Starbucks Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits even for 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
  • No existence of work life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • District managers in the Dallas area are amazingly susceptible to engaging in this gossip - it would be comical if it weren't just sad (in 140 reviews)

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  1. Store manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, partners, stock, 401k, free coffee!

    Cons

    No support from DM or RD. I am passionate for this company and for everything Starbucks stands for, however, I have seen so many negative changes over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your priorities, it's exhausting when they change from day to day.


  2. Starbucks Barista

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    Current Employee - Barista Trainer/Barista in Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer/Barista in Estero, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting cool people and gaining work experience.

    Cons

    Overworked and severely under paid. Not appreciated for hard work done. Unnecessary social politics and gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking hard working employees for granted and reward a good job well done. Even if it is a "standard".


  3. mostly all you do is clean

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -free drinks -money for undergraduate school despite college (some of it) -free arizona schooling online

    Cons

    -treated horribly -yelled/sweared at -very hard -very busy -constantly on hands and needs scrubbing floors

    Advice to Management

    stop taking advantage of young teens


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  5. Shift

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awful. Free caffeine. Good chance to troll in dt stores.

    Cons

    Dead inside. I mean nothing. At least you get a pound of coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Praise Howard. We love your coffee.


  6. Shift

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free coffee and discounted product

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Only care to hear what's good & ignore any & all complaints

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the negative comments employees make instead of ignoring them to focus on the positive


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    Starbucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Easy but boring work. Don't go here if you need to be challenged.

    Cons

    They don't care about the disabled partners.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up. you could be injured one day!


  8. Great

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits mark outs free coffee

    Cons

    Opening shift and bad store managers


  9. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Barista
    Current Employee - Barista
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made friends, flexible hours, job stability, some of the benefits work decent.

    Cons

    First of all don't let the other reviews fool you, if you don't like working holidays (Easter isn't even overtime), dealing with whiny co-workers, customers and management, waking up at 3:30 am for a 4:30 am shift, having a solid sleep schedule then don't work here. The pay is terrible for the amount of stuff you have to deal with, I also believe that you should be able to afford to live on your own if you are working. Don't let the fool you about the ASU free college, we still need to pay for the actual semester which could mean loans, then you need to pass the classes then they reimburse you. My sleep schedule is so messed up, I could wake up at 3:30 am one day for work and not go in until 2 pm the next day. Seriously why does Starbucks need to take away their loyal employees from their families on Thanksgiving and Easter and Christmas?

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees right.


  10. Not worth it.

    Current Employee - Barista in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Barista in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are the only thing that is good.

    Cons

    Everything else that is required by the job with very little pay.


  11. Almost no time off

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many..Its very hard to want to stay employed here any longer.

    Cons

    I've been there for 2 and half years thinking I have earned at least a year paid vacation only to find I have 4 days paid time off. that's rediculous.

    Advice to Management

    Change this! should be a week for every year worked here.



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