Tully's Coffee Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Tully's Coffee full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance , fun place to work, good hours of operation, cares a lot about employees, supportive, do not have unrealistic expectations.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth because small company


  2. Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Barista
    Current Employee - Lead Barista

    I have been working at Tully's Coffee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in a neighborhood store so it felt more like a family owned business rather than corporate ran at most times. Great for students because of flexible hours.

    Cons

    No room to climb the corporate ladder.


  3. Great Coffee Company

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

    I worked at Tully's Coffee part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Much more laid back with Starbucks, leaving more room to have fun and enjoy the job. I had great coworkers and fun customers, especially the regulars. Not a difficult job by any means, free coffee all day too! I liked that they weren't as strict as Starbucks by any means. I only have good memories from working here.

    Cons

    You can't always choose your coworkers and if you are working an 8 hour shift with someone you don't like, it can sometime make that one shift seem like an eternity. I worked with some very weird people who did some extremely off things.

    Advice to Management

    It might be worth checking up on your employees a little more. The assistant manager was a gem, but the main manager didn't seem to be too involved.


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  5. Great Company and Great Coffee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Tully's Coffee full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and some of the best employees that I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    company was privately owned and had to sell to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters which is also a great company

    Advice to Management

    Outside of the general Manager it was like working with friends because we worked together under extreme conditions and got the job done everyday.


  6. good starter job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tully's Coffee

    Pros

    I liked the people and customers

    Cons

    work schedule was varied. not enough hours


  7. A great first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Everett, WA

    I worked at Tully's Coffee part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are wonderful, management is friendly, your coworkers really become a family, differential pay for night hours,

    Cons

    Hard to change hours/shifts; some animosity/competition between shifts and stores, and outdated verifone system, management will care more about how they might look in a situation in comparison to helping you through trying situations.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to listen to your employees, get rid of verifones, don't hire extra workers if you'll have to cut hours soon after, be more understanding of your employees needs as far as hours and shifts go.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Unstructured whith talentless upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Tully's Coffee full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    You can buil a career with them. They train you how to make pretty decent coffee.

    Cons

    They constantly make things up as they go, above average turn over rate. The pay scale is well below average, they treat their employees poorly and their core values have gone away, no longer provides you with the worlds greatest coffee shop expiriance. They are also switching to generics to be more profitable and they keep raising the prices even though they get coffee on the cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Go to school, get a proper education before pretending to know how a business runs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay, but fun PT job

    Former Employee - Barista in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Barista in Boise, ID

    I worked at Tully's Coffee part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    *Manager was supportive and helped out when needed
    *Training was very in depth
    *Fun coworkers

    Cons

    *Pay was very poor with little to no tips
    *People did not often want to help out with shift changes
    *Strict clothing guidelines, most conservative coffee shop I have ever been in

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to show their personalities a little bit more. You had some awesome staff, but we were often stifled by the strict rules. Catering to the business community is great, but those people were often in and out with a black coffee in less than 5 minutes. We did not really have a crowd that would hang out to drink their coffee and play on the internet like most coffee shops in Boise. Our location (which has since been closed) was often empty.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good as a college job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coffee Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Coffee Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Tully's Coffee part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really laid-back job. Nothing to stressful. Really flexible with work hours and willing to work around your school schedule.

    Cons

    Very routine. Nothing really exciting going on, unless you really take the time to learn about actually making a really good latte art.

    Advice to Management

    Make the job more interesting and promote the coffee is not just coffee.


  11. Good College Job

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

    I have been working at Tully's Coffee full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Learning to make coffee
    -Workplace can be friendly
    -Working with customers can be fun and enjoyable

    Cons

    - Relatively dead end, though you might see a promotion to lead, it doesn't really go anywhere from there
    - Differing management will have completely different methods of handling situations, and management changes frequently.
    - A lot of coworkers have no passion for making quality coffee

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your ego get in the way, encourage people to make good espresso, rather than just work their shift



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