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Good company to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Barista in Rocklin, CA
Former Employee - Barista in Rocklin, CA

I worked at Starbucks

Pros

I think that Starbucks is a good company to work for because they care about their employees. It was voted one of Fortune 500's best companies to work for in 2008 because of the benefits they give to their employees. The work is hard sometimes but the the store I work for fosters an atmosphere of trust and respect most of the time.

Cons

The customers at the Bucks are probably the worst part. There are those people who are real pains in the butt and don't care how they treat you, as long as they get their daily caffeine fix. Granted there are bad customers in any business you work in, but for some reason out of all the places I have worked (5 total) the Starbucks customers seemed to be the worst.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

That, contrary to popular belief, sometimes employees are more important than the customer

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Great coffee, good people, but the future is uncertain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great brand -- Starbucks will survive the current recession and thrive when consumer confidence returns.

    Good people -- even though a good deal of talent has left the company in the last year, there are still smart committed people at Starbucks.

    Cons

    Sr Leadership is making confusing choices. Lot's of windy pronouncements have been made since Howard returned as CEO. Many of the directions and strategies introduced become diffuse and lost direction very quickly.

    Mediocre compensation

    Doesn't really support professional development

    Perhaps over-committed to CSR. It doesn't seem middle class consumers have stuck with Starbucks just because it's a 'good' company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should Howard be CEO at this point in the company's life cycle? He's a great entrepreneur, but perhaps not a great leader.

    Stay focused on fixing food.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    i love my job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Barista in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    free coffee and good people

    Cons

    none i loke this job alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider everyones feelings

    Approves of CEO
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