Starbucks Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits even for part time employees (in 452 reviews)

  • You also get to enjoy a nice perk of receiving a free pound of coffee or tea each week (in 230 reviews)

Cons
  • No existence of work life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • District managers in the Dallas area are amazingly susceptible to engaging in this gossip - it would be comical if it weren't just sad (in 140 reviews)

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    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock options. Paid college tuition for those without a bachelor degree. Good work/life balance. They really do listen to your ideas/feedback,etc.

    Cons

    Better pay. The benefits are great, but $8.51 an hour is not enough for a barista to live on. I've lost some great peoe to better paying jobs. Customers can be difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your partners. A clearer path to getting promoted. It's frustrating to see external hires when you have so many great partners that want to promote but are not given the guidance/classes to develop into those roles.


  2. Starbucks in Denver

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    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hours ability to advance lots of free coffee college benefits regular tips respected brand

    Cons

    low pay stressful working environment frustrating scheduling system lots of frustrating customers difficult feedback system

    Advice to Management

    Pay increases need to be implemented across the board. Scheduling needs to take the employee into account more often.


  3. Siren slave

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers Plenty of opportunities Weekly/Daily mark outs Tips

    Cons

    Labor can change at any moment

    Advice to Management

    Management should definitely rethink the annual pay raises introduced earlier this year, I recently just ended my 4 year run with the company. The job was fun, but with the daily demand a partner goes through everyday it's definitely not worth continuing. Hard work being repaid by the ridiculously sad amount management considers a raise.


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  5. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Northglenn, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Northglenn, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with great partners, benefits and values.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be difficult as a salaried postion.


  6. Barista

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Environment -Fun People -Free Drinks -Great benefits -Flexible Scheduling -Incentive to meet sales goals -Can be used as a great transitional/networking job.

    Cons

    -Rude Customers -Very corporate setting -Sometimes have to deal with "Starbucks Snobs" -If you don't like waking up at 4:30 in the morning, this job is probably not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to make the work environment encouraging and fun. Even though it's a corporate setting coffee house, do your best to make individuals feel valued and involved in the location's success.


  7. SUCKS

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    Current Employee - Barista in Arvada, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Arvada, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, you get to find out how to make drinks, semi easy work enviorment

    Cons

    crazy rules, even worse customers. Prepare to get yealled at a lot.


  8. Barista

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Tips every week Friendly customers and workers Short hours depending on availability

    Cons

    Rude customers Bad management most of the time Lazy co workers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to acknowledge the people that put all of their effort into making the store run smooth and great! especially closers


  9. Beneficial

    Former Employee - Barista in Sedalia, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Sedalia, CO

    I worked at Starbucks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, fast-paced environment, great benefits

    Cons

    training could have been more in-depth


  10. Good Demanding Company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Reviews are not often enough.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.



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