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Good first job.

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

I have been working at Starbucks

Pros

Fast track to management and corporate roles.

Cons

frequent schedule changes
a lot of employees have a who cares attitude

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Nice Place to Work, With Some Reservations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Barista in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits.
    Decent Atmosphere.
    Good for those that like to converse or hate desk jobs.
    Good fun learning about products and services.

    Cons

    Somewhat Physically Demanding In Many Stores.
    Store fairness is based entirely on the manager.
    Senior Management Immune to Complaints.
    Customers, regardless of your kindness, can be just plain mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your partners, seriously. If I come and tell you a problem I have with my store manager, don't just tell the store manager and walk away. Really?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tolerate the Nonsense for the Benefits and Flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in La Canada Flintridge, CA

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for part-time (at least 20 hours/week) employees including medical, dental, vision, 401 (k), paid time off, stock options, and even tution reimbursement. The company has a whole does its best to provide a sense of community and unity within its employees with regular store meetings, employee satisfaction surveys, etc. Very flexible hours. A 30% employee discount (40% around Christmastime). OKAY pay increases. Stores open around 5:00am and close around 12:00am, so there is a wide window for work availability.

    Cons

    If you work hard and are a perfectionist, you may find yourself getting extremely frustrated. This is a DIRTY job. You will sweat. You will hustle. You will panic. You will encounter some of the most obscene and disgusting messes. For three years, I often found myself cleaning up after other peoples' (nubes, lazies) messes. This work is the farest thing from rewarding. Upper management can be distant and condescending. If you end up working at least 20 hours a week at a busy store, you will be exhausted much of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more communicative with your employees. Provide more thorough and frequent reviews and check-ins. Don't try to become everybody's friend.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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