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Starbucks Reviews in Greenville, SC

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
5,361 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best part of working there were the benefits offered to 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
  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible to achieve until you've gained experience (in 131 reviews)

  • While I was with the company, there was a huge turnaround with district managers (in 140 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a career but it's ok

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    Current Employee - Partner in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Partner in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    The company is generous with free drinks, products and product discounts to employees.

    Cons

    Training is a big joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling is desperately needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Given the right middle management, this can be a good company to work for. It's a great place to network.

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    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Store culture is great, flexible, healthcare, gain great coffee and business knowledge, great place to network, discounts and perk are good. Overall, is a decent place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but you can make "ok" money once you get into management. Too much middle management trying to justify their jobs. They claim to be "out of box" thinkers and want new ideas but there usually repercussions for doing so...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house on your district and regional level management! There are too many layers between the man at the top: with great ideas, vision and passion for what the company is suppose to be. The message gets so diluted by the time it reaches the store level-you know the level in where the money is made, provides the 2nd place and keeps the customers coming back-these mid-level manager are just trying to justify their jobs without actually producing anything. Focus on your store managers and store partners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Shift Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, interactive and interpersonal environment, fast-paced, get to know coworkers and customers on an informal level.

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistent schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Fun environment, great for college students or part-time insurance coverage.

    Cons

    all your clothes smell like coffee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for providing insurance and 401K packages to part-time folks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    The health benefits they offer.You get a free pound of coffee or tea every week. Discount on product you buy.

    Cons

    Some of the customers you get are a pain in the neck.The pay is not that good.Sometimes tips are under a $1 an hour!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really enjoy working with those they have placed in management and the shifts.They seem to be well informed.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Starbucks

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    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good team, nice enviroment

    Cons

    low pay, food service, changing schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It can be fun/good job, unless you have poor management or you don't keep your mouth shut.

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    Former Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Insurance, good pay, stock options, discounts, customers are for the most part joys to work for.

    Cons

    The way they employ management is based on who you know. Not experience in some areas. Some managers don't have the experience needed. They wouldn't have schedules done in timely fashion. Don't listen. And, aren't very tactful with the way they say things. Managers should be very cautious how they say things sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk negatively about employees (behind their back) to other employees. Don't give answers unless 100% certain. Don't be hypocritical.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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