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Excellent company for driven, young individuals

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

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

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

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 Management

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. Good for part-time work only

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

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good benefits and most Baristas are easy going and great to work with. Hours can fairly work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel overworked for little pay. Being a college graduate, starting at minimum wage as a new Barista was a real downer. My work ethic tends to wear out as time continues since the hours can be tiresome (opening hours - hello sunrise!) and being short-staffed is a reoccurring situation.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the Store Managers more about direct communication with the Baristas. We hardly know of a current promotion or system change since we never have store meetings (which I thought was required?).


  2. Corperate Versus Licensed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benifits, Scheduling, Tips, Hotel Incentives, and Flexability

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Training, Demading Customer Clientel, Excessive attantion to Details.

    Advice to Management

    Solve money issues that is associated with sharing a licensing agreement. Interaction with basitas on the floor is essential as a manager.


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