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"The cleanest dirty shirt"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Barista in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Barista in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Free drinks all the time. Free 1lb of coffee per week. Some fellow Barista's are great company. Looks better on the resume than if you worked at McDonald's. I guess employers might have a better connotation with the guy giving you your yuppie drink than the guy frying up burgers.

Cons

Sweeping floors, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning dishes. 60% of customers are really nice. 20% are emotionless. 20% are rude. That 20% sometimes ruins your day or at least the next three customers and affects your behavior towards the 60% of decent customers. People who handle food and drinks should not be expected to handle toilet cleaning duties as well as the other hazardous cleaning chemicals they demand you use, even with sub-par cleaning protective gloves. If it says in the back of the cleaning solution "if skin contacts skin, rinse for 20 minutes', I'm pretty sure that that's pretty hazardous. Gloves can't cover everything. People paid 9 dollars an hour don't really care for other people's hygiene, so I really doubt tongs and can-tines and carafes are really cleaned that well. It's constant standing with no down time, only a 10 minute break per shift and a 30 minute lunch break that is unpaid and mandatory if you work more than 6 hours in the shift.

Advice to Management

Contract some outside janitorial staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefit package is excellent and available to employees at all levels of the company. Same-sex benefits are available.

    Cons

    Within the last ten years the company has opened thousands of new stores. This has meant a slackening of core principals as well as not always having cream of the crop candidates applying for jobs and staffing stores.


  2. "Keeps you on your toes!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Starbucks-Barista in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fast-paced environment, awesome benefits, fun to make drinks, take home coffee every week.

    Cons

    High stress levels, picky customers, very tedious and repetetive making drinks.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are fully staffed.

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