Port City Java

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Port City Java Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
6 Reviews
3.7
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Port City Java was my first job, and I absolutely loved it!

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    Former Employee - Barista in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Barista in Cary, NC

    I worked at Port City Java part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked that it was a smaller chain coffee shop. They still had the artisan espresso maker vs. the new automatic machines. The coffee and recipes were very unique and original and our customers had a deep appreciation for that. A majority of our customers were every day regulars because we treated everyone like family. I still remember some of them going out of their way to bring us Christmas presents or birthday presents. We had the best team working there especially my manager, and in my two years there never once did I dread going to work.

    Cons

    When the economy got bad, unfortunately the shop I was working at was one of the ones that closed down. All of the rest of the shops were back in Wilmington. I completely changed career paths because it just wouldn't be the same working at any other coffee house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wake up and Smell the coffee

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    Current Employee - Barista in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Barista in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Port City Java part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - most managers are awesome
    - flexible with schedules and hours
    - friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - tips suck at most locations
    - don't offer benefits but then again it's hard to find a place in Wilmington that does
    - hard to get shifts covered

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company Culture, Poor Execution at Local Locations

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    Former Employee - Barista in Morehead City, NC
    Former Employee - Barista in Morehead City, NC

    I worked at Port City Java full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being a barista was a great job to support myself in college off of. I like the warm environment corporate has tried to establish. We were not allowed to refer to people as "customers" but only as "guests." The home-like, friendly ideals of PCJ are in the right place but are not present at many of the local stores.

    Cons

    I have nothing personal against the organization, just a unique experience... I had a supervisor who only hired attractive brunette females. After spending a year there with a previous employer, I watched my male and non-brunette female co-workers trickle out as their hours were cut or they began to be dissatisfied with the work environment. As I soon became the senior employee, I thought that I was next in line for a slight pay increase as a shift leader or possibly assistant manager. Instead, another young brunette was hired to fill the position on the spot. Unfortunately for her, she dyed her hair blonde before her first day and did not receive any preferential treatment! After getting my savings to a decent point, I quit because despite my loyalty and hard work ethic, I too noticed that my hours began to be slashed to make room for more incompetent eye candy for my boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oversee the actions of store managers more carefully before a great brand could fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    my first job

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    Former Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Port City Java part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice boss, flexible time and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    money is not as good as being a engineer.

  6.  

    Decent place to work!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Port City Java

    Pros

    Great place to work, extremely oriented towards driving quality.

    Cons

    Over-load and over-dose of work at times.

  7.  

    not much to say

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    Current Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Port City Java part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the time is flexiable and you can arrange you schedule based on your own schedule

    Cons

    the pay is very low i think, and it is really tired to stand for many hours

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