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Starbucks Reviews in Michigan

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
5,133 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Fun college job

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks, good benefits even for part time (20 hours a week), very productive

    Cons

    Not many, depends on your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that standards are being followed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company overall, cares for its' partners, offers great career potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Birch Run, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Birch Run, MI

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at starbucks 3 seperate times, totaling now about 6 years. The first time I worked there, my co-workers were my friends and family. I loved my job.
    *free pound of coffee per week
    *weekly tips
    *401K plan and Insurance benefits for part time and full time employees
    *Free coffee at work
    *Interacting with some of the regulars
    *opportunity to advance in the company when expressed ( depending on the area you live in, opportunity can be greater or lesser of course)
    *Self Expression to an extent
    *visible tattoos ( if you're into that sort of thing)
    *Ethical coffee buying from its' farmers
    *flexible schedule
    *works with your outside life schedule
    *paid vacation time
    *Paid Maternity leave
    *Paid Bereavement days (4 days I believe)
    *frequent breaks ( 2 -10 minute breaks and a half hour for lunch)

    Cons

    I mostly just work in a bad area but advancement where I am from is slim to none. People obviously stick around with the company because overeall starbucks is great for its' partners and I will forever recommend people to work there.
    I was a shift supervisor and trainer when I first worked there. I left and came back as a Barista ( no problem with that since i left) and when I came back a 3rd time 3 years later ( i came back as a barista...still no problems with that). however, there is no where up for me to go to from this point. Unless I am willing to move to a further and different location, which isn't really the company's fault, that's really just what works for my personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My first initial store manager drove me out of the store. along with lots of other tenure partners ( so to speak). She was the devil incarnate. I think that maybe further screening of people you are promoting is definitely needed. I know there is probably only so much you can do, but sometimes not ONLY numbers matter, the people who are generating your numbers might matter more, so in turn you might gain percentage of sales and numbers as the years progress...bigger picture here guys! Bigger picture!
    My store manager now is great, though!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    You are treated like family when working at Starbucks. it is a large corporation with a small company feel. Great benefits including flexible work schedules, free coffee and partnership.

    Cons

    Hard to move into the corporate culture when looking to make a career. The hours can be exhausting since they are open so late and open back up so early. Better scheduling sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They have delicious coffee and a good atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is good and it is a soothing place to work. You get to smell the fresh coffee every morning.

    Cons

    You have to stand all day and it can become very hectic when there is a rush because the machines do not move as fast as you would want them to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not take frustration out on the employees, especially in front of the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Super political and pretentious place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great perks and benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    beware of pretentious and super hipster co-workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job for part time

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

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are many perks and benefits such as tips and college education that make Starbucks a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage and you aren't guaranteed hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Barista

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Marquette, MI

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth, fast-paced, surrounded by coffee.

    Cons

    Scheduling (they don't really work with you), and some of the most impatient customers I've ever encountered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Barista's may be at the bottom of the Starbucks food chain, but we're hard-working and we do get offended if you treat us like incompetent children.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun time and decent job security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Barista in Clinton Township, MI

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, great benefits, high standards.

    Cons

    Low pay, crabby customers, no full time for baristas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy, don't micro manage, ask don't demand, stay positive or you will lose your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Shift Supercisor

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and a great college job. I started as a barista and worked into a shift supervisor spot within a year. Wonderful opportunities for growth and professional development. Excellent perks and benefits. Competitive salary with the opportunity for raises every six months with a performance review.

    Cons

    Challenging work. Although I love it, Starbucks is a hectic environment with work that is hard on your body. It is definitely not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eh...

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

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Fun atmosphere
    nice hours
    weekly checks

    Cons

    Low pay
    rude customers
    terrible management
    small work area

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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