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Excellent for PT/FT Partners but not so much for SM

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits & culture. Huge team oriented culture. High caliber people that really care about their jobs - for the most part.

Cons

Politics. Change is constant and good but they try to implement too much at once rather than timing things effectively. Floor sets and promos generally go hand in hand but they always tag extra things into those roll-outs which increase complexity and make it difficult for the team to fully embrace. It is almost as if the company is too big and there are so many opinionated people in positions that affect stores forcing their agendas (program changes) to happen all at once. It really puts a lot of added stress on leadership and that stress trickles down to the teams. It's unfortunate because they lose great candidates as a result.

Advice to Management

Take a deep breath and take a step back. Develop a stronger action plan to integrate all of these new processes and ways of doing things. Also, each major program change takes time to implement effectively. Stores really need practice to make perfect. Also, favoritism needs to stop. I have personally had 8 DMs in 3 1/2 years. There is a reason for this. The realignments and people movement meant I had to prove myself over and over again. Of those 8 there are only 4 that I truly respected and admired. You need to stop rewarding people that only talk the talk and play the game and focus on those that generate results. The same can be said for Store Managers. Some are better at schmoozing and talking the talk but they don't generate results with integrity. High volume stores can hide a lot of flawed leaders - low volume stores have SMs that really bust their behinds and have to run a very tight ship. Focus on those managers - they are the stars and there are a lot more of them.

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  1. Avoid at all costs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Cardiff, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Cardiff, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None really, besides drinks at first until you realize they are all over sugared liquid candy. i guess benefits if you are over 60+ like most people that work there. oh and being off work is definitely a pro

    Cons

    everything from walking into the store to working basically

    Advice to Management

    95% of the people that work at Starbucks are not planning on working there our whole lives.


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    Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn how to be a business owner. Learn skills that will further your career.

    Cons

    Poor District Management, "Upper Management to the top are too close in their personal lives and it affects the business on an employee level"


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