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Philz Coffee Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Stores
Unknown / Non-Applicable
It all started with a dream to create a really great cup of coffee personalized for you...

Philz Coffee is a San Francisco-based coffee company that attracts people who are passionate - about life, about others, about the communities they live and work ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple... We are bettering people's days, one cup at a time.

Company Updates

  • At Philz, we love to celebrate our roots and we are so proud of the love, energy, and authenticity found in San Francisco's Mission District --- home to our very first Philz location. We're continuing to grow, but we haven't forgotten about our roots. Check out our openings in San Francisco!

    Artist, Jaime Longa, created this beautiful piece featuring our very first shop on 24th St. Thank you for capturing the essence of the Mission in your work. (

    Jaime Santiago Longa

    Official website of San Francisco based artist Jaime Longa

  • Our recruiting team is spending time on the ground in Chicago looking for talented people to join the Pham! Take a look at our open positions and keep an eye out for future events.

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Philz Coffee – Why Work For Us?

Our Story

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 made to your taste & delivering a great customer experience.


Our Values

Put the customer experience first
Our customers are our top priority. If we put people first, we cannot fail.

Be quality driven and progress focused
Be proud of your work. Be committed to doing the very best with passion and focus.

Be kind and keep it real
We are kind-hearted, positive, humble, and human. Be yourself. Be sincere. A genuine connection will outperform formality.

Our People

At Philz, we're doing something much bigger than coffee - we're building community. We believe the world is a better place with sincere connection and we hope you'll join us in creating a culture of warmth, authenticity, kindness and passion.

Philz Coffee Reviews

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Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber
Jacob Jaber
75 Ratings
  • "Great part time job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philz Coffee part-time (More than a year)


    Easy going environment with great managers


    can be super busy and short staffed so it feels like you're being pulled thin tight

    Advice to Management


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Philz Coffee Photos

Philz Coffee photo of: All in the Philz Phamily
Philz Coffee photo of: Our Community
Philz Coffee photo of: SF Mission Made. 24th and Folsom
Philz Coffee photo of: Bettering Dayz
Philz Coffee photo of: Smiles that better days!
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Philz Coffee Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    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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