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"Loved it at a small community store."

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Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Towson, MD
Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Towson, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Great customer interactions, with repeat customers that you could build relationships with
-Free coffee
-Fun work environment, if you choose
-Made good friends and community connections
-Free stock over time

Cons

- As a part-time employee (20-30hrs/wk), stocks only amounted to a total of about $90 worth over a period of nearly four years
- Early morning start time if you work the morning shift (Hours depend on your store. Mine was 4:30am)

Advice to Management

-Continue in the direction of small community stores. These foster an excellent environment for employee-customer relationship building.

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

  1. "Barista"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Barista in Ellicott City, MD
    Former Employee - Barista in Ellicott City, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits for only needing to work 20 hours a week
    Free pound or box of coffee every week.
    Discount on products and drinks when off duty.
    Free drinks 30 minutes before, during, and after your shift
    Flexible hours to fit schedule of other commitments

    Cons

    Some stores have jerk face managers that only think of themselves and profit instead of employee's well-being.
    Insist on stores being open on holiday's and during snow emergencies making you risk your neck or get written up.
    Impossible to transfer to other stores in region without quitting first when you move or are clashing with other employees at your current store.

    Advice to Management

    Get annual reviews from Shift Supervisors and Barista's about their store management and fire ones that are given bad reviews instead of keeping them on and giving them bonuses when their employees are the ones doing all the work!


  2. "A company who actually cares about their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexbility in schedule, benefits, company discounts

    Cons

    Pay isn't great unless your in management, Training is too brief and doesn't prepare workers for job tasks

    Advice to Management

    Training needs improvement


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