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Peet's Overview

Emeryville, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1966
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$500 million to $1 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

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Dave Burwick
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  • "Assist customers with coffee, food, and coffee beans. and clean everything."

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    I worked at Peet's part-time

    Pros

    Passionate for customers and coffee production

    Cons

    Unclear about expectations, gives praise even when done something wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to talk to your employee about work expectations before you reprimand them instead of just praise.

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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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    Barista Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Peet's.

    Interview

    The interview process was very casual, I had a friend that worked for Peet's and had referenced me to his manager. (The best way to get hired is if you have a friend that works for Peet's, or go to a Peet's job fair). I was called in for an interview, had a short conversation with the basic interview questions, and was hired on the spot. I think the in-person interview is basically just to screen that you're a reasonably nice person.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with stressful situations? What would do in the situation that the store is busy and the line is out the door?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Peet's Coffee is hiring at all management levels in San Francisco! Drop by our Job fair at the Ferry Building on September 30th. Details included on our Eventbrite page: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIbBR

  • * Store Manager Hiring Event with the Peet's Bay Area District Managers! * We'd like to invite you to our Home Office to learn about great career opportunities with Peet's! We are currently seeking Store Managers for our Bay Area stores. Please reserve your time slot with us by sending your resume to wbone@peets.com. From there, we'll confirm a meeting time. Not able to make either of those dates? No problem. Still send us your resume and just let us know. ** Friday, October 16th 2015 & Friday, October 23rd 2015 ** 2:30 - 5:30pm ** Peet's Home Office in Emeryville, CA ** See you there!

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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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