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"Great team, sometimes stressful work environment"

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Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I was brought to work among a great team of baristas; the hiring process was certainly rigorous, with a phone interview and two in-person interviews with a supervisor and store manager -- but the outcome of this interview process shows in the team. Pretty good discounts. We were consistently given great training and support, and this learning continued to be encouraged, especially for those wishing to progress up the ladder.

Cons

Really intense, fast-paced work environment sometimes. The clientele can be stressful at times, and you have to learn to build a thick skin and keep a smile on your face -- while this is a great lesson in how to keep calm and problem solve, sometimes it just feels like abuse. That said, you do get some great regulars and have the opportunity to forge some real connections with people. Sometimes store goals were just overwhelming and prevented us from really focusing on people and creating an experience, especially around holidays.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. "I have worked at starbucks as a barista for four years in multiple locations."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista
    Current Employee - Barista
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 30% discount
    - free drink 30 mins. before and 30 mins. after (and unlimited drinks during) your shift.
    - health benefits
    - some managers deviate from availability, but most try to get to schedule you for the days/hours you ask for.
    - it is easy to transfer to other locations
    - free markout every week (one pound of coffee/tea/VIA)
    - coffee knowledge

    Cons

    - know that it takes a good three months (sometimes longer) to memorize the recipes and get down the routines
    -depending on the location, your hours can vary. Managers often cut shifts if labor is over, or if business is slow. However, if you work at a busy/high-volume location, this is not often a problem.


  2. "Great, Fast-paced atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Annandale, VA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Annandale, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Free pound of coffee or a box of tea every week
    30% employee discount
    Stock option reward every year

    Cons

    ALOT OF WORK!! you are responsible for EVERYTHING, from making drinks, being a cashier, being a coffee salesman, restocking inventory, washing dishes, and cleaning the bathrooms, and more depending on the store. And its a very fast-paced environment. If you cant handle multi-tasking, then youre gonna have a hard time at this job, but once you get used to it, you'll love working there.


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