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An upbeat, challenging learning experience

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Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Glen Ridge, NJ
Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Glen Ridge, NJ

I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Supportive company. Looks out for its employees. They have what's called a Cup Fund that you can apply for if you are suffering a financial hardship. I applied when I was struggling to pay the rent and they helped me out. I worked with some really interesting people and got to know a lot of people in my community. We were a friendly, upbeat staff that genuinely cared about each other and our customers.

Cons

You have to clean the bathrooms and it can be a fairly disgusting job

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced but fun, can be pretty stressful

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    Current Employee - Barista in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Barista in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    LOVE the coffee benefits! Free drinks during shifts and free coffee every week. Tips are great if you're in the right area. The regular customers are usually a blast and make up for the snotty ones. I have made several lifetime friends from my time at the Bux! Benefits are great and you can get them with even part time work.

    Cons

    Unrealistic upselling expectations. Can be pretty stressful during peak times. Some managers (most) expect you to constantly be smiling even when you have a snake of cups from here to China to finish in 30 seconds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unrealistic expectation of upselling things like "Via" and pastries. Seriously... if people want it they will ask for it... it's right in front of them. Let us show our tattoos & noserings (as long as they're not vulgur) - we are HUMANS! Stop making us all be drones!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Barista in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Concord, CA

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Above average pay
    - Lots of employee benefits
    - Transfers easy to get
    - Positive work environment
    - Treats employees with respect

    Cons

    - Work environment could sometimes be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue treating your employees with respect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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