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Peet's Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast paced energetic work environment (in 25 reviews)

  • flexible schedule and understanding of students just trying to finish college (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Shift leads are undervalued and underplayed (in 31 reviews)

  • Way upper management kinda just makes you feel like no matter how well your store is doing it could be doing better (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow within the company if you work hard and put in the extra effort

    Cons

    If you get placed in a poorly runned store employees and managers won't be very usefull

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing but always remember who you are scheduling for each shift.


  2. "No"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    constantly meeting new people that come in and out of the store
    messing around on the espresso machine

    Cons

    generally horrible customers,
    awful corporations attract awful people
    not at all paid enough
    the coffee is nasty

    Advice to Management

    stop treating your employees like crap then demanding high quaility work


  3. "Retail Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free drinks while working, free food, free coffee and tea, great health benefits (including dental insurance), good base pay.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, schedules come out extremely late, high-stress environment, a lot of accountability, high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Participate in profit sharing, increase wages past just above minimum wage, participate in more sales contests to incentivize employees.


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  5. "Peet's coffee and Tea"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Quality coffee and tea
    Good location
    Tips/pay desired
    Great customers

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement


  6. "Good for short-term and in need"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Peet's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free drinks and (though can be a gamble) great colleagues

    Cons

    No raises based on 'high pay-rate already', terrible management from SM and DM, no cooperation between stores, stressful environment with no personal or professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people as a transformational leader rather than the less than sub-par transactional leader you currently are


  7. "Good Entry to Retail and Coffee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales and Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coffee and Tea knowledge, Barista skills and regulars

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted and short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Better Pay and/or longer breaks


  8. "UCSD Store"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun working environment, no dress code

    Cons

    can be exhausting, mostly student customers who don't tip


  9. "they take care of you and expect a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity for growth and upward mobility

    Cons

    taxing and super fast paced but you can dictate the terms

    Advice to Management

    be flexible


  10. "Love Coffee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great "perks". Free take home bags of coffee every two weeks. Peet's brand coffee in employee break room.

    Cons

    Somewhat irregular hours that fall short of the 40 hour week in the time I was there.


  11. "Retail Salesperson and Barista"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Mill Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Mill Valley, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Peet's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People always wanted to teach me more. Peet's did a good job with training so that I felt prepared.

    Cons

    It felt hard to move up from my position. Managers didn't seem satisfied with the company and that rubbed off.



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