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Starbucks Oregon Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • benefits for part-time employees (in 947 reviews)

  • A pound of coffee mark out every week (in 480 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging to maintain (in 299 reviews)

  • Cons for working for this company include early shift times and fast paced workdays (in 364 reviews)

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  1. "Basic Work and Average Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is everything when you are a college undergraduate.
    Tips, cash cash money (especially if you work in a busy store)
    Customer Connection (you have general time to talk to customers, ie when you are not making drinks)

    Cons

    Management can be a big deal, however, there ARE gems at specific stores. The best option is to transfer stores until you find an environment (and managing staff) that fits best with your personality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great company with amazing benefits."

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    Former Employee - Barista in Albany, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Albany, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity in co workers makes for a fun environment.
    Extremely good benefits
    Feels like you're part of a family
    You create a relationship with all your customers

    Cons

    Can get stressful
    They call you to come in on your days off
    Sometimes you don't get a break for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Stop calling employees to come in on days off. Once you agree to do it one time they expect you to do it every time.


  3. "Great company and great place to work! If..you are at the right store"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits - healthcare if needed. You get as many free drinks as you want for the entire time you are working. One free food item per shift, AND a pound of coffee or kcups, or tea markout every week! Tips every week. When you quit, you get stocks which I think is based on how long you worked for the company determines the amount you get.

    Cons

    Rude customers - but you get rude people wherever you work.
    Your experience truly depends on who you work with and who you work for. Luckily for me, I had a GREAT first store. After I moved states, I transferred stores and the experience and job was everything but great.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a healthy work environment - after I moved stores to a CA location, I was treated below, and very poorly which lead to me quitting. Which was highly disappointed, because I loved my job at my previous store.


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  5. "Great company, except for customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good structure/organization. Most of the time fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Crappy customers, and constant push to upsell stuff.


  6. "aweesome"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Excellent attitude, happy people, I really truly enjoy working here. Would most definitely reccomend working here

    Cons

    some of the downsides to working here would have to be the amount of time you stand on your feet and how quickly the orders come in. it can get overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    have patience with new employees but overall keep doing what youre doing. starbucks is pretty dang swell if I do say so myself


  7. "The Life of Starbucks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista/Shift Lead in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista/Shift Lead in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thourough training. Supportive store managers. lots of room to grow. Free coffee. Free weekly pounds of coffee. Full time work, or part time to barely any hours if you wanted. The way Starbucks is set up is you are trained with so many resources that it's hard to not know how to do something.

    Cons

    They only give you coffee and unhealthy breakfast sandwiches and pastries. They aren't consistent with what they claim to be. No proper recycling or composting is ever enforced... at least in both stores I worked at in the Portland area. Don't give their managers enough support.

    Advice to Management

    Management will never fire a partner who isn't a team player. No matter how negative the partner is, they will always be employed. I think there needs to be a better weeding process to get rid of negative partners who make the stores tone negative. That's why you see frowning people working in a lot of Starbucks and why so many are stand off-ish. It's hard to enjoy the job with a negative team that isn't functioning.


  8. "Good Company, Great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gifted stock shares each year if you qualify. Allowed free coffee and food during your shifts. Great promotion opportunities if you actively go after them. From time to time gifts from corporate as a show of appreciation, whether that is a tangible gift, money, or letter of encouragement.

    Cons

    Feel like your just an employee at times. It feels like it has become less and less about customer connection.

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice from the shifts and baristas more. Not "staged" advice, real brutally honest advice. Each new promotion item or display feels like it has been worked on and submitted by corporate and not by someone who would have to work with it each and every day.


  9. "Mostly Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store managers have their hand in a lot of different pots-- finance, HR, operations, etc. You can learn a lot about business working here and develop a really strong business acumen. Total pay package (salary, bonus, stock, and other perks) is decent considering the job. Vibrant corporate culture when the environment is right.

    Cons

    Senior field leadership can be hit or miss and if you do not have a passionate, engaged district manager, you won't learn and develop as much. Bonus structure is based purely off comparative sales from the prior year so things that are beyond your control impact your ability to get one. You can end up working A LOT of hours if your employees call out and you cannot find coverage for essential shifts since you basically have to work them. Lack of promotion opportunities in most areas unless you want to be a district manager or are willing to move to Seattle or another city.


  10. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good perks. flexible hours. free coffee and food. insurance and education.
    Can work at other stores too

    Cons

    overwork you for the pay. Cleaning is aggressive especially during mid day shift. Really hard to get through a regular 8 hour shift because you meed to stand so much


  11. "Barista"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barsita in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Barsita in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free coffee, fun coworkers, meet lots of people especially regulars. Once your learn your drinks and where everything in the store is you get in a nice routine that becomes rather easy.

    Cons

    Work got boring after awhile. Sometime making drinks for 2-3 hours straight can put you in a pretty bad mood. People like to take advantage of the corporation. Saying that their drink is bad because they want another. Or even really complicated drinks are sort of funny.

    Advice to Management

    Management is over worked and should not have to cover so many areas. A shift supervisor could be put into a more responsible role to help out the store manager. Scheduled 6 month check ups never came through because of how busy my manager was.



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