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"A very educational experience."

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Former Employee - Barista in Auburn, CA
Former Employee - Barista in Auburn, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work environment.
Interesting coworkers.
Work can become very routine and easy.
All the coffee you can imagine, free drinks when you work!
Working at Starbucks gives you invaluable customer service skills.
Learning to balance all the tasks you are given makes any other work seem like nothing.

Cons

Stressful.
The Starbucks Corporate standards are unlike any other company.
Standing on your feet for that long is not fun.
Until you know drink recipes by heart it is like pulling teeth.

Advice to Management

Keep up what is being done. Employee incentives are always appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. "Hard work for minimal pay, bonuses a plus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, discount on Auto Insurance and cell phone plan.

    Cons

    Rushes can be insane and difficult to manage.


  2. "Great job except for District Managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to manage a team and lead a store to success in your own way. As long as you follow the policies and procedures you are free to make the store your own environment and if you love customer service and coffee you can excel here and make a home. Great benefits, stock, and it really is not a difficult job if you enjoy customers and multi-tasking.

    Cons

    A lot of over time. You spend most of your time on the floor and can feel like a glorified barista. You will spend most of 40 hours on the floor and because labor is your greatest expense you always feel understaffed. Admin is done off the clock, if someone calls in sick you can expect to lose your day off. Upper management (district managers) change almost every year so you have to deal with having a new boss constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Give back the labor that has been taken away since 2008 so managers can manage and not be baristas all the time. Non coverage needs to be 4% of hour earned so there is less overtime worked each week by the manager.

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