Compare Starbucks vs Barnes & Noble BETA

See how working at Starbucks vs. Barnes & Noble compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Starbucks vs. Barnes & Noble. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Starbucks

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Barnes & Noble

Employee Ratings

  • Starbucks scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Barnes & Noble scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 43784 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 5524 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Starbucks employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Starbucks employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
67%
67%Kevin Johnson
CEO Approval
Barnes & Noble Ceo James Daunt
71%
71%James Daunt
Barnes & Noble employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Starbucks employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Starbucks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

Starbucks has 39,296 more total submitted salaries than Barnes & Noble.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista - Starbucks9064 Salaries
$13/hr
Shift Supervisor4782 Salaries
$16/hr
Sales Associate57 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Store Manager310 Salaries
$56,668/yr
Department Manager79 Salaries
$43,453/yr
Bookseller1612 Salaries
$11/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Starbucks.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Barnes & Noble.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Con at Starbucks.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Barnes & Noble.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 3465 reviews)
"Free coffee"(in 3324 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 405 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 194 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 954 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 863 reviews)
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 209 reviews)
"Part time"(in 198 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Experience"Sep 24, 2021

Former Employee - Barista

I worked at Starbucks part-time for less than a year

Pros

Time passed by fast when the store was busy, downtime was fun when with good coworkers

Cons

Occasional difficult and unreasonable customers

"Enjoyable job"Jul 8, 2021

Former Employee - Cashier/Barista

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for less than a year

Pros

I loved it because I love the feel of the place and the books and coffee and the pay is enough to sustain me

Cons

Far from my home, long hours, annoying kids

Advice to Management

Not many

Job Postings

Starbucks has 36,163 more recently posted open jobs than Barnes & Noble.