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Starbucks Illinois Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 996 reviews)

  • free pound of coffee or box of tea every week (in 497 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 311 reviews)

  • If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll (in 391 reviews)

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  1. "A good company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lockport, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lockport, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is different depending on the store. But I get the hours I want. Free coffee. We get insurance and 401K. Always room to move up.

    Cons

    Not a livable wage. Stressful, lots of demands. Starbucks likes to surprise retail workers with new drinks. Often understaffed. Customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be a good leader. Set a good example for what you want people to be doing.


  2. "Barista"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, the people have all been great

    Cons

    expect a lot from the baristas work-wise


  3. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great wages, friendly atmosphere. Loved it.

    Cons

    Gets very busy in morning.


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  5. "barista"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competative

    Cons

    Super busy days with short-fused customers

    Advice to Management

    Allow more labour for better cleaning, service and morale.


  6. "Flexible with great benefits available."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Starbucks offers great benefits to its employees even at part-time status. The schedule can also be very flexible. There is also a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful environment. If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll.


  7. "Good for the fast food industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy job to get
    More pleasant that other service/fast food positions
    Lots of free food and coffee
    above minimum wage
    no uniforms (just aprons)
    Surprisingly good benefits

    Cons

    Either stressful or boring
    They work you hard
    People who come to Starbucks are the worst


  8. "Sbux"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay pay for a highschool or college student living at home. Meet amazing people who become your best friends.

    Cons

    Sometims not worth the pay for everything we have to do. Some of the worst customers at times. Very stressful. Pay not good enough for someone that needs to move out and pay for school.

    Advice to Management

    Raise starting pay. Give your baristas quarterly raises. Higher wages. Pay us more, we're running your business for you ?


  9. "What you would expect"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance
    Free drinks and food
    (Mostly) good co-workers

    Cons

    Not nearly as environmentally responsible as PR makes it seem.
    Can be very difficult to move up the chain.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to replace managers multiple times in a short span at one location, maybe the status quo doesn't work in all locations.
    Listen to your baristas and shift supervisors.


  10. "Love this Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and the work environment is vibrant and fun.

    Cons

    Shifts can be very busy or dull depending on day and weather.


  11. "Great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was very awesome and great.

    Cons

    There are none this job is the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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