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Starbucks New Jersey Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. "Perfect College Job to pay Bills and focus"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Coffee
    Stock options
    Vacation time
    Can be a fun upbeat environment with the right staff

    Cons

    Awful clientele
    If your manager is bad it can be really miserable


  2. "Awesome Job"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome District Managers that are great at motivating and inspiring us. Happy people from all walks of life work at Starbucks which makes it very diverse and rewarding as we get to learn from each other.

    Cons

    not really if your on top of your A game there will be no issues.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the partners ever. (which I know they wont!)Actually work better to promote from within. focus on teaching others to be great leaders in the process.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "can be great"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Starbucks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, easy to move up

    Cons

    Long term employees that dont move up do not get compensated, new employees often get paid the same

    Advice to Management

    The ASM role should be changed. Every store should have ASM. Manager and ASM could share responsibilities, pay could be lower, stores would be run better, and shifts would nt have to run tbe store when manager is not there.


  4. "Starbucks the good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Millburn, NJ
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Millburn, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks and discounted proroducts

    Cons

    Only part time and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and understanding


  5. "Barista Balancing"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super good benefits, Starbucks excels at making their employees feel prepared, noticed, and listened to. The work is not super hard, and it made me feel better for enjoying the cafe as a whole.

    Cons

    I worked at the one in Basking Ridge and they didn't really understand that I was a student(not online) and I had to commute to University. I was always being snapped at by employees and customers and it was too overwhelming to balance with the rest of my life

    Advice to Management

    Take complaints about employees seriously, it's not fun when you have to pretend to be alright as people are screaming at you.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Oakland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, great customer service experience

    Cons

    Hard work, constantly moving, learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Make schedules so that if a person calls out, everyone else isn't screwed.


  7. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Freehold, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starbucks was actually a phenomenal place to work. I loved my coworkers along with all of the perks of working there. Every May we received stock that would vest over the next year or two. Also, we received a free pound of coffee a week. We also received free drinks and a food item for every shift we worked.

    Cons

    The hours were bad because they were so early.

  8. "Corporate is out of touch with baristas."

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    Current Employee - Barista in Medford Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Barista in Medford Lakes, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starbucks hires great employees who are willing to do anything for their store. Their loyalty is prevalent. It is also an environmentally responsible company

    Cons

    Their rate of pay is not competitive and their partner recognition is slim to none. Baristas are not recognized for their hard work and dedication.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within


  9. "Partners are well supported, but it's not for me."

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    Current Employee - Barista in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Barista in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starbucks really takes care of their partners. They offer a wide range of medical benefits, their College Achievement Plan allows you to earn your undergrad degree at ASU (as long as it's your first), and they work with your schedule to provide flexible hours.

    Cons

    Occasionally chaotic environment. Most partners may not have this next issue, but as someone who strongly believes in a good quality food and a healthy diet, it's uncomfortable supporting and recommending drink and food products high in sugar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experience of the partners a priority. It makes the store environment warm, friendly, and welcoming.


  10. "Starbucks is for the stars"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interaction with customers. Great variety of products.

    Cons

    non-union other than that no negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    If you have the option to give a certain percent raise the first one should always be the highest. A happy worker is a hard worker.


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