Starbucks Reviews in Michigan

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
4,471 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.  

    Shift Supercisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Northville, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Northville, MI

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time for 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
  2.  

    Eh...

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    Current Employee - Barista  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Used to be a great place to work but playbook has reduced everyone to robot status.

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    They are flexible if you need part time work to schedule around other parts of your life. They do offer the opportunity to purchase health care.

    Cons

    Low pay, no full time hours. You are warned about getting too close to 40 hours a week. They offer the opportunity to buy health care but with the low pay and less then full time hours that is about all you can afford in life. Many people I work with can't afford a car or have to get food assistance to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer two tracks for employees. One for those only looking for a part time school job and another for a set of full time base or backbone employees that want to provide great customer service but are tired of struggling so much financially when they are working so hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Tips, Flexible Hours, Transferring

    Cons

    Tough Management, very corporate, Hard on hands and wrists

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    very very very underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer- Starbucks  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer- Starbucks in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    meeting new people
    stock shares every year for free
    good health insurance even for part timers
    good tips every week
    every six months get raise up to 25 or 30 cents based on your performance

    Cons

    lot of work to do comparing to the pay
    very hard to climb up
    and even if you do get promoted too much responsibilities and way underpaid
    work setting is very hard and stressful
    starbucks wants a lot out of you providing inconvenient system and underpay
    the stress gets to you and effects your private life even goes upto stress eating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a little bit more pay specially the best employees and hard working employess
    and give the employees a chance to grow
    provide convenience at the workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job! And I loved the work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista Trainer  in  Birch Run, MI
    Former Employee - Barista Trainer in Birch Run, MI

    I worked at Starbucks full-time

    Pros

    Very good experience, friendly co workers, chances for advancement, great workplace as a whole. Also there are Starbucks on just about every corner, so if you move there are options to keep working there. Good benefits too other than your pay check.

    Cons

    Lower pay, customer focused job and you don't always have nice customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, fantastic environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks  in  Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Adrian, MI

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

    Pros

    Everything from the benefits (free drinks, all day everyday - to a free pound of coffee a week) to the hospitality driven environment - it is a coffee lovers paradise.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, some shift managers turn into dictators, somewhat low pay (7.60 in michigan starting for barista).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Good company overall, cares about partners for the most part. Lots of great benefits, great customers, and opportunities under the right store manager and district

    Cons

    If you are a student think twice about moving into upper management. Like normal retail companies you will have to cover a lot of shifts and it will interfere with education. There is definitely a double standard, so make sure you stick to the hardcore policies and hold everyone from top to bottom accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication open and practice what you preach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very rewarding. I learned a lot being a supervisor and had a great manger I could look up to.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You receive free coffee and discounts, it's a great work environment and you're able to work your way up if wanted.

    Cons

    Our store was ALWAYS busy, we we're always learning new drinks or a new, "faster" method of making the drinks and serving customers, customers can get a little out of hand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for part-time and full-time employees. Decent tips divided up on a weekly basis. Good chance to develop people skills, and create lasting relationships.

    Cons

    Benefits only after 6 months- min. 20 hours per week. Dealing with angry/rude customers, but that happens anywhere you work, right? Also, a good amount of physical labor which I feel should be compensated for with a slightly higher pay rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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