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Updated Jan 17, 2020

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3.7
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2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Starbucks is better..."

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Tiburon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peet's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun coworkers and atmosphere with a flexible schedule. Free drinks and food while working.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and the benefits are very lacking compared to similar companies. The management tries to retain staff but the turnover is very, very high. No opportunity to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better wages so that they don't leave for Starbucks.

    Peet's2016-10-20
  2. "Great Company"

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    Retail Sales and Barista in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    flexible schedule and understanding of students just trying to finish college

    Cons

    crappy customers that get angry over little things

    Advice to Management

    none

    Peet's2016-03-01
  3. "Good College Job"

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    Shift Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free coffee & tea, multiple locations, ability to transfer

    Cons

    Poor pay for experienced managers, annual raise is insignificant

    Peet's2016-02-19
  4. ""Barista" with no bar training"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Peet's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, lots of coffee/tea perks, flexible schedule. Fine part time job.

    Cons

    Never was trained to make espresso drinks which, as a barista, I wanted to be. That was a lot of why I chose Peet's over other part-time retail type jobs, and I never got it.

    Peet's2016-02-16
  5. "Good company for college students!"

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    Shift Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peet's for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -flexible schedule for students -free coffee -good hourly rate (and tips) for the job -ability to move up in the store fairly quickly if you want

    Cons

    -I was at a great store, store management CAN be bad -corporate obsession with drink times without providing ways to improve

    Advice to Management

    concentrate on great coffee not adding food!

    Peet's2015-12-29
  6. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Shift Lead/Barista in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, free coffee, great networking opportunity if you try and get to know some of the regulars.

    Cons

    Customers can sometimes be a real pain. Regular woes of working in the service industry.

    Peet's2015-12-12
  7. "My time at Peets"

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule and fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    slow on training and do not develop on a competitive time line.

    Advice to Management

    promote your employees that show initiative and have refined skill sets.

    Peet's2015-10-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Eh..."

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peet's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coffee and tea discount, lots of coffee and tea knowledge. Potentially flexible schedule for students, decent tips

    Cons

    Hard to wake up at 3:30 every morning, ridiculous amount of turn over, more often than not you will feel greatly unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees! Make incentives for the staff, not just store managers that "manage" from BOH

    Peet's2015-10-15
  9. "Peet's Coffee"

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    Cashier in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peet's for more than a year

    Pros

    -Unlimited free drinks while on shift and one free pastry -Great co-workers -Flexible schedule

    Cons

    -hours were tough: opening shift started at 4:30 -customers could be rude -Seems like there is little for room for advancement after shift lead

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if this is realistic at all, but it would be nice if there was a way for entry level workers to have a shot at the corporate level at some point.

    Peet's2015-08-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "cashier at peets coffee"

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    I worked at Peet's

    Pros

    Flexible schedule,cool coworkers and nice atmosphere at the stores.

    Cons

    Low pay,low hours and difficult customers

    Advice to Management

    more individual attention

    Peet's2015-05-02
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