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Starbucks Reviews in North Carolina

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.7 43 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz

Howard D. Schultz

(28 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Positive place to work

    Barista, Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Aberdeen, NC

    ProsStarbucks provides benefits, flexible hours, and has room for moving up in the company. Overall enjoyable, and customers were typically friendly, rarely rude.

    ConsManager training was lacking, and the lack of oversight from regional managers affected the quality of the store. Working short staffed was the most awful part of the position, two people can not handle rush hour in a drive through store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more oversight, standardize training, cut hours of employees who regularly don't show.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learn to think on your toes

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Kernersville, NC

    ProsLearn to think with a lot going on, free drinks when on the clock and 30% discount otherwise. Interesting people and culture at times.

    ConsLots and lots and lots of cleaning, can get repetitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits, terrible pay,move up methods! tattoo's, hair color shouldn't be an issue!

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsHealth benefits, coffee partners and few perks!

    ConsStarting pay and raises are horrible. Trying to move up in companie is made to be very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better and give better raises, I have worked for the company for 6 yrs I am a shift supervisor trying to be an ASM then manage my own store but my current pay is less the $11.00 an hour, which is sad I worked this job and another for 4 and half years just to be able to survive. I love my store but I should be able to move up faster and make more money for all I do. Also I have had pink strip of hair to support breast cancer and you policy says I can't and that is sad to me as a woman who works for a company I used to love to work for now not as much!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved my fellow partners, but pay was low

    Barista - Starbucks (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsYou get to have fun while working, and there's a general team feeling.

    ConsDidn't pay well enough, & customers can be incredibly demanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementBETTER PAY

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can't seem to leave

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsThe jobs is like most other retail or fast-food jobs, but the benefits and perks make the dirty work worth it.

    ConsMy pay is capped pretty low, no incentive to improve work performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a Promising Long-Term Prospect

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsStarbucks does provide employees with great benefits including affordable health insurance and stock options. It is a great job for students.

    ConsStarbucks takes "just say yes" to strange levels that negatively impacts partners. Their leniency on customer requests and behaviors can frequently amount to employee abuse. There is no sense of job security and only low level promotions are frequent within the company. Burnout rate for all employees is fast and high.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company!

    Barista - Starbucks (Current Employee)
    Cary, NC

    ProsVery kind, patient, and understanding staff! The manager never says you have problems that need to be solved; they are "opportunities to improve."

    ConsThe starting pay is almost minimum wage as a Barista, but you do make tips.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job I have had.

    Barista (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe benefits are more than amazing.

    ConsThe customers, like any job, can be pretty ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Liked the people, hated the job

    Barista (Former Employee)
    Cary, NC

    ProsGreat hours, fair pay, fun co-workers

    ConsThankless job, constant hustle, rude customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Barista - Starbucks (Current Employee)
    Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsOrganized and training staff was organized and a good leader

    ConsI worked for a "contracted" Starbucks branch, so we didn't get tips

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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