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Starbucks Reviews in Tennessee

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.5 20 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz

Howard D. Schultz

(14 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great company to work for

    Barista - Starbucks (Current Employee)
    Alcoa, TN

    Prosthe benefits are absolutley amazing, it's a very simple job to start out at and work your way up

    Consthe pay could be way better

    Advice to Senior Managementthere should be a better minimum wage starting rate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Little pay, turbulent shifts= stress ball of disaster & caffeine dependency.

    Barista (Current Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsFellow employees that are passionate about creating quality experiences, & improving the community one cup at a time.

    ConsCustomer barista abuse. Early mornings. Understaffing. Terrible pay. Difficult to achieve merit based increases. Even more difficult as shift to move up chain of command.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease merit based raise amount. Actually promote & encourage those that actually 'exceedingly exceed expectations' & provide quality Starbucks experiences, not your lazy friends or store managers who have never work the floor a day in their life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company and culture with little follow-up.

    Store Manager Starbucks (Former Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsBenefits. Great people. I started as a barista and worked my way up to store manager within a year. I was with the company for 7 years so that speaks for itself.

    ConsToo much required for too little pay. Starting baristas out at $8 is crap! Especially given the tight labor restrictions. Expectations from management very high with little tools and resources. So the hours worked by myself were well over 45. Not enough labor!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop talking and start doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Starbucks is a great company to work for as a young adult or an older person looking to supplement another income.

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    Prosthe company as a whole values its employees. Part-time employees are eligible for full benefits as well as a pound of coffee a week and accrued stocks.

    ConsLow starting wage - raise when promoted to shift was not significant, no additional compensation for going through certification processes for coffee master and barista trainer (the barista trainer role actually results in less income because tips aren't received),

    Advice to Senior ManagementInclude a monetary incentive for those who are invested in the company enough that they choose to become a coffee master and/or barista trainer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Training lacked and Poor Pay

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsGreat benefits for both full time and part time employees, also if you need a part time job, its easy to work the early shift and be done by 10-11 am and have the whole rest of the day for other things!

    ConsPay sucks. Horrible. And they do not train you well. They push sales on coffee beans, but most of your customers are coming to get coffee from you and not make their own - really annoying to push that on them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall very positive, excellent career experience

    District Manager (Current Employee)
    East Nashville, TN

    ProsGood training, excellent focus on customers and partners

    ConsLong hours with high demands during low business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for part-time workers, but can be stressful at times.

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsEven part-time employees can qualify for full healthcare benefits, as well as a great 401k and profit sharing program.

    ConsSaturday morning rushes during the Christmas season rank at the top of my most stressful work experiences of all time.

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    Great management, bad training, and terrible wages

    Barista - Starbucks (Former Employee)
    Brentwood, TN

    ProsGood benefits, good discount for employees who enjoyed coffee. 1 coffee a bag a week for free.

    ConsStressful depending on store location, terrible hourly wages

    Advice to Senior ManagementStores who operate much heavier traffic deserve better pay, the culture is to sell coffee but not to learn about it, i knew nothing of the origins and benefits of coffee after leaving starbucks. Employee's should be able to wear what they want so as long as there is a guideline, the uniform look of black or white gets old, and boring. Bring in some life please!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place for retail experience.

    Lead Barista (Current Employee)
    Murfreesboro, TN

    ProsGreat environment, fast paced but fun, and great smells!

    ConsScheduling can be a pain

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is probably the best part about working at starbucks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for part-time, college students

    Barista (Current Employee)
    Cordova, TN

    ProsDemands teamwork, cleanliness, customer service, and precision.

    ConsAt least for the store that I have worked, the pay is pretty unreasonable. I felt that the work I did deserved higher pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease wages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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