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Great company

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Starbucks

Pros

The managers are always willing to help you no matter what

Cons

There will always be cons to a job. No job is perfect

Advice to Management

None at this moment

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  1. Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Lakewood, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing - even if you are working part-time. You are treated with respect from management and are invested into. If you want to work in another department my store manager was very receptive of the idea and helpful

    Cons

    No one seemed to like the Regional manager. He was not very personable.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation for entry-level baristas could be higher.

  2. Great Company To Work For!

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for part time workers (min hours required)
    Free pound of coffee every week
    Feeling like you a part of a team as a 'partner'

    Starbucks is an easy job once you learn how to make your first latte; after that everything will fall into place and you'll realize the only major differences in each drink is either the syrups used or technique.

    Also, once you learn how to make espresso drinks as a barista, it is a life long skill. You'll always remember who trained you, and what store you were in! With this knowledge, you can always make your own specialty drinks at home.

    Cleanup is fairly easy since there are few dishes to be washed; mostly it's about making sure all the counters, trash, and floors are clean. Much better than typical fast food grease; instead of smelling like a hamburger you'll smell like coffee which isn't necessarily a bad thing!

    Cons

    Pressure from shareholders forced managers to reduce labor during the 2006 holiday sales period. Later the following year, some stores were closed or restructured. In the years that have followed, they have made better decisions to sustain or exceed company growth.

    Low pay and promotion opportunities make it difficult to move up within the company. If you go from a shift supervisor to management, you must panel interview where they grill you on company values and ethic.

    Hours aren't too bad in most locations, especially if there is no drive thru. You can be working as early as 6 am and as late as 10 pm.; better than working a drive thru until 2 or 4 am!

    Advice to Management

    Offer better promotion opportunities for tenured partners who do their jobs well.

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