Starbucks Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Amazing

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    Current Employee - Barista in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - nice environment
    - Wonderful and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - if you can't keep up with training then you can't keep up with the store

  2. Awesome.

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility. compensation. hours. overtime. personal holidays.

    Cons

    management depending on store. scheduling can suck if manager doesn't put out in time.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up

  3. Helpful (1)

    The more companies they buy the less the partners get paid

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    Current Employee - Barista in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Temecula, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Are willing to be flexible with schedules/availability

    Cons

    A very small pay increase once a year
    Don't care to give fair and competitive wages to tenured partners
    Constantly hire management from outside instead of promoting from within

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay rates to your tenured partners since they are the face of Starbucks and continue to help the company profits grow. Such a shame that you've managed to cut pay increases literally in half.

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  5. Applied for Barista Job

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    Current Employee - Barista in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for. Make good friendships, great customer service, free drinks during breaks. That was what I researched and had heard from friends who have and are currently working there.

    Cons

    I had applied months ago, and didn't even get an email stating that I wasn't going to get an interview, this giving me high hopes that I would be called for at least over the phone process.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to talk to or email those who take time out of their day to apply to the company.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Starbucks: a provider of everlasting opportunity and communities deeply-rooted in compassion and unity

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The chance to experience so many various cultures and personalities in one dwelling is an opportunity I will never take for granted. I remember feeling overwhelmed with joy, excitement, and a sense of belonging when I was offered a role on my team. To this day, I absolutely love and cherish the team of extraordinary individuals I work with and the loyal and wonderful people I serve each day. From a business take on things, this company has always had the employees' best interests at the top of their to-do list (i.e. investing in our college education, 401(K) and stock options, paid leave, and growth opportunities).

    Cons

    I have heard partners complain over the years about many things. However, we are reminded consistently on a day-to-day basis that Starbucks invests so much into our well-being and success. Frankly, cons have not presented themselves to me.

    Advice to Management

    Being in a supervisory role has impacted me deeply on a professional level and in my personal life. Managing and supervising a Starbucks store has solidified my ability to lead confidently, communicate calmly and concisely, and more importantly has allowed me to watch those on my team develop and expand in their roles on and off the floor.

  7. New Managers Change Everything!

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Banning, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Banning, CA

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people. Fun work. A few very nice regulars.

    Cons

    Tips aren't set. Some weeks it's $5, some weeks it's $30. A few power hungry managers. Empty promises from leadership. Very stressful some days.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget you were also a barista once. You are not more important than the rest of us. If you expect us to be a team, be a part of it.

  8. Great College Job

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

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours to fit with school schedule

    Cons

    Early Mornings, Low Wages

  9. Fun

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Lake Elsinore, CA

    I worked at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun first job. Easily to learn. Great perks. Worked there for four years and it was very fun and easy.

    Cons

    Crappy hours and scheduling. Little consideration for availability. But I suppose that's a store by store issue.

  10. It's not worth the pay

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great experience

    Cons

    Forced into not taking breaks, staying late, manager favoritism

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun environment and great first job

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Able to work your way up the ladder if you are interested
    - Flexibility in scheduling
    - Co-workers are great (never had any problems and worked at 4 different stores)
    - Decent benefits even for those who work part-time

    Cons

    - Management sometimes sucks
    - Pay is not as competitive as you would think.
    (In 6 years of working I only got a little over $2 more than where I started.)

    Advice to Management

    - More communication
    - Needed more team building at my last store

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