Starbucks Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Fantastic Company!

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    Former Employee - Barista in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating work environment. Unbelievable benefits.

    Cons

    Not intellectually challenging at the barista level. Can become tedious after 6 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good Demanding Company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great crew to work with. Nice benefits for restaurant business.

    Cons

    Reviews are not often enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. GREAT

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    Former Employee - Barista in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Had a fantastic work experience. Worked with a great team which made it very fun place to work. Busy location, and low pay.

    Cons

    Low pay, stressful. Salary barely enough to cover benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Starting wage not great but generally good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Barista in Glendale, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Glendale, CO

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Weekly coffee or tea markout, free food item per shift

    Cons

    Starting wage barely above minimum, raises supposed to come at 6 month review but you don't get it if there's a company wide yearly raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Better Pay

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    great benefits
    employees are great with each other
    free coffee

    Cons

    Awful hours
    Pay could be better
    upper management is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Partners better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good transitional job

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    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, flexible hours, fun work environment. Great if you're between careers or in school.

    Cons

    Shifts tend to skew early (for a night owl like me), customers can sometimes be irritating, constant hectic pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made your company great at the beginning: take care of your partners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I absolutely love the community that Starbucks creates.

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits!
    Great people
    1 pound of coffee a week!

    Cons

    Less competitive hourly wage than smaller coffee shops. Hard to get a raise. (due to excellent benefits!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. coffee

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Avon, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Avon, CO

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    free coffee and food sometimes
    social
    good structure
    fun
    good conversation
    keeps you moving

    Cons

    early hours
    no gym discounts
    california customers
    terrible people seem to stick in management rolls
    the random assessment drives the entire company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Shift Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customer and team relationships. If you like multitasking in fast settings and enjoy drinking free coffee all day this is the place to be! Benefits.

    Cons

    No time off. Pressured to never take any time off, constantly being asked to come in on days off, no OT. Store managers are usually focused more on the business than the partners. Low pay, usually low hours because they over staff. They will promote from within to a certain tier, always promising management but always falling short or running ASMs in circles so they eventually step down or leave company. Including myself, I've watched this happen with a at least a handful of people. Out of the many years i would with the company, only one person was able to get the management position, and they personally knew the DM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on partner relations and have a better understanding of what they want/need. I worked at a 3 different stores over the span of 7 years; Never given appreciation or thanks for going above and beyond.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. If you can thrive with mood swings, stress and no advancement, go for it.

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Grand Junction, CO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with, free coffee on breaks.

    Cons

    Low pay, stressed-out managers, moody supervisors, lots of gossip and ridiculously short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting control freaks into management, it kills the atmosphere and drives out more mature, older workers who would be much better for the company in the long run. Feels like a high school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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