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Seattle's Best Coffee Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "So much fun."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Barista in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the environment. I loved the people that I worked with and the management! It was all wonderful. The drinks were fun to make and management did well with scheduling and communication. Including the corporate office.

    Cons

    Honestly, I don't have a con here. Of course some co-workers weren't easy to work with. But, those didn't stick around long!

    Advice to Management

    You guys are awesome! One of my most fun jobs!


  2. "Not for Dallas TX"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Barista in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being linked to Starbucks is a real benefit. It comes with the weekly pound of free coffee, the tuition assistance, and some stock opportunities.

    Cons

    Dallas TX and Seattle's Best Coffee somehow brought out the worst in each other. I can confidently say Seattle's Best Coffee and Washington DC don't appear to do that, nor do Dallas and Starbucks. Management had the good sense to leave Dallas after a year, so I'll avoid scathing them on this site with any recounted memories. Suffice to say there was a clear sense of enmity among coworkers towards employees, and the drive-thru format was thoroughly dehumanizing.

    Advice to Management

    Closing the Dallas locations was a good call.


  3. "Job as Bartista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Barista in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to learn how to make really delicious drinks and my co-workers were very nice and interesting.

    Cons

    Sometimes co-workers would not show up and the managers would not let me know until I got there. Thus leaving me in the dark and at a disadvantage since I was always scheduled to show up 30 minutes before opening.

    Advice to Management

    If your employee are not going to show up get in touch with the other employee so we can be aware and show up in time to make up for our lack of help around the work unit.


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  5. "Seattles worst"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with customers and immediate coworkers. Fast paced environment. Similar to restaurant experience but in a small cafe setting.

    Cons

    There is a "cult" mentality. Everyone HAS to know key phrases. "We enjoy working here" , "we are clean and attractive"

    Advice to Management

    Leave your personal life at home. Try to treat your employees as well as you treat your customers. Give better raises.


  6. "good company. terrible manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    free coffee drinks
    free coffee beans

    Cons

    dysfunctional co-workers and manager
    lots of standing

    Advice to Management

    hire better managers


  7. "Wonderful marketing and management training"

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    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great opportunity to develop skills in marketing and management, as well as expertise in specialty coffee and retail sales industries. Great people and solid advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Franchises are not the same as SBC. Austin franchise was a bust.


  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Barista in Clarksville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seattle's Best Coffee part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule,good during college, good discounts

    Cons

    Low pay, hours based on sales


  9. "Overall a good place for a part-time job..full-time?..only as a transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Barista in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Tips
    Comfortable Clothes
    If located in bookstore, you have the possibility of cross-training

    Cons

    Raises are far and few
    Pay-I don't know a single worker who could sustain on their own with just that income
    Bad Choice of Supervisors/Managers

    Advice to Management

    Train all employees in everyday store operations


  10. "It was a fun place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Barista in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work. You get free drinks and an employee discount. The hours were very flexible.

    Cons

    The store does not make a lot of money so hours get cut. It is easy to have unfair treatment in the workplace. You don't get paid well.


  11. "Store Manger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As a coffee aficionado i found myself attracted to the environment

    Cons

    working extremely early as early as 5 am.


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