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Barista

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Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

This is a great company to work for! It is a perfect job for students or young people who are looking for customer service or general work experience. I took a job here when I moved back home after graduating college and even though I thought I was underemployed, I do not regret the decision for a second. Starbucks offers flexible hours with mostly friendly and young people. The company offers incredible benefits for only part-time work and even offers some tuition reimbursement.

Cons

It can be tough to get hours if you aren't a supervisor or are willing to work at multiple locations when they need someone. Like much of the food service industry, the job requires a lot of hard work (and often fake smiles) for very little compensation. Customers who are caffeine or sleep deprived can be a pain at times and you just have to learn to deal with it.

Advice to Management

Pay supervisors more. They do middle management level work with little wage increase.
Keep up the good work!

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  1. Great environment, poor choices.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very fast paced environment with outlets for creativity. They provide excellent benefits and a flexible schedule. Most if the employees are fun and easy going but they know how together work done. This is a job for a multitasker.

    Cons

    Often times upper management adds to the workload without increasing hours to match the labor needs, leading to overworked employees. Also, it is near impossible to reach a management position, regardless of your feats. It seems they only hire externally OR promote people who know how to smooth talk, without the ability to back it up.

    Advice to Management

    You've got tremendous potential to be an even more profitable company with the happiest employees around. HOWEVER, learn to recongnize your internal talent and build on that. Hiring externally leads to stores who meet numbers but fail health and safety standards and sacrifice product quality due to a severe lack of knowledge.


  2. great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    tattoo dress reviews grinder smell trucks drive thru cold bad customers boss computers network some people restrooms timeframe early mornings late nights

    Advice to Management

    enjoy


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