Starbucks Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. A fantastic company. My regions managers are great at treating employees like people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, management and the advancement in the company

    Cons

    pay rate as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your managers a little more since it is a stressful job to manage 24 employees and run a 1 million dollar store.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Great company for work life balance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, free coffee, great culture, welcomes diversity

    Cons

    Base salary low, bonus targets not realistic

  3. It is great place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Always above minimum wage
    -willing to work with you a scheduling needs
    -AWESOME benefits (health insurance, stock options, etc.)
    -You can transfer easily to any other Starbucks (with exception of ones located in stores like Kroger, Target, Meijer, or college campuses)

    Cons

    Not very many, except it can be stressful, but the company as a whole are very good at listening to our concerns and taking them into account. And sometimes when you transfer stores it can be a little stressful because each store does things slightly different as far as organization and training (I went from kiosk in the mall to a store with a drive thru).

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your partners! And always let them know when they are doing good at their job. Be patient and mindful with new partners or partners that transfer from other stores because it is going to be learning curve for them.

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  5. It's a step up from fast food, but not by much.

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

    I have been working at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, inexpensive health insurance, discounts, opportunities for advancement, merchandise discounts, vacation time. It's a step up from fast food, but not by much.

    Cons

    Constantly being micromanaged and yelled at, short breaks, understaffed, lack of communication, lack of positive feedback, high turn over, inexperienced management.

  6. Fun and challenging, yet a loss of local leadership and room for advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced. Given the chance to lead your business.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good. Expected to execute several things without the proper tools.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your managers more. Give is tools to succeed.

  7. Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, free coffee, stock options, 401K, opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Corporate tries to pretend that they care about us, but all they care about is money. Recently cut raises, people who've been there a few years were making the same as new employees after new pay rates were implemented. Terrible labor and scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they deserve. Go back to merit-based raises. Otherwise why should partners work harder than the lazy partners if they're getting the same raise?

  8. A Blast to work here.

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

    I have been working at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, executive management cares about their workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get stressful.

  9. Fun college job

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not many, depends on your store.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that standards are being followed!

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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!

  11. 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)

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

    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.

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