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A great company where you are constantly learning

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Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Seattle, WA

I worked at Starbucks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great place to work with. You have to make the most of it and if you go to work with a good attitude, no day seems bad!

Cons

You have to be very intentional with your manager about climbing up the ladder. Managers need to be more upfront about letting their baristas know they see potential for growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think sometimes managers are trying to "climb the ladder" as well, and sometimes gets caught up in their own development and forgets to develop their own partners.

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    Good First Job/ College Job

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks  in  Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Farmingdale, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefit options (min 20 hours a week for Health Insurance) and hour choices. This is the ideal job for a college student; whether you work in the Morning & take night classes or work nights and take AM classes, there are hours for you. Tuition reimbursement and opportunities to be promoted to Shift Supervisor looks great on your resume. 30% Employee discount and free drinks during shifts. You will build strong relationships with your co-workers (partners) and they will live close to you.

    Cons

    You're a legalized drug dealer; people are not understanding when it comes to their coffee/caffeine. Be prepared to deal with irate customers often and to keep your composure. The company will rarely take your side, like all retail companies "The customer is always right." Busy stores are stressful, you will be expected to help a high volume of customers under a small amount of time, you will need to handle the stress well or will not enjoy this job. Taking off weekends and holidays is next to impossible. You will most likely work Christmas/Thanksgiving. The highest volume stores I've worked in often don't have the time or coverage to give you all your breaks, that means 7-8 hours on your feet in high stress and high volume shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the volume of your stores. Do not hold your store managers responsible for over staffing the floor on weekends; they know what they are doing. Barista's who have been at Starbucks for years are often over worked but also incredibly knowledgeable about your customer base, reach out to them and get insight on new policy ideas or marketing campaigns.

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    Great, if you want to move up in retail and can play politics.

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Bridgeport, CT

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of fun to work with dedicated and hilarious co-workers. People who put real effort in and aren't working for just a paycheck make it worthwhile, and there usually is room to move up if you're willing to work a lot harder.

    Cons

    The company expects a lot of everyone, but not everyone pulls their weight. Pay could be better for the expectations, especially as you move up. A shift supervisor may only make a dollar more than a barista.

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