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Dedicated people, but always short-staffed

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

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

Pros

It's great to work for a progressive company that is involved in improving the communities throughout its supply chain.

Cons

Teams are continuously understaffed. Workload continues to rise, while team sizes remain static. Salary and compensation are at the low end of the industry. Very limited company holidays, and minimal vacation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staffing and training need to be higher priorities. IT Professionals expect better healthcare and vacation packages.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It's exactly how you think it is...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Barista in Gas City, IN
    Current Employee - Barista in Gas City, IN

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

    Pros

    Benefits for part-time partners (insurance, stock gifts/options, 401(k) option) and the people make the experience worth it.

    Cons

    After working at three different store, I know leadership is not Sbux strong suit. And it will always be a service job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you try just a little bit, it can keep your store from going into chaos. Poor leadership leads to stores losing focus of the company: customers love for coffee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work at but not a lot of opportunity to grow in the company outside of Seattle.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working for Starbucks as a barista. I started at Starbucks since I was going to school full-time. The company has great benefits! You also get to enjoy a nice perk of receiving a free pound of coffee or tea each week. I have worked at four different stores and it has always been a great atmosphere and experience from management to the baristas.

    Cons

    Wages start at minimum wage plus tips. For a high-end coffee shop you would think it would be a bit higher in pay. People are easily paying $4 to $6 for a drink and easily walk out paying $10 to $20 for their coffee and food. Its not McDonald's you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I just finished my degree and live on the East coast. It would be nice to have opportunities in the company other than Seattle. Outside of Seattle there aren't may job choices accept for barista, shift manager, assistant manager and store manager.

    Also, why create an atmosphere for the customers to receive their drinks in lightning speed. There is a lot of push on the baristas to make the drinks so fast that the customers expect it and then when they don't receive it, they complain. What ever happened to just doing it in a timely manner. Our society demands "instant satisfaction" so much that nobody takes the time to just be patient. When management/customers push baristas to make these hand-crafted beverages at warp speed, customers are not going to receive a quality drink. For example, because of this"pressure", I have often seen most baristas make a macchiato like a cappuccino.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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