in any way. Raises are insignificant or nonexistent, even after working there and being a loyal employee for 2+ years, you're lucky to get a 10 cent raise. For all the hard work they have us doing on a daily basis, the pay is hardly worth it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    If you love people and multi-tasking your ass off for little pay, then it's good

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Peet's

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Peet's in my experience, is definitely the free coffee and tea. It's a nice perk that all retail employees get; because you've ought to know the product you are selling. You'll meet a whole lot of interesting people too.

    The work can be hard, but there is comradery.

    Cons

    Hours: I feel like one of countless baby birds clamoring for mama bird's attention. Sure, in the beginning, you are tempted with the average 20-25 hrs/wk during the period in order to qualify for benefits. But there are so many people working at a store that the benefits start with shift leaders. Kind of felt like a scam after a while.

    Responsibilities: How can anyone move so quickly and gracefully? Drink lots of coffee of course....but more coffee than you can handle will get you in trouble! It's hard to get a bathroom break in the middle of the rush. Forget it soldier!

    Advice to Management

    Hire less people so you don't have to have so many with cut hours. But hire more people who can commit 25+ hours for at least a year.


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