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Philz Coffee Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Philz Coffee, based in San Francisco, CA attracts people who are passionate - about life, about others, about the communities they live and work in, and about coffee!

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Mission: Better people's day, one cup at a time.

Company Updates

  • Philz Coffee is looking for talented Store Leaders to join our team at our upcoming new store locations in Corte Madera, Walnut Creek and Sacramento. Have we got your interest brewing? View our job postings to learn more and apply!

  • Life at Philz is pretty simple: We're committed to do whatever it takes to better someone's day. We're looking for passionate people ready to better days with us. If you're in the Redwood City, Ca area we will be hosting an interview day on March 22nd! RSVP at

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Philz Coffee – Why Work For Us?


It all started with a dream to create a really great cup of coffee personalized for you. Phil Jaber went on a quest 25 years ago to make a really great cup of coffee. He wanted to create a blend that was flavorful, complex, rich, smooth, and low in acidity. His quest took him all over the world and after visiting thousands of coffee shops, Phil created over 30 unique blends. Phil wanted to make sure the coffee making process embodied a personal and social feel, so he designed his own coffee station allowing for every cup to be crafted one cup at a time. By personalizing each cup, Phil had found a way to allow for individuality in every cup of love.

Our Mission

Bettering people's days. Philz Coffee focuses on making the best drip coffee. Each cup is handcrafted and made one cup at a time at our retail stores served by friendly Baristas dedicated to customizing your cup of love. We don't do espresso, lattes, cappuccinos. We believe in being great at a few things - Handcrafted Drip Coffee & Customer Service.


Coffee Made One Cup At A Time, Voted one of the best coffee shops in the US by Delish, Voted one of the coolest coffee shops in the US by Zagat/Huffington Post, Voted best coffee in San Francisco by SF Weekly



We exist to deliver a great customer experience.


We expect nothing but the best in everything we do.


We value individuality and we encourage everybody to be themselves.


We treat all with respect and believe in being nice: smile, say 'hi' and 'bye!'


We are open‐minded, we love to learn, and are constantly evaluating how we can do better.


At Philz we are doing more than crafting a great cup of coffee, we're reinventing the coffee experience and we are bettering our customer's days. We love delighting our customers and converting first timers into Philz's fans. If you're nice, kind, genuine and you love making people happy and being part of a great team, we'd love to hear from you!

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    I loved working here and would recommend it to anyone who loves coffee!


    you will constantly smell like coffee and so will your clothes and everything you touch.

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Philz Coffee Interviews



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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Philz Coffee (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.


    Like many have mentioned, video interview first. The guy that interviewed me was super cool. Right off the bat I felt more at ease and was able to take a deep breath and get through it without sweating up a storm. I will say they take a while to get back to you kinda making it seem like you might have blown it and you're not gonna hear back from them ever again. You might have to make the effort and follow up with them if you're serious about the job!

    Since I was someone who really wanted this job, I reached out and was like "Yo, wuddup." Not in those exact words but basically asking what the next steps are for my application and they brought me in for an in-person interview a few days later. That interview is also very casual. I literally could've shown up in a t-shirt and jeans and they wouldn't have looked twice. It's really all about your personality and about bettering people's days.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had your own coffee shop what would your ideal employee be like?   Answer Question
    • What are 3 characteristics past employers/friends/family would say best describe you?   Answer Question
    • Name a time you made someone's day better?   Answer Question
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Philz Coffee Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute, 2016

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