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Starbucks Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
5,102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was great. I was a barista. First three months were training and learning a lot about the company.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good for high school students and early college students as a part time job. They have a lot of benefits for students.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of energy, workers should get paid more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Love the Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, nice people, good hours

    Cons

    It would be nice if the pay was higher, I'm also not pleased that they won't release how much our pay is going to be next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new employees trained by people who like to teach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great management(at least at my location), Learned to interact with customer sand multi-task, learned to be quick on your feet and how to handle high stress situations

    Cons

    Early mornings(Had to be at the store by 4:30 am)

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Enjoyed the team aspect of working for this company. Everyone is positive and encouraging.

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Severna Park, MD
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Severna Park, MD

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendships I made during my employment are great.

    Cons

    Short-staffed so I was scheduled for more hours than I would have liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, I enjoy how helpful my management was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Shift supervisor

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    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Concord, NC

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, life insurance, health insurance, stock options, free coffee, discounts, tuition assistance. Coffee education program.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling, inconsistencies from store to store in both management and enforcement if policies. Too much responsibility given to shift supervisors without enough of a pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scheduling needs to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Learn lots of new drinks;) interacting with costomers.

    Cons

    Standing long..not really had cons. Everything was similar from expectation

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great experience within the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Learn great skills such as working with people and networking. Ability to advance

    Cons

    Sonrtimed customers are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to opinions and views of partners. In order to have a strong team it is imperative to have a safe and inviting form of open communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I was trying to be a Batista

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    The company is a good company they have health benefits that is very affordable. And 401k. They Also give you free coffee every week.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. I got the job but couldn't take it because there we not enough hours and I wanted to get health insurance because I really needed it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, people, culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with on a daily basis. The people are the reason why I continued working for the company for as long as I did.

    Cons

    The challenges of working at Starbucks had nothing to do with the company, the challenges were mostly the customers, late hours and balancing work and life as a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company with great benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, get the opportunity to meet new people. Training is effective, hours are reasonable.

    Cons

    Sometimes your hours can get cut, depending on how well the sales are going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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