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Helpful (1)

made great friends, worked with a great team, and met alot of great customers.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Warminster, PA
Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Warminster, PA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

benefits are great and holidays you get time and a half

Cons

number and value of raises were low

Advice to Management

leasdership was great when i worked there however some of the districk managers seemed a bit bitchy and not nice or understanding

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (1)

    Alright job, but just needs a little more "oomph" (oomph equaling to money).

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - The Life of the Barista in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - The Life of the Barista in Las Vegas, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although I don't personally have these myself, Starbucks provides an adequate amount of benefits for its employees--something that isn't seen often in a most part-time job locations. The hours are very flexible, and, if needed, management is more than willing to help provide extended times off. Also, since it IS a Starbucks, there are many around within one city. From that, it can be said that it will be easy to find a location that is convenient to the employer. Great job for a student, or just about anyone that needs a part-time job!

    Cons

    The company itself (aka corporate) expect too much out of the baristas from what little pay they give you. They don't even pay the minimum wage known to most places, since it is a job that deals with tips. However, talking with some people who work at other places with tips, it seems that Starbucks partners (what they call their employees) make less than the average minimum pay. One can start off around $7 and something cents, and then only make approximately $2 in tip with each other. Now, compare that with a waitress who can easily make $4 an hour in tip with their single customer. People might say that it's because baristas don't have to do as much. THAT IS WRONG. Partners are expected to do TOO much in what little time/pay they are allowed. That involves (and is not limited to) deep cleaning, "regular" cleaning, dating every-single-little thing brought into the store, and the "just-say-yes" policy. Oh, not to mention those EXTREMELY cranky customers that come in FREQUENTLY, and feel as if it is okay to yell (yes, I said yell) and disrespect the barista who is trying their hardest to make their stay as comfortable as possible. However, the corporate at Starbucks expects baristas to be able to do every little command demanded to them while (AT THE SAME TIME) cleaning, serving customers, making drinks, dealing with unhappy people all within a 6-8 hour shift that pays minimum wage. Oh, and not only does Starbucks partners have to deal with a regular health inspector, they have to deal with the QASA (a specialized person/team that Starbucks personally hires to further inspect EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY of the store) and expects the store to get over a 95%ish in order for it be considered "passing". If not, not only do the people working at the time get written up, but the whole store does. It's pretty ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, working at Starbucks is alright, despite my rant in the "con" section. It's just that corporate needs to back off a little bit and give its partners some breathing room, ESPECIALLY with the low pay they're providing. Overworking someone without equal compensation = bad.


  2. Great experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to have a flexible work schedule, stock options, benefits, tips for hourly, bonus for management, free coffee while work, etc.

    Cons

    Continued reduced labor over the years with additional time-consuming beverages, accountability is not always upheld at store/district level, starting pay for new hires not as competitive as it once was

    Advice to Management

    Lean principles in theory are fantastic, the issue occurs when it is rolled down to the regional and district level it begins to fall apart. Regional management takes a clear and concise initiative and interprets in their own fashion.


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