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It was alright

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

Pros

It has good benefits for this type of job, hours are (somewhat) flexible and nonstandard, for those who are into that. You also get some good perks (free drinks!)

Cons

There's a lot of red tape. It also really depends on what store you work at -- some are better than others. The pay is ok for part time but not really for a full time job.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Starbucks needs reform.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Barista in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    A real sense of team among the store employees was nice. Of course, this will vary from store to store.

    Cons

    No time off when you need it... ever... even when you're sick. It was impossible to find anyone willing or able to work for me when I needed it.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly, corporate Starbucks has screwed up by trying to optimize everything and taking all the guesswork out of customer service, instead making the job mechanical, rigid, and cold, which shows no faith in its employees. In the same breath, though, they tell you to "connect" with customers using an inflexible script. They've stripped their low-level employees of confidence all the while making their lives more miserable by optimizing scheduling (not hiring part-time, flexible employees who are able to cover shifts). This was the case when I worked there, at least. I apologize if this is no longer the case.


  2. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Pasco, WA
    Current Employee - Barista in Pasco, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing (way better compared to others). Job is fun! Fast-paced. (makes the day fly by) Never bored (when you finally get a break from customers you are running to stock and clean)

    Cons

    Very high expectations from management for the pay you receive. Don't expect management to praise you. Grow thick skin because customers can be extremely rude!

    Advice to Management

    Start sucking up early! Don't let the pay hold you back from being the very best you can be because you won't excel.


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