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"Hired, not trained, but very nice"

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Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Gilbert, AZ
Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Gilbert, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Easy shifts to get covered flexible work times tips

Cons

No room for growth
Constant changes

Advice to Management

N/A

Other Employee Reviews for Starbucks

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Palm Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Palm Harbor, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    company, values, partners, fun and great customers

    Cons

    poor store level management, no checks and balances for store management, no focus on business and sales goals, your success relies 100% on the competency of the store manager who spends the majority of her schedules hours attending to boyfriend issues not business

    Advice to Management

    hire people with worth ethics and integrity who attend their scheduled shifts. Professionalism over personal drama and hire managers the refrain from stealing tips from the hourly paid partners, that's what their bonuses are for.


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    "Hard work. Very low starting wage. Not good for a married person."

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a free drink... any drink you want... before you shift starts, during any break, and after your shift ends.

    You get a pound of free coffee or a box of tea every week.

    After a certain amount of time with the company you can enroll in their health insurance program.

    You get tips on top of your hourly wage. Tips are divided up by total number of hours worked by all partners that week. Then each partner receives the appropriate amount for the number of hours they worked that week. It usually came between 1 and 2 dollars per hour in tips when it is all divided out.

    Cons

    The scheduling typically changes every week. You cannot view your schedule online. You have to go to the store to see it posted on in tiny print on a piece of paper on the wall. This can be very inconvenient. So last century for such a "progressive" company.

    If you aren't already, you will become a coffee snob.

    The benefits can take a while to kick in. Start this job while you are still single and still a freshmen in college.

    The job does have perks but it takes time for all of them to kick in.

    Like any job, the learning curve at the beginning can be a very challenging and frustrating... but after a couple months you begin to get the swing of things and enjoy the work.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to invest in your information technology... on all levels.

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