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My store made it worth it

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Barista in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Barista in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Close bonds with coworkers and manager
Cozy atmosphere, was my 3rd place even as an employee
Able to pick up shifts from other stores, flexible shifts which was great with school
My store wasn't as rigid as other stores, probably because of it's location
Free drinks and mark out each week
Learned a lot about coffee
Many of our regualr customers were great, good tippers as well
Benefits for part time workers

Cons

Some customers were extremely innappropriate and rude, but there wasn't a lot that we felt we could do based on Starbucks policy that the customer is always right--sometimes they really aren't, and they take advantage
Our store had a lot of unstable homeless folks coming in constantly, as well as drug activity in the area. We were also held up twice, and corporate didn't really show much concern besides having us close up an hour earlier at night. I believe this is what eventually led to the store being closed.

Advice to Management

You have a lot of talented people at the bottom--people who are being educated with bachelors and masters while working at your stores. You should better utlize your human capitol there, hire from within to corporate, since we already understand the culture and inner workings of the store.

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  1. Fast work, lots of fun, good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pays well for a starting job, enjoyable coworkers, flexible work hours, possibility for promotion, good discounts and benefits, all the coffee you can drink, free coffee every week

    Cons

    flexible work hours can result in awkward work hours - at work at 4 one morning and a few days later not getting off until 1 in the morning


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    Decent Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were excellent, the pay okay and there was free coffee each week. There was also room for growth, if you wanted it. I moved up to shift after 1 year and was offered the opportunity to move to assistant manager after the second year.

    Cons

    Some of those promoted sucked. There wasn't any consistencyy...some of us really wanted to do the work and enjoyed our jobs, so we did them well. Others were moved up simply because the stores needed a shift, which means you sometimes got crappy supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on consistency in management.


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