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"I was a barista, and worked my way up to a store manager"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits, people, values and ethics, flexbility

Cons

Scheduling, staffing, inconsistency in standards and policies

Advice to Management

It is important to maintain the culture of Starbucks without becoming too sales-driven.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. "Great job for part time, really flexible."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Barista in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible during school, good benefit packages if you need them.

    Cons

    Bosses take their job to seriously, and rarely help out during rushes.
    People don't get trained properly so you feel over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Train better, and appreciate the staff that really rushes and helps serve the customer. Stop nick picking over everything.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good job for students, do NOT go into management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work with great people, flexible hours, good medical plan and lot of freebies

    Cons

    They overwork their managers. Expectations are way too high, and overtime is not payed, even though most managers work over 40 hours a week. A lot of district managers lack professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from inside of the company, people who've known what it's like to be a slaving barista, shift supervisor, etc, instead of hiring external morons with no experience in the food industry. Their training is way too fast, most of them can't make a decent drink or handle a rush. They also have a tendency to stay in the back instead of being on the floor with their partners and customers.

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