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"great place to work, corporate losing touch with needs of retail staff"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Happy work environment
Great company insurance and total benefits package
Extremely flexible schedule

Cons

Corporate losing touch with needs of store managers and staff
Alignment of retail product in grocery and other outlets harming sales in stand-alone stores with no change to store targets, which greatly affects ability to earn quarterly bonus.
Coupons in grocery even worse
Getting up at 4am to come to work!

Advice to Management

You can only do more with less for so long, then you start doing less with less. 5h/week to be a store manager and the other 35h being an overpaid barista is not an effective way to train and motivate staff to excellence.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. Helpful (1)

    "My time at Starbucks is so much fun, I meet different kinds of people everyday."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Blythewood, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work there, the food, and the sights.

    Cons

    There are no bad things about working there to me.

    Advice to Management

    Be on time. Be kind to everyone. Always be friendly. That's what I think should be forced though.


  2. "Pretty decent experience for those in high school/college"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Walnut, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Walnut, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm speaking strictly working as a Barista. (Worked there from 08-09)
    Great work environment for high school/college students.

    Great coffee, easy going customers, AWESOME pastries (though you get sick of them pretty quickly).

    A free bag of coffee a week, good employee discounts

    Cons

    Hours varied from week to week.
    The occasional difficult customer

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