Starbucks Reviews in Michigan

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
4,852 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best part of working there were the benefits offered to part time employees (in 442 reviews)

  • You also get to enjoy a nice perk of receiving a free pound of coffee or tea each week (in 221 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible to achieve until you've gained experience (in 128 reviews)

  • While I was with the company, there was a huge turnaround with district managers (in 135 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

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    • 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
  2.  

    They have delicious coffee and a good atmosphere.

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great Job for part time

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    • 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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Fun time and decent job security.

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    • 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
  8.  

    Shift Supercisor

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (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
  11.  

    Fun

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

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Tips, Flexible Hours, Transferring

    Cons

    Tough Management, very corporate, Hard on hands and wrists

    Positive Outlook

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