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Starbucks Michigan Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. "Okay College-Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, stocks, 401-k, free coffee!

    Cons

    Too demanding, management too intense and overbearing, it's just coffee after all. Customers are conditioned to treat employees poorly.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace
    Good experience
    Fun
    Learning experience

    Cons

    Rude customers
    High expectations
    Stressful

  3. "Great Part-time Job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Brighton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks such as tons of free food, beverages, and coffee
    You make weekly tips
    There is always something to do, you are constantly moving-good if you like a fast paced environment, the time usually goes by quickly
    Dress code is fairly lax and comfortable
    Health care, 401 k, other benefits are options

    Cons

    Hourly pay isn't great
    Generally not enough hours for baristas to be full time
    Customers can be very particular


  4. "It's a cult"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides almost endless free coffee, great benefits benefits for part time and full time employees, and a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't supply enough labor hours to accommodate all parts of the day. They essentially want the entire staff to become obsessed with Starbucks culture and do everything "for the greater good" without paying them enough to care.

    Advice to Management

    It's the coffee version of McDonald's, no matter how much you want to believe it's not.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good place to work when busy"

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    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Tips, health insurance at part time, 401K at part time as well as sick pay and vacation pay after 1 year with the company.

    Cons

    Barely ever get a pay raise, hard to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to partners when they would like to advance their skills and move further up in the company.


  6. "Barista"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Barista in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to interact with people everyday. The other people hired are all very fun to work with and the management all the way up to corporate are awesome.

    Cons

    It's a service job, so there are things you have to do that you may not enjoy.


  7. "Store Work Family Means Everything"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista Trainer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Barista Trainer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store Workers become very close due to exposure over long days

    Cons

    Corporate is often hard to see and knows you as a number

    Advice to Management

    Try to include individualism to shine through

  8. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free coffee, free school

    Cons

    Work life balance and turnover

    Advice to Management

    Management can have a negative agenda


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, values, and work environment.

    Cons

    Can't get a lot of hours and minimum wage.


  10. "Shift Superviser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Hour Flexibility. Great Company overall

    Cons

    Retail. Middle Management. Inconsistency of employees. Difficult to progress

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and let your shifts be shifts.


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