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"Great place to start, but hard to advance within the company."

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Current Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Northbrook, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Great benefits (including discounts, weekly mark-outs, health, 401k, etc)
-Usually great people to work with, many hard workers.
-Pretty good starting wage (including tip).

Cons

-You can get burnt out quickly.
-Hard to advance within the company.
-An increasing focus on sales instead of customer service.
-Scheduling can get rough especially when short-staffed. "Clopening" is not fun.

Advice to Management

You should not focus too much on quota rather on creative ideas to improve the atmosphere.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Starbucks stays true to their philosophy."

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    Current Employee - Barista in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Starbucks is a blast. You'll get the chance to meet new people everyday while working in a fun environment with cool people. You'll see that Starbucks is everything that they promise to be and more if you're at the right store. Starbucks offers many perks including weekly coffee bean mark outs, stock options, benefits, PTO, and more.

    Cons

    For those at a high volume store the starting salary is too low.


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    Former Employee - Barista in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Erratic hours and some company favoritism, but that cannot be helped.

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