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Excellent company for driven, young individuals

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

(1) Benefits - Starbucks was one of the first to offer health insurance to it's part time partners and it's a very nice package. Free coffee and tips are a nice plus.
(2) High expectations - Starbucks asks a lot of you. Starbucks thinks you're worth more and they push you.
(3) Mobility - You can work anywhere in the world and moving up is a totally realistic scenario.
(4) Fun - You meet every flavor of person in the world and make new friends everyday. I used to be painfully shy and Starbucks helped me come out of my shell.

Cons

(1) Upper-upper management - Lately it seems like they've had a shift to where they have very short-sighted goals and put a ton of pressure on store managers which then seeps down the ladder to baristas.
(2) Orny customers - Some of them will say very hurtful things and be outrageously demanding but how you handle it will speak volumes to your store manager.
(3) Physically demanding - This job isn't easy by a long shot. You have be prepared to be on the move your entire shift.
(4) Micro-managing - Some district and regional managers don't let store managers lead and they will nag about the most inane things like placement of small objects and signage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your store managers. Stop taking foolish risks like LaBoulange and GLS and Playbook. Let your stores flourish on their own.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    great starting job.

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

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    usually very rewarding. awesome perks. possibility for a small raise every six months. great people. customers who genuinely share their appreciation. strong sense of community. the company really does care about the employees. weekly tips. knowing you're involved in something that strives for the closest to best it can be.

    Cons

    customers sometimes forget baristas are actual people. it can be really hard to get shifts covered in emergencies, sometimes even forcing ill partners to work. as a barista (and probably as a shift as well), it's definitely not a salary i could live off of if i were paying for rent/utilities/etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    something definitely needs to be done so sick partners don't ever end up working if they can't find coverage, like an on-call barista system, or something. also, where i am the starting salary for a barista is 8.50, which is a dollar more than minimum wage, but it is not enough to live off of and even with their raises most of the partners i know are working one or two additional jobs to support themselves, making them sicker, more exhausted, discouraged and generally less valuable as starbucks employees.

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  2.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced, friendly atmosphere. Great employees and great benefits

    Cons

    It is retail so dealing with crabby customers is a given but the amazing regulars make up for it.

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