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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  1. Amazing Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many benefits to take advantage of, and they offer competitive pay!

    Cons

    I can't find any cons.


  2. A really good work experience overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Orange, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great for the sort of job, got to work and interact with a lot of interesting people, shifts could be very fun depending on your coworkers

    Cons

    Depending on your manager, scheduling can be frustrating. Because of their promotions, having any time off around the holidays can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Always have clear communication with the shift supervisors and baristas, build real connections with your partners, and try to coach in individualized ways


  3. As a Shift Leader my experience was great. Fast pace and muiltiple task to complete before your shift ends

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Starbucks Shift Lead in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Starbucks Shift Lead in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are interacting with different types of people from age to race. If you are a people person like myself you would love that. Also the college plan is a great benefit for partners who have a busy schedule.

    Cons

    The only real challenge is remembering promotions and specialty drinks because they are not on the menu. Sometimes you have to deal with customer attitudes because they are very picky about their coffee. They're addicted!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be patient with your partners. You don't have to baby them but understand that we all have to work together as a team, If you stress the whole team sill feel the negative effect of that. Create a daily routine that limits stress and complications.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience So Far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I live the smell of fresh and real coffee beans. Its the best for mornings and , you dont have to wake up and make any beacuse your job already has some waiting for you.

    Cons

    The Hyper and energetic people mostly anxious for coffee so they can get to work or just have some sanity can be a little overthrowing.


  6. Great flex job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in East Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity to advance, the people hired are of positive outlook and work ethic.

    Cons

    Customers aren't aware what it takes to create the product they are in such a rush to recieve.


  7. Great job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Starbucks has flexible hours and a great array of people to work with where it's always fun

    Cons

    Doing the same thing every day essentially can get boring but at least the tips are good

    Advice to Management

    It'd be better to have stock and everything more clearly because most people are ignorant to that


  8. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Glendora, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers. Great Work Experience. Very Flexible Work Schedule While Attending College.

    Cons

    Can't Think of any cons.


  9. Very good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Paramount, CA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Paramount, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Works around my school schedule benefits with 30+ hours of work Free drinks while working 30% discount

    Cons

    very early mornings dealing with the general public

    Advice to Management

    maybe a little moe organization with shift leaders and mainting a quasa level of cleanliness


  10. Great Company; Exhausting Days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    free drinks during shift early hour shifts available

    Cons

    entitled customers who have no concern for others high overturn among new baristas

    Advice to Management

    learn from your employees. Baristas and shifts are on the floor for the entirety of their shift. They may know better staffing for a particular time of day.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Barista

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits to employees (or partners). Lots of resources available including help with college tuition (depending on hours worked). Some customers are cool.

    Cons

    Customers are terrible, depending on where you work. People do not like to tip their baristas so don't expect to buy anything huge off a week of tips.

    Advice to Management

    Try to standardize rules and operations across Starbucks in different districts. Something that always felt like a step backwards is when each store have their own policies.



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