Starbucks Reviews

Updated June 26, 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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    It's a great family to have.

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are of course tips. Free drinks and a food item for every shift. Also the free coffee and tea every week is awesome too!

    Cons

    The cons I will say is putting on a show for the customers. And as well as people on your team not caring about your mental stability.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Starbucks, not a bad place to begin working

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    Former Employee - Barista in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, particularly for part time workers. Health, dental, vision, are all covered if I remember correctly. Also, there is a stock incentive plan, and of course ... free coffee! You'll meet a lot of very cool customers, make a bunch of tasty beverages, and flirt with the cuties. If female, you will be on the receiving end of much flirtation. If a guy, maybe, maybe not. If you are not yet addicted to caffeine, you soon will be. You can also eat some of the leftover pastries that weren't sold. And, the pay isn't too bad.

    Cons

    There are certainly a few downsides to working at Starbucks. First, you have to deal with customers, so you better like that aspect of your job because there's no avoiding it. Some customers can be downright nasty, especially if coffee is their black tar heroin. There'll be no end of fat people ordering venti frappuccinos... and you just want to scream at them and say "dude! this thing is going to kill you!". Of course, the biggest downside is that working at SBUX isn't really much of a career, unless you really want to be a regional manager of a Starbucks someday.

    Advice to Management

    Biggest advice is to focus on Starbucks core compentencies ... the drinks!



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