Starbucks Reviews in Hawaii

Updated March 28, 2014
Updated March 28, 2014
4,484 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best part of working there were the benefits offered to part time employees (in 401 reviews)

  • You also get to enjoy a nice perk of receiving a free pound of coffee or tea each week (in 200 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was preached corporately but ignored in the field (in 109 reviews)

  • Store Managers and District Managers are disconnected from hourly partners (in 114 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sbux Life

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

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mark out, discount, medical insurance, opportunity

    Cons

    Management can really suck, too many rules, too many restrictions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle down. Everyone else wants to develop, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Eh not so great

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

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance and that's about it

    Cons

    Management gets all perks, managers hold back employees, outside hires too frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to be a Manager for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Starbucks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    There weren't really any bad things about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and bonus generously!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employees are great but management sucks

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

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free drinks and great benefits. You get to work with and serve some of the greatest people.

    Cons

    The hours suck. Management is usually always either incompetent, or lazy, or both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at the people you hire. They may have a really great interview personality, but they could be completely different afterwards when hired. It's always best to hire a store manager that started from the bottom (barista) someone who knows what it's like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, effective senior leadership, several career options.

    Cons

    My work scheudle is not consistent and often requires weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dress code policy (tattoos)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits and a diverse work group!

    Cons

    They split the tips among all workers and shifts, so you make the same amount of tips whether your customer service is great or crap.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    you must love the company.

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

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    great company to work for, starbucks will take care of you. i am a college student and they give me 500 dollars a semester, and as a broke college student everything helps.

    Cons

    horrible managers. they dont hire locally and they really do just care about whats cheaper. after 2 years at a hawaii starbucks my current manager is an idiot and my district manager seems to have abandoned us and turned a blind eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better managers and listen to your partners. Do your job and be truthful. as a coffee master i was lied to and looked down on and that was not okay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Can be a good job (part time) for high school and college students

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

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Laid Back
    Fair Managers
    Easy to work

    Cons

    Very limited in terms of advancing (within stores)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great work environent! Fairness all around. Very competitive in career advancement but easy to do if you work hard and strive. Very energetic upbeat workplace.

    Cons

    On your feet ALL DAY LONG. You smell like coffee once you leave everyday and your clothes are stained. Tips arent always as good as other weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to your employees. You shouldnt do outside hires if you have fully competent individuals working in the company that can go into upperlevel management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Starbucks has gone downhill

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

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    1. Friendly coworkers
    2. Easy job to learn over time
    3. Make good connections with customers

    Cons

    1. External managers
    2. Lack of promotion within some stores
    3. Early shifts 4 AM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some managers that are externally hired and believe that they know everything about Starbucks from the beginning. This is wrong because there have been too many times where the baristas at my store have given advice to the new managers about something that they're unaware of. They don't listen, and the whole store suffers. My advice would be to hire and promote more within the company than to hire outside people who have no idea what it's like to be a barista or take the time to understand their partners.

    No opinion of CEO

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