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Starbucks Atlanta Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 978 reviews)

  • free pound of coffee or box of tea every week (in 493 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 305 reviews)

  • It can be very fast paced if you work at a high volume store (in 381 reviews)

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  1. "My experience at Starbucks was very delightful . The employers are always very nice and respectful to all customer's."

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Loganville, GA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Loganville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The location would be perfect. The environment and making new friends is always a plus. And the smell every morning !

    Cons

    Not knowing how to make the coffees and what to put in and how much to put in and all that in between .

    Advice to Management

    I am very outgoing and very friendly. I'm a hard worker and I love coffee !!


  2. "Great pay but management sucked!"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Dacula, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay $9 start and ended with $10 worked 8 months.

    Cons

    The mangers were rude, I worked at Atlanta's 2nd busiest store and we went through 3 managers in 8 months! My boss got mad at me for going out of state to visit family on my day off "so thats what youre doing when i give you time off" snarky comments. And then i had to return on memorial day from NC for a 3 HOUR SHIFT! On a regular we would receive a 4-5 hour shift average. Instead of working 3 days a week 8 hours a day, you get 6 days a week four hours a day. This ruins your whole day if you dont get the highly coveted morning hours.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be snobs! We do all the hard cleaning and labor and keep the store clean for inspections, respect us and be kind and we want to keep it sparkling so that you dont get fired for failing OSHA and other inspections.


  3. "Very political- Left Wing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Free pound of coffee a week

    Cons

    Office very narrow minded regarding diverse culture

    Advice to Management

    keep politics out of work


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  5. "It's an okay first job"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Fayetteville, GA
    Current Employee - Barista in Fayetteville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Spotify, free drinks while working, fun environment(most of the time), making relationships with different types of people, having connections

    Cons

    Fast pace, drive-through times, some rude customers, being at work at 4:30 in the morning, lack of staff, my location is small

    Advice to Management

    If I call out, there should be someone specific to call rather than calling every partner I know just to be sent to Voicemail.


  6. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Barista in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starbucks as a great work environment. Management is great.

    Cons

    There are no cons for here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Canton, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great company to work for! Totally understanding of military responsibilities. Willing to work with my schedule. Treats employees well.

    Cons

    Pay rate recently changed. All baristas are paid the same no matter how long you have been working there. Only way to get paid more is to get more responsibility as a shift manager or higher.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old way of paying employees for their dedication to the company.


  8. "It all depends on your location"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time flies by, getting to know the regulars are great.

    Cons

    Company is growing to quickly and the product is becoming irrelevant to the core products.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the time of everyone and hire people who can multitask.


  9. "good part time job for people who need flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meeting cool people, decent tips, free coffee

    Cons

    difficult to move up in the company


  10. "Overall great experience"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Starbucks as a barista was an overall great experience during my year off college. My manager was great, there was free coffee, and weekly take home coffee/tea, as well as full health benefits.

    Cons

    It can be a very fast paced and stressful environment during peak hours (especially working at a drive through location near schools).


  11. "A good starter job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anyone can work at Starbucks. There are opportunities to move up in the company. They provide health insurance and scholarships. They offer performance incentives and are usually quick to recognize when a partner is doing a good job. I know people who have stayed at Starbucks for ten years or more.

    Cons

    If you work at a busy store, especially in an affluent area, it can sometimes be a challenge to have to be courteous to customers, the majority of which are cruel, impatient, and stupid.

    Sales quotas can be kind of annoying when it's a product that is unpopular.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline product offerings-- partners have half a dozen different drink machines to operate now. Enable tipping on credit cards in every single store.


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