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Good for a corporate job.

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Current Employee - Retail Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Retail Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Peet's

Pros

Really good coffee, which is free for employees any time....employees get lots of free product
Customers at this location tip pretty well
Corporate ridiculousness is present, but enforcement is minimal
Health insurance is affordable, good
Flexible scheduling
Most regular customers are pretty cool
Company supports small farmers, sustainable practices
Peet's generally hires intelligent, interesting people with personality, not corporate drones

Cons

Although it doesn't pay terribly for the type of job it is, it's still a low level retail job where you have to work pretty hard and go home tired while making just enough money for the essentials. Advancement is possible but you have to talk the corporate talk pretty convincingly, of course, perhaps more so than be thoroughly competent. And pretty much devote years to the company working for very little money, before moving up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate: employees don't want to take on more responsibility without getting paid more. "Development" should equal raises. 90-95% of your employees are retail staff or shift leads, neither of which make hardly any money. Most of them do not see Peet's as a career, only a during-college or between-jobs job. Opportunities for advancement are minimally important to most; good work environment and getting paid more now is most important. Trim total labor hours and give raises/more hours to the hardest workers. Keeping employees happy cuts back drastically on all that money you spend on training and all the money you lose because of errors made by new staff. Not to mention all the directly-unquantifiable things, like customers having bad experiences with inexperienced, under-trained employees, and getting a bad impression of the company. Keeping the good employees happy and minimizing turnover will make you more money in the end, guaranteed. The 10 to 20 cent raises we all got, this year? Not even keeping up with inflation, guys. We're the face of the company. Pay us to smile.

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  1.  

    it is what it is

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    Former Employee - Barista  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Peet's

    Pros

    company has great prestige in san francisco coffee industry so others think you have a good job

    Cons

    in reality you just have an entry level grunt job but if thats what youre looking for and wiling to settle for, then great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you seem to be making good money for the company so who am i to say anything

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    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, KY

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    Lot's of growth opportunities. Excellent training available. High level of competence of the staff. Informed their employees well of products.

    Cons

    can be busy, overwhelming, hours are long and early. The tips are split over the entire week and factored by hour so if you work a lot of mornings, you are jipped of your tips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent job, might want to focus more on encouraging hard-working employees with obvious potential who might not have the confidence to pursue leadership roles on their own.

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