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Starbucks California Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 1021 reviews)

  • free pound of coffee or box of tea every week (in 509 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 318 reviews)

  • If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll (in 400 reviews)

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  1. "Starbucks"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Danville, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Food, good employees, coffee, benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Make min wage higher


  2. "A good job for college students. Not so good for the rest."

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the store: Usually the people you'll work with will be very friendly and helpful. You tend to create bond with those you work with which can make shifts easier. Flexible scheduling for those with other obligations. Hours available for those who look. Managers tend to be nice and understanding*.

    Cons

    *Managers tend to play favorites at certain stores. Can be very stressful due to high volume of product being moved and not enough support from coworkers and management. The usual customer service woes of dealing with horrible customers can be tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule better during peak hours. The Corporate side of Starbucks needs to work on the policies and problems currently hampering the company rather than pushing new things that only cause more headache. Our DM's rarely seem to support us and are only in it for themselves.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with part time benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, as well as stock options.

    Cons

    Some stores are very busy and management can either be great or ...not.

    Advice to Management

    Customers may come first but employees need to be prioritized also.


  4. "StarBucks"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, fast workflow, overall nice customers.

    Cons

    Fast paste, one could find themselves always moving fast thus getting overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Long term employees would like to become shift leaders. I think this process could become easier. Overall done much more time efficient.


  5. "Great times at starbucks coffee"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Flexible times
    Long breaks
    Lots of vacation

    Cons

    Rude people
    Too much coffee
    Dirty people


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Starbucks Shift Lead in Westminster, CA
    Former Employee - Starbucks Shift Lead in Westminster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company that supports its employees; amazing benefits and educational programs. Flexible schedules and holiday pay!

    Cons

    Full-time shifts not always available and salary increases are hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the benefits!


  7. "Lots of fun, though stressful at times"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free drinks, fun coworkers.

    Cons

    It's a very stressful job that requires you be nice to people who treat you horribly.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule can be good if you're staffed

    Cons

    Employees call out a lot

    Advice to Management

    Get DM's that have worked in stores before... they can relate better.


  9. "Good for a first job but don't stay there long."

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chico, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for part time and full time employees and flexible schedule for students. Free education if you're into online school.

    Cons

    Major labor cuts means extra work for little pay. Corporate rarely backs up baristas when there are concerns. There are benefits but that is because there is a low pay rate.


  10. "review"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free coffee and other stuff

    Cons

    lots of work and stuff

    Advice to Management

    needs to have more staffing


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