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"realistic"

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Former Employee - Real Estate Representative
Former Employee - Real Estate Representative

Pros

the people there are amazing, the environment is fun and safe, the company provides it self on servicing the community.

Manager was fantastic, fostered team work, and growth.,

Cons

the company lacks communication between departments, etc

It is a very hard environment to work in right now, too many lay offs all happening too often.

Advice to Management

focus on what's important, keep people happy, and go back to your core.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Read this if you are considering a management position at Starbucks."

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The free coffee is good, a 30% employee discount, and the ability to work with people who are passionate about the product. The opportunity to peak behind the curtain of a multi-national corporation with such a strong brand name is also a plus.

    Cons

    The best way to describe Starbucks is like a teenager trying to figure itself out. For an extraordinary period of time, the company was making money hand over fist regardless of the product or the service. The relentless pursuit of expansion and profit caused a loss of focus on people, processes and infrastructure that has brought the company to the state that it is in today. Now that the money is not flowing so freely, the mistakes and missteps of the past are hitting home hard with the company unprepared and scrambling to correct years of miscalculations. Part of the problem is that a lot of the individuals in leadership positions today have remained in play over this period of explosive growth. They have failed to evolved with, and get ahead of, the current business realities and have not been able or willing to drive a culture of operational discipline and strategic thinking that is critical during good times and bad. With that, an outsider will have a monumental task to try and reverse course and effect change productively. The expression of an opposing point of view is rarely met with open arms no matter how respectfully and logically it is made and the disconnect between the field operations and headquarters compounds the problem dramatically. The culture of leadership at Starbucks is of a passive-aggressive nature which is a difficult environment to operate in and to professionally advance with any sense of career progression or track. If you're looking for a mature and disciplined operation, Starbucks may not be your best bet.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people and empower them to succeed. Allow and encourage opposing view points and listen to the feedback coming from the field. Thoroughly review the ranks of those in your mid- and senior- levels of leadership and determine if these are the right people, in the right job, at the right time with the capability to take the company to the new business reality and the new normal. The entrepreneurial, start-up mentality was what got Starbucks moving in the right direction, but now requires a sea change to establish a level of maturity and discipline that it so desperately needs to succeed. It starts at the top.


  2. "Starbucks, not all it's cracked up to be."

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, tips, hours, five words

    Cons

    you have to be fake.

    Advice to Management

    grow up and stop taking things so seriously

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