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Starbucks Reviews in Texas

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
5,318 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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  1.  

    Very Supportive Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Good Culture
    Outstanding Values
    Interesting Coworkers
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Smell Like Coffee
    Deal with mean customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Summer worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good hours and easy service. I worked at a small branch so we didn't get much service.

    Cons

    Closing sucked but it was that bad. Some costumers are rude but you learn how to deal with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice had a great manager. Some of my co workers weren't that great, but overall no bad news.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is the best job I have ever had!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits!
    Great company that really cares about people!

    Cons

    Hiring baristas can be challenging with a lower starting pay rate, but I combat that with all the amazing benefits that are offered!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good, but image is deteriorating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Barista in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    30% off food, drink, retail plus free drinks while you work.
    The store is open for a long length of time, leaving opportunities to have shifts that are flexible with your schedule. (However doesn't always work out this way.)
    Starbucks employees are generally friendly as customer service is a big deal to the company, so they look for that in hiring candidates. Your coworkers are generally nice and easy to get along with here.

    Cons

    Management pushes retail coffee bean sales which is hard to do in store as many customers come so that they won't have to make the drink themselves. Almost impossible to do in drive-thru.

    VERY difficult if you come in as a barista to be promoted to a shift or higher. Almost impossible to become Assistant Manager, very difficult to become Store Manager. Baristas can work for 8 years without a promotion.

    Starbucks no longer caters to coffee lovers. It caters more to general American public that like very sweet drinks. This does increase profit for the company and is not necessarily bad but don't be confused when working here: this is not really a coffee shop anymore. More like coffee flavored dessert drinks at this point.

    You will get called in a lot while working because it is very difficult to get shifts covered. Management will seemingly expect you to come in at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to improve on staffing. Morning workers are generally prioritized over the other partners because it is so busy in the morning, leaving other areas neglected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Great benefits, good advancement opportunities, flexible with school and other jobs.

    Cons

    Rude customers and opening hours,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a place I enjoy going to work to everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. I also love getting to really know the customers. They almost become like family.

    Cons

    It's hard to get everything done that they would like you to in the time given, especially when you're busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent, but not worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Sometimes fun, weekly cash from tips, decent store manager

    Cons

    Low wages, shift leads and managers will take their issues out on you, stuck up customers, ridiculously crazy hours (close and leave at 1230 am, be back by 6)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers, and dont blame tour personal problems on them...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with Starbucks was both rewarding and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lake Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lake Dallas, TX

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Learning how to handle a variety of situations including managing multiple stores and employees at once

    Cons

    Work life balance= non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employee's personal lives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Barista

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Austin, TX

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Fun for the first year

    Cons

    Everything after the first year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Student and Barista

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Barista in Austin, TX

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Provides good benefits, flexible with scheduling, able to move up in the company if desired, good way to meet people and make friends

    Cons

    Hard hours for minimal pay, little personal connection with the company on a larger scale, poor scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to connect more with employees, offer better raises per period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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