Starbucks Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Busy and fun!

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Florence, KY

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun atmosphere, opportunity to advance, free food and drinks, great discounts

    Cons

    Unorganized management, drama, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees according to corporate standards... don't leave us guessing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Hard work, Starbucks managers are the hardest working people I know an there a lot of passion motivating this company.

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits, stock and 401k,

    Cons

    A lot of stress, not enough pay for managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. It was good for my first job

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, opportunity to work up the corporate ladder, easy to transfer, easy to request time off, friendly with my availability

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, the company changes very quickly, hard to get a lot of hours, it sucks to be stuck with a crappy manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to consider the baristas more when they establish and implement new standards. Sometimes, a new change in company policy will be very inconvenient to the baristas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company to move up in

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    Current Employee - Starbucks-Barista
    Current Employee - Starbucks-Barista

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Always room to move up and promote, flexible hours, you can always find someone to help you cover, great benefits, great community

    Cons

    Because it's a job that is open to young kids as well as adults, there can tend to be a bit of drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to be sure that the people who are promoted to lead people actually want to lead people and aren't just trying to get a pay bump.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Pedro, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Pedro, CA

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

    Pros

    I liked the fast paced environment, the company took great care of their employees, stock options, benefits, and now they offer to pay for your college.

    Cons

    Scheduling conflicts, 4 a.m shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Love the coworkers, the customers, the fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Needed more hours, so would've loved that.

    Recommends
  8. LOVE THIS COMPANY!

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    Current Employee - Barista in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Barista in Center Valley, PA

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

    Pros

    Being a college student, they really work around my schedule. I also get great benefits as well.

    Cons

    The training is always constant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Melrose, MA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Melrose, MA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    One of the major pros that the company has is its flexible schedule that allow me to request days off without using vacation time, which allow me to do more outside work, and take care of family members. The company also has the option for bonuses, and it has a friendly environment.

    Cons

    I feel Starbucks should has more health care options for their employers, and with the pro of having a flexible schedule, there is also the problem that hours are not guaranteed, and sometime managers leave you for weeks without hours, cutting your income for a long period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel the Manager should spend more time in the store, and communicate better the promotions to the entire team. Fixing this will improve the overall experience for the baristas, which is pretty good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Salary isn't the best, but very flexible hours and great benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Discounts and benefits are wonderful -health care options and fit any budget -flexible hours easy to take time off-plan in advance but not too far

    Cons

    Salary could be better, and no real advancement opportunities unless you want to be a store manager....or live in Seattle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I was very understanding of their questions during my review. This company is very well organized and growing.

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    Current Employee - Starbucks Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Starbucks Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Very thorough in their training and explanations.

    Cons

    Need better technology and better laptops to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer acceptance to trades days with qualified employee when necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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