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Starbucks Los Angeles Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz
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  • Work-life balance can be challenging to maintain (in 299 reviews)

  • It is a fast-paced environment, can occasionally be stressful (in 371 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company
    Above average benefits for partners (employees)
    College Achievement Plan was fantastic

    Cons

    Some managers I encountered were inexperienced and made decisions negative impacted the guest experience.


  2. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Free coffee and food.

    Cons

    They work you to the bone and the pay is not great. It is hard to get promoted.


  3. "Barista"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better pay than other high-school level jobs (slightly over minimum wage at the time that I was working there).

    Cons

    Dealing with bad customers. Many customers felt entitled to getting anything they wanted, even when their demands were ridiculous. Typically managers would side with the customers rather than defend their Baristas.

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for your employees more often, it can be detrimental to morale when Baristas are under the impression that they are always the problem in every situation when a customer is upset.


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  5. "Shift Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun environment, coffee.

    Cons

    A lot of cleaning, QASA inspections, holidays.


  6. "Starbucks is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved the face pace work environment and everyone worked as a team.

    Cons

    I really don't have any except I didn't get very many hours.


  7. "Ok for a little while"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista/Barista Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Barista/Barista Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, Free Coffee, Flexible, Co-workers

    Cons

    Pay, Manager, Early Hours, Rude Customers


  8. "Fun for first year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay for job you're doing, most flexible schedules you could ask for. Hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Having bad days, makes you want to quit.


  9. "Great company benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are excellent and worth seeking employment with Starbucks

    Cons

    Management isn't divided equally. Shift leads and ASMs are held most responsible.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the responsibility between management positions in a store level.


  10. "Great job to have during college"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista and Trainer in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Barista and Trainer in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get free coffee markouts, drinks, and food.

    Cons

    Wouldn't really say there was a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for giving me the opportunity to work there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager of overall operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation package is great. High volume store premiums granted above $40,000 per week average in a 3 tier system. Even if not working in a high volume store the culture and values are easy to align with and give ownership to.

    Cons

    Corporate environment can be stressful. When stocks prices are high things are great but when reporting below anticipated revenue per quarter micro-management is intense, even for highest performing managers.



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