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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. "Hard Work"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Kahala, HI
    Current Employee - Barista in Kahala, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free drinks (during work), One free meal (during work), Discounts at any store, Friendly coworkers, Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Find right people to ask questions too (My bad lol)

    Advice to Management

    I love working here!


  2. "Flexible, but stressful"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, nice side perks (free pound of coffee each week, free food each shift)

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment. If you don't enjoy your coworkers, you may have a miserable time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Start!"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job to have part-time during college. Benefits are good with medical and dental even for part-timers. Team is very supportive and positive. Job is usually flexible if you're a good worker.

    Cons

    Pay is what you would expect from a part-time job. If you're going to college, eventually you'll leave because it's just not enough to get by. Stress can get to supervisors or managers, so try to stay on their good side.

    Advice to Management

    It's important for supervisors and managers to manage stress, and stay professional. It can have a negative effect on the entire team if tension is high.


  4. "Starbucks develops Stars!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starbucks is a great company to enhance your personal development. I've been at this company a year, and they are great at recognizing people who work hard, work well within a team, and have flexible hours. I've been fortune enough to partake in the tuition reimbursement program, which is in partnership with ASU (Arizona State University). I also, have great medical, vision and dental benefits-- the best so far in the industry for part time workers. Free food items, and drinks always help to save on my tight budget! I think if you have a great management team, and work at a location where customers get to recognize the ever constant, but friendly barista behind the bar; this company will be a great experience for you. I look forward, to evolving, and learning more things along the way, in addition to compounding on my business acumen.

    Cons

    THE SECRET MENU!!! (when you become a barista, you'll have to learn this one soon....)

    Customers can be a major pain-- especially on holidays or weekends. Nevertheless, the shifts are short, so not to worry.

    The hourly pay for so much work, can be dismal. (right now I'm at $10.50/hr)-- Here in Hawaii, everyone basically needs two jobs, to cover monthly rent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Fun and great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a fun and fast paced work place. The people are very patient and friendly. You don't feel under appreciated at Starbucks.

    Cons

    You do work long hours and sometimes it can be tiring. Being on your feet for a long time consistently moving can be extremely tiring especially if you work two jobs


  6. "Barista Trainer and Tip Distributer"

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    Former Employee - Barista Trainer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Barista Trainer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: a free bag of coffee beans or tea every week, and up to 3 free drinks a day. 20% discount during year and 40% during holidays.
    Opportunities for promotions and moving up within the company. Employees are frequently encouraged to "develop" by going through a training program to move from barista to shift manager to store manager.

    Cons

    Low starting wage for the work and the expectation of knowledge about products and procedures, I started on about $8.50. The fast-paced environment can be anxiety inducing for new employees, and seasoned workers tend to be impatient, which can make for low employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure fellow baristas encourage and mentor new employees


  7. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough labor for what is expected

    Advice to Management

    Took a while

  8. "Cleaner"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Pearl City, HI
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Pearl City, HI

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

    Pros

    Cleaning techniques, sense of responsibility, sense of giving back, sense of helping others, experience for a job.

    Cons

    Maintenance work, time consuming.


  9. "Fun job in the early morning`"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free pound of coffee once a week, free food items at work

    Cons

    early hours, takes a long time to get promoted


  10. "Good benefit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Barista in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks before & after shift, free meal & beverage during lunch (if you work over 6 hours). Free a pound of coffee each week. Good benefits including 401k

    Cons

    Not many work hours. If the store doesn't make target quota, managers cut down baristas hours. Only shift supervisors get more than 20 hours.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, my manager is good at managing a store. My store manager is not eager to train new employees and does not schedule people efficient way, so a lot of new employees don't know proper way to do the job fast and get done correctly.


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