Starbucks Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. good experience

    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Fairfax, VA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Treated well, decent management, free frappuccinos

    Cons

    hard to get more than 30 hours

  2. Awesome place to work while attending school,flixable schedule!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    great team to work with.

    Cons

    small pay,too much labour.the benefits are overrated.other than that it is a good company.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. Starbucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    enjoy working here very fun and you meet lots of people.

    Cons

    you have to be really great at muti-tasking. too man jobs for one person to do sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    took me 6 months to get a promotion.

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  5. It was a wonderful workplace full of life and I love being able to put smiles on people's faces every morning.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Centreville, VA

    I have been working at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    The benefits, the company values and the tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Training, compensation, scheduling, deployment, and morale.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so caught up in a person's image that you fail to see their potential as an employee

  6. store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at Starbucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses, free drinks, great customers

    Cons

    Constant change corporate rules insane

    Advice to Management

    I started as a barista and in three yrs I became a store manager

  7. Wonderful company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits (full healthcare, paid vacation, bonus programs) and they offer these to part time and full time employees. Scheduling is flexible and staffing usually isn't an issue, ensuring you are granted your requests off. It's an all around fun job and being on the bar was my favorite. Fast paced and you meet a lot of interesting people. Howard Schultz genuinely cares about the people in his stores and internal promotions. I began as a barista and in 2 years was an assistant manager on track for my own store. Training was comprehensive and you were given hours to do so. The company cares about the communities they are in and gives back at the store level as well as a national level.

    Cons

    Money was somewhat of an issue, it is not an easy job despite what people think (though part of the fun was in the pace and challenge). Not terrible but could have been better. The hours can be tough, variable schedules and very early start times (4:30 AM for an opening shift isn't for everyone).

  8. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Prince Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in Prince Frederick, MD

    I worked at Starbucks

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, benefits for part time employees,

    Cons

    Getting to work on the bar instead of register all the time

    Advice to Management

    Share the job responsibilities evenly

  9. I actually love it,friendly staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people,always there to help and we have fun

    Cons

    I expected more than 8.75 but its cool

    Advice to Management

    None because they are cool

  10. The work environment is most of the time.

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    Current Employee - Barista in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Barista in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of working at Starbucks is the benefits. They offer health insurance death insurance disability insurance and 401k, which I have all of. The tips are ok if it's not slow. The people I work with are fun but we all have our ups and dosns

    Cons

    The worst part of working at Starbucks is the customers they will have an attitude if they don't get what they want, the pay is not worth it we should be getting paid at least 12 a hour. Standing for hours and not get treated like a person is bad these white people think they are superior but they are just crash heads.

    Advice to Management

    The batista hourly pay should be 12 a hour and let us get a paid lunch

  11. Shift Supervisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Social Environment
    Fast Paced Work
    Great Customers

    Cons

    Too many managers trying to manage each other.

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