Starbucks Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
4,763 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best part of working there were the benefits offered to part time employees (in 434 reviews)

  • You also get to enjoy a nice perk of receiving a free pound of coffee or tea each week (in 219 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible to achieve until you've gained experience (in 123 reviews)

  • While I was with the company, there was a huge turnaround with district managers (in 133 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun exciting environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The team members and customers made the job fun.

    Cons

    It can get very hectic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the current direction. Things are going well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Barista or slave?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As you will always hear no matter where you go, the benefits for starbucks out rank any company and to provide you with those they pay the least amount possibly for the most extensive type of labor.

    Cons

    You will work endlessly under dictatorship and it wont seem that bad if your tweaked on coffee. To promote you must be favored by your shift supervisor and i have covered 5 stores and seen management very heavily abused. Work for a real cafe the corporate coffee world has no taste no class and the only value is the seconds it takes to make your drink and what partner number you are in the file pulling real work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within the company you have people with so much potential more then what belongs to a coffee shop and i know more baristas that go home with their heads down making poor money then coming to work with a smile saying this company has really done something for their lives. We donate and help the community dont forget your baristas may even need hep as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great P/T benes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get insurance at only 20 hours/week; flexible p/t schedule; stock options for everyone.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be dirty and grueling... you make coffee and help customers, but also have to clean the bathrooms. Some customers can be REALLY demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give seniority more compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great gap filler for transplants or for those in between professions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I spent a year and a half as a Barista at my Starbucks. It was great, but for many reasons other than compensation. If you can survive on being a barista for a year to a year and a half, you'll be connected with your city, be it new or current, in a brand new way. Guess who needs coffee? Tons of people who probably do something professionally you might also enjoy and be in the market for. Smile, chat, sling some fraps, and you'd be surprised at the number of valuable connections you make!

    Cons

    At some point you'll need to make more money. I can't say anything about the management track, but I'm sure even that is solid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    starbucks is a passionate company that cares deeply for it's partners.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fabulous, the partners make it worth it, the product is the highest quality and it's leaders make it easy to do your job correctly.

    Cons

    priorities are always changing and in the fast pace world of starbucks this can be a challenge for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your partners encouraged by being honest and positive, even when faced with an opportunity. Consistently acknowledge your partners performance with great recognition tools that starbucks provides.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for during college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My experience with Starbucks has been really positive so far. The regulars, great co-workers and management, customer service skills have all been beneficial to me, and I love the coffee incentives (free markouts every week).

    Cons

    Rude customers that you have to please, and a low starting wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see more team building out side of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn to make drinks. Cash register system is easy as well.

    Cons

    No one cares about you. Job training was not job training, it was more about listening to my 'managers' personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step it up!! Get real, this is a job not a drama center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Corperate Versus Licensed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Benifits, Scheduling, Tips, Hotel Incentives, and Flexability

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Training, Demading Customer Clientel, Excessive attantion to Details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve money issues that is associated with sharing a licensing agreement. Interaction with basitas on the floor is essential as a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    operations manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    benefits, the people, and coffee

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, not much room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very helpful crew

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Part Time in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    team members were very helpful

    Cons

    customers can be cruel sometimes but understandable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more in-house promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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