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On a growth track

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Current Employee - Operations in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Operations in Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Peet's full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

There is such a huge upswing in what is possible carrer wise at Peet's. There are flexible options for work outside of the office and you can really take your development in your own hands.

Cons

They don't always promote the best people for jobs, or it seems like the interview process is meant to place a specific person before the process really starts. The pay increases are very small as well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A Good Place to Grow

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    Current Employee - Barista/Sales Associate in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Barista/Sales Associate in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Peet's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good company that does try to take care of its employees, awesome discount, health insurance if you work enough hours a week, and the best 401k plan I've seen in retail. I personally had an awesome manager for all three years I was there. The environment can be hectic and challenging, but incredibly rewarding to you if you don't exclusively find happiness in your bank account. You can learn how to really talk and listen to anyone, and learn how to stay cool under pressure.

    Cons

    One raise a year on a fixed percentage scale, so it's difficult to earn financial rewards for hard work. Retail life is very stressful at the bottom, mostly because of co-workers who refuse to look out for each other. Too much complaining from co-workers who make their jobs stressful by thinking everything they have to do is not worth their time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow any level of employee to visit the roasting plant. Otherwise, this is obviously a growing company that is doing things right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Five years Retail/Shift Lead

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    Former Employee - Barista and Shift Lead in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Barista and Shift Lead in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Peet's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    somewhat flexible scheduling (if you are working part time). Some managers are good.

    Cons

    Increasing sales pressure from clueless and absent district managers, ridiculous marketing, crappy pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in employees, instead of treating them like disposable cattle. Management knows that the industry is transient. They claim to be a progressive employer, but really they don't expect or want you to stay long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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