Starbucks - Started as a job for heath insurance.. ended up moving my way up b/c i was good at it, and the economy sucks. | Glassdoor
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"Started as a job for heath insurance.. ended up moving my way up b/c i was good at it, and the economy sucks."

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Diego, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, some amazing relationships with customer (some terrible customers too!) Decent hours for management(assistant and store manager) Free drinks, pound of coffee a week, and 30% employee discount. payed holidays... decent vacation for long term partners. Sometimes you work with and get to know amazing people through all walks of life :)

Cons

minimum 2 weekend days a week.... unreasonable expectations. 20% of people do 80% of the work... some crazy customer... high turnover rate for store managers... hard to get Sundays off...

Advice to Management

would advise people to be hired straight into management or you will be in over your heads... start as a shift or assistant and fast track there is too much to know and do to be thrown into the job!

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. "stressful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    vacation and benefits, great customers

    Cons

    hours, pay, expectations, lack of communication, no development


  2. "With good coworkers the job can be fun, but without them, customers can get the better of you."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista: Coffee/Tea Master in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Barista: Coffee/Tea Master in Killeen, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee on shift, free box of tea/pound of coffee each week. Customer and business model that has often been imitated by other companies. Good for a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Poor management. Severe lack of communication between morning/night shifts, and some (at least to this specific location) shady behavior on the part of management to boost sales at the expense of barista benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Really listen. Don't simply nod your head, but take time to understand the grievances they have to make workflow smoother. Oh, and don't do that whole "neglect benefits of employees to make our numbers look higher than they actually are" thing.

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