Starbucks Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz
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Pros
  • The best part of working there were the benefits offered to 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
  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible to achieve until you've gained experience (in 131 reviews)

  • While I was with the company, there was a huge turnaround with district managers (in 140 reviews)

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  1. Fair and Square lives up to its name

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great communication, even between departments, and core understanding that quality over quantity is preferred.

    Cons

    Occasionally recruit 20th mindsets who tend to bring the whole team down with mill mentalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up on recruiting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and great benefits.

    Cons

    Hourly pay could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. I worked at Starbucks for 2 years, in 2 stores (and maybe 3 others during training), I enjoyed quite a bit of the job, b

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the groups I worked with.
    Benefits were amazing.
    Good balance of regulars and new customers to give your day a change from being monotonous.

    Cons

    The constantly changing schedule.
    New product training before the old one was completely ready.
    Clopens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow an assistant manger position in more stores, the isn't necessarily on track to becoming a store manager so quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. A company that really cares about it's products and employee development.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture, partners, and benefits!

    Cons

    Always has new promotions and changes. But change is always a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great training, pay is competitive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Pay is decent for the position

    Cons

    the long store hours (varies by location)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Fantastic company, very engaging, loved working there!

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great people!
    Awesome philosophy!
    Great leadership!
    Fun work environment!

    Cons

    As a supervisor, not enough money to make a living. If I was paid more, I would have never left to go to grad school. Great part time job though or perfect if you want to advance into management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome and hire me for your HR department!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. IT was okay.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    The coffee was great and christmas bonuses were great.

    Cons

    It was really busy at times and the pay could have been better but it is starbucks so I can't really expect a livable salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Barista

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bastrop, TX
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bastrop, TX

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, the beginning of your training is knowledgeable, great discount/free drinks/free food, a fun job! I would have stayed there for as long as possible if I didn't have to move. Some people don't like opening (4 AM-1 PM) but I absolutely loved it, I had the rest of my day to do whatever. And very flexible with my schedule ( I was taking 5 classes) Monday-Thursday and I still got at least 30 hours.

    Cons

    It is very very stressful, very fast-paced, in the beginning you kind of get thrown into the job, but I feel that is also a pro as well, it benefits you in the long run. Pay is not that great and depending on location, tips can really suck There was a lot of drama at my store but that has everything to do with location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think corporate does very well with treating their employees right. I believe every store manager is different, I was fortunate to have a great one but I've heard that some horror stories about others not doing what they should have. It really is one of the greatest companies to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Barista

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    People, drinks, benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Pay, amount of consistent hours

  11. Starbucks

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    Current Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    enjoy working here very fun and you meet lots of people.

    Cons

    you have to be really great at muti-tasking. too man jobs for one person to do sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    took me 6 months to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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