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4 people found this helpful  

It is what it is

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Current Employee - Shift Lead  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Shift Lead in San Jose, CA

Pros

It's a good place to work. Nice customers, fun atmosphere, cool culture. Great benefits and perks. Flexible scheduling for the most part.

Cons

Sometimes management is cliquish and will choose to promote based on personal preference rather than merit or time put in. Overall a good company, but I wish that HQ would spend more time perfecting speciality coffee and tea rather than adding a bunch of new products and sugary drinks. I feel like it has gone from Peet's Coffee and Tea to Peet's Oatmeal and Freddos....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to your employees and what they need.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Peet's

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Crap.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    *Free Half Pound of Coffee every week
    * Kick ^%* Discount card (free drip coffee or ice tea half off everything else)
    *Get serious experience with Inventory Control
    * Learn alot about the coffee industry, and it's origins

    Cons

    So to begin Shift Lead's get the shortest stick of all. Shift leader's are the cash controller 24/7. Shift Leader's also are almost entirely responsible for inventory control ( in short you count the beans, order the beans, put away the beans, sell the beans, get in trouble if there is not enough beans, repeat). Shift Leader's also are responisible for supervising the new employees training. Shift leader's are also responsible for peer coaching. So I know what your begining to wonder, "what exsactly does the manager do?" Well just a little shy of nothing. They are responsible for making the schedule and dishing out the rest of the store responsibilities to the Shift Leader. And Last but not least the pay is crappy, and the annual "raises" that they rant and rave about are between a 1% and 5% raise. Also Peet's just got bought out by an overseas German Billionaire. Yikes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting the Shift Leads run the store, give them better raises to create and incentive to do more. The Shift leads are amazing throughout the company, although Peet's Upper management admits this they do nothing about it and pay the leads crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An acceptable part-time job with numerous avoidable problems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Associate  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Associate in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, discounted coffee/tea, good initial training

    Cons

    Disorganized atmosphere, confused scheduling issues, general under-appreciation of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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