Peet's

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4 people found this helpful  

a testiment to mental fortitude

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Employee in Emeryville, CA

Pros

Awesome individuals/co-workers once you're below the "Director" level (though a few awesome Directors as well). The product (coffee) is some of the best you'll ever have, and there are some amazing people involved with that. Job duties can be challenging/stimulating on occasion.

Cons

Too much of a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality among upper mgmt. An amazing inability to communicate between departments, with no apparent desire to correct. Sooooo much $$ wasted on projects that are not beneficial to the company as a whole. The demands and expectations on the rank and file vs. the level of compensation/benefits are so skewered it's laughable - like it should be an honor to work at Peet's. The company expouses a desire for "work/life balance", yet completely ignores this the minute it's inconvenient. Your opportunity for advancement is mostly predicated on internal politics, not your ability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

practice what you preach. if not, and you're gonna be contradictory plus take advantage of your employees, how about just being upfront about it?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Peet's

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Wellesley, MA

    Pros

    Free products
    Quality product, employees care about what they are selling
    Company puts a lot of effort into educating employees about products

    Cons

    You will smell strongly of coffee grounds after shifts
    Early mornings can be tough to get used to
    Might become an coffee snob
    Nature of workplace- can be very busy at times, will likely encounter difficult customers (must like customer service)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Coffee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    I received a paycheck and got tips. Coworkers seemed nice enough, but catty.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and not well. Changed managers during my employment.

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