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Peet's Overview

Emeryville, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1966
Company - Private
Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
For 50 years our goal has been to offer the best coffees & teas in the world, without compromise. We've learned that the secret to great coffee is the people who make it, and we apply the same care in selecting and preparing our teams as we ... Read more

Mission: PURPOSE:
The pursuit of better coffee.

HOW WE WORK:
Growth and Heritage. Passion with Discipline. National but Local. Entrepreneurial and Collaborative. Authenticity is celebrated at Peet’s, and we encourage our employees to ... Read more

Peet's Reviews

  • "My favorite job I've had! Great customers, amazing benefits."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Barista in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Stellar Management
    -Passionate and caring shift leads and managers
    -highly accommodating to schedules. Great for students!
    -Tips were great at my location. Peet's customers are the best
    -You learn a lot. I totally nerded out on coffee/tea while working there
    -It's really fun learning to make drinks

    Cons

    -Can get tiring being on your feet all day but that's about it

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Peet's Photos

Peet's photo of: A traditional cappuccino
Peet's photo of: Team Peetnik at the 2015 SF Aids Walk
Peet's photo of: Hand-roasting to perfection using all five senses
Peet's photo of: Our coffees come from the finest growing regions and farms across the world.
Peet's photo of: Behind the scenes at the Roasting Plant in Alameda, CA
Peet's photo of: Peet's Retail stores bring our commitment to artisan, handcrafted beverages to life for our guests.
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Peet's Interviews

Experience

Experience
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  1. Helpful (25)  

    Corporate Quality Assurance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alameda, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Peet's (Alameda, CA).

    Interview

    I applied for the position online, and within 1-2 weeks I received a call to set up phone interviews. Within a matter of days I had an over-the-phone interview with their Corporate Recruiter, hiring Manager, and subsequently to meet me in person (all flights were paid by Peets). Upon arriving I was interviewed by 5-6 management and upper management team members which lasted a full 6-7 hours. This is where I had the opportunity to learn more about Peets culture, and high level of quality they bring to the market. Overall I was impressed, and couldn't wait to hear if I got the job or not.

    A few days went by and I received a phone call from the same Corporate Recruiter telling me that. I was extatic to hear from the recruiter that the team was impressed and that they were offering the job to me.

    THIS IS WHERE I WAS SURPRISED:
    The recruiter stated that the salary they are willing to offer me is a whole $20,000 less than I originally indicated on my job application and also mentioned once again verbally. I understand that these are typical recruiter tactics, however I politely stated that the salary I previously mentioned was my lowest. (If you know my salary requirement why interview me and fly me out?) At this point the recruiter stated that he will have to discuss this with his team. I then received a phone call a week later stating that he was " working things out with the accounting department" and that we should have a final offer in writing by the end of the week. That week came and went, and naturally I began to think that something wasn't right. I then called and emailed the recruiter regarding the job and eventually I received the most awkward email that any HR department would shake their heads at....see email below.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you challenge the status quo in getting food safety and quality issues resolved?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After our last discussion concerning your expected compensation for the Corporate QA Manager position, we realized that may have to adjust our compensation target. In doing so, this brought to mind other qualified candidates who we had not pursued due to their compensation requirements. Therefore we have decided to extend our interview period to include those candidates. We would like to keep you in our active consideration for the position but we will not be in apposition to make a final decision until after the first week of January 2016."

    After this time came and went ,I didn't receive any kind of follow up from the recruiter. Eventually due to lack of professional courtesy to simply tell me that I was or wasn't being considered, I sent an email stating my withdrawal from the candidacy. If this was an indication of business practices at Peets corporate level, maybe I lucked out.

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Peet's Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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