Peet's
3.3 of 5 129 reviews
www.peets.com Emeryville, CA 5000+ Employees

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Not what I was expecting...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Emeryville, CA

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 Senior ManagementDoing 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.

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    A competent college job.

    Retail Sales and Barista (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Peet's


    Pros: Peet's offers a lot of flexibility in regards to scheduling, teaches a… Cons: Peet's once provided part time benefits such as stock options for their part-time employees… Advice to Senior Management: 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Constantly micro-managed by horrible management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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