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Starbucks Colorado Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 1034 reviews)

  • Free pound of coffee every week (in 519 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 322 reviews)

  • If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll (in 405 reviews)

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  1. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Barista in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great customers, free coffee, flexible hours

    Cons

    Can be difficult for some people to work at 4 am - but that is individual preference


  2. "I really love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love connecting with customers, and inspiring and nurturing the human spirit - one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

    Cons

    The job can be stressful at times between remembering routines, connecting with customers, and serving quickly.

  3. "It's an ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Community. Really feel cared for

    Cons

    The hours are pretty bad and the pay is really low


  4. "great company and friendly employees"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, free spotify, great employees

    Cons

    none I can really name

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing and continue to get better


  5. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great benefits, and fantastic career development opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a corporation, so promotion is a lot like a carrot on a stick. You will see new hires and external hires take the spot of your promotion and still hear about your development.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth and develop a different pay structure for metropolitan markets. Stores cannot afford such high turnover simply because working at a gas station pays better,


  6. "To be a partner... benefits"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Pueblo, CO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Starbucks company treats their employees, or partners, extremely well. The term "partner" is used because by working for Starbucks, the company gives you free stocks after a year of working there. It's called Bean Stock. You can do what you please with the stocks, which is very unique and not seen in very many companies. Also, if a disastrous life event takes place, Starbucks is willing to pay for six therapy treatments for its employees as well as do fundraisers for them. Dental care is also included. A couple more benefits are free drinks and food every day for employees while on shift. I am proud to be a partner!

    Cons

    Assuming the best in others is one of Starbuck's values. When someone definitely does not order a cookie with their coffee, and then receives their coffee, and tells the barista "you forgot my cookie that I ordered," baristas are told that they must assume the best in others and give the customer what they ask for and always be polite.

    Advice to Management

    My manager, Malia Ward, is awesome! Keep it up Starbucks.


  7. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company! A fun team, the company truly cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Customers will suck every last bit of humanity and love you have for the world. You will become a bitter hateful person.

  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Montrose, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Montrose, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities for partners to develop and move forward.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunity


  9. "Make Starbucks Great Again"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, team environment, good culture.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to responsibilities, company puts excess stress on employees by refusing to provide labor hours due to poor economic forecasting.

    Advice to Management

    I've always had good experiences with Starbucks management. I would recommend that the company offer more meaningful incentives to lower level employees. Managers can receive valuable bonuses for meeting and exceeding their goals, however supervisors and barista's can only receive bonuses for training new employees, and winning the partner of the quarter award. These bonuses are less than 2% of a bonus that a store manager would get just for completing the same sales as the previous year. Starbucks economists have been hitting walls in recent years, really since the company initially caught fire from 2000-2010. Doing something about issues like this would not only show strong business ethics to the public, but would improve the company's efficiency. Both of these would drastically increase stock value.


  10. "Happy to be working for Starbucks"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My store Manager is amazing at making all partners feel special, competent, inclusive and confident. The training I received is amazing and everyone roots for you to succeed. The "tone" my manager sets is one, wherein, all of us enjoy working with one another and every time we are finished with our shift, she (and all the Shift Supervisors) thank us! I just love coming to the store as a partner and as a customer. I am proud to say I work at that location as it's run incredibly efficient and everyone is so nice!

    Cons

    I was burnt on my hand with coffee - twice in the same spot within the same hour! My body hasn't been the same since I started working at Starbucks; my fingers are completely arthritic; my back aches and my feet hurt to the point where I can barely feel them. Physically, it's the toughest job I've ever worked..

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything as they seem to genuinely care about all of their employees.


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