Tully's Coffee

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Tully's Coffee Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Everett, WA

    I worked at Tully's Coffee part-time (less than an year)

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    Hard to change hours/shifts; some animosity/competition between shifts and stores, and outdated verifone system, management will care more about how they might look in a situation in comparison to helping you through trying situations.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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstructured whith talentless upper management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good as a college job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good College Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Redmond Town Center

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tully's Coffee

    Pros

    great environment , welcoming co-workers, effective stores

    Cons

    there were not cons for this job

  8.  

    It was fun working with friends.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Barista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Barista in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, Free day old pastries, Get to meet new people every day. Also you can practice your memory skills. I was able to have a drink read for a guest before they were even at the register.

    Cons

    The location I was working was a mix between: business people, tourist, & hobos. Every day I I had to stop a sketchy person from using the bathroom.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Barista
    Current Employee - Lead Barista

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

    Pros

    Tully's offered me the opportunity to work with a fantastic manager and grow as an individual.

    Cons

    Sometimes, they were really out of touch with what their customer base wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the world itself rather than making up your own ideas of what is a good idea.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I wanted a brainless job after graduating college and figuring out what I wanted to do with my life.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Tully's Coffee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    free coffee, tips, brainless, very easy,

    Cons

    you are basically a legal drug dealer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are totally disconnected to what the customers really want. Maybe they should talk to the Barista's. I laughed when I heard they were going bankrupt it wasn't surprising based on marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They don't deserve to be in business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Barista in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Barista in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is that I learned how to use a manual espresso machine.
    It was also easy to get hours because we were always so short staffed.

    Cons

    Overall the company is a complete disaster. You don't have to work there long to realize that they do not have a clue how to market or run a company.
    You will also never, ever be given a raise.
    Save yourself the trouble and go apply at Starbucks, where they actually treat their employees like they matter. (Reviews every six months, raises, excellent health care, 401k, stock options, and tips split fairly.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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