Peet's Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Dave Burwick
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Pros
  • Quality product, employees care about what they are selling (in 11 reviews)

  • Committed to employees' unique attributes and their work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Some issues should be taken on by the store manager since they are suppose to be the leaders for shift leads and other employees (in 12 reviews)

  • They offer health care for part time but it's so expensive that it's hard to reap the benefits (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A great place to get coffee and build a long term career.

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

    I have been working at Peet's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coffee and tea. Coming from a string of dot com and Silicon Valley companies Peet's is significantly more laid back. It's a great company that believes in its product. Everyone ar Peet's believes in the brand and the company does a great job of getting everyone educated on coffee and tea no matter what department you work in. People are generally understanding of each other and quite accommodating when it comes to time pressures with respect to a healthy work-life balance. Peet's has stayed true to its core values. The CEO and Leadership seem to have a good vision for the company and are very accessible to the employees.

    Cons

    Terrible holiday schedule (like 6 holidays per year) if you work at the home office. Stock options are only granted after 1 year of working based on your performance review unless you are a Director level or above.

    Advice to Management

    Change the holiday schedule. Give out stock options and engage the employees' entrepreneurial spirit.


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, KY

    I have been working at Peet's

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of growth opportunities. Excellent training available. High level of competence of the staff. Informed their employees well of products.

    Cons

    can be busy, overwhelming, hours are long and early. The tips are split over the entire week and factored by hour so if you work a lot of mornings, you are jipped of your tips.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job, might want to focus more on encouraging hard-working employees with obvious potential who might not have the confidence to pursue leadership roles on their own.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Perks, great people!

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

    I have been working at Peet's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very nice and engaging; there is work to be done, and we want to do it.

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive for the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people competitively; keep listening; expand retail presense to support Grocery.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Entertaining, fast-paced, interesting environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    working with the best coffee around

    Cons

    early openings and small tips


  6. Loved this job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Peet's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The coffee shop atmosphere at Peet's was great, as were the people. Would definitely recommend this job to anyone looking for part time work.

    Cons

    Specific to the location I worked at - a university setting - often led to unnecessary drama between management and university administration.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Peet's full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Positive working environment, fun every day!

    Cons

    Doesn't pay regular (non management) employees enough to retain long term

    Advice to Management

    Not enough stores to find promotional opportunities unless you live in CA


  8. Good experience, excellent company

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

    I have been working at Peet's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    On your feet a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  9. Awesoeme!

    Current Employee - Barista in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Barista in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Peet's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People who work there Company teaches you a lot Customers are fun when you get to know them

    Cons

    Hard work while you're there Minimum wage for the most part Busy Store


  10. Fun and entertaining!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Peet's part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They have the best coffee, great people, great customers, I enjoyed going to work everyday.

    Cons

    I smelled like coffee every night when I went home.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at Peets

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    Stay busy, social, interesting people

    Cons

    Tiring, dirty, low pay for the work



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