Starbucks Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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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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  1. Good work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment! Has great benefits. Love the weekly and daily benefits of being a partner at Starbucks

    Cons

    No real cons at working at Starbucks. One could say that the base pay could be more.


  2. Past ASM.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours Easy to move up in the company Great pay for upper management (at least in my old district... It's different everywhere)

    Cons

    District Managers No work life balance once you get up to the ASM position: they only pay you for 40hrs but in reality you're there 50-60 doing the store managers Job.

    Advice to Management

    District Managers should focus on how the Store Managers are doing (sales, waste, etc) and spend less time harassing partners who are slinging coffee 39.99 hours per week for things so small as drinking water where a customer can see you.


  3. Very friendly company, good benefits, but does depend on the store.

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

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, free drinks and food. Easy and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Stressful at times. Fast paced environment. Varies a lot based on store.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is important for keeping teams healthy and happy.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Shift Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistent schedule.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a career but it's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Partner in Greenville, SC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Training is a big joke.

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling is desperately needed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    all your clothes smell like coffee

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Its OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Starbucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good team, nice enviroment

    Cons

    low pay, food service, changing schedules

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Barista in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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