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Starbucks Oregon Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 1051 reviews)

  • Free pound of coffee every week (in 526 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 330 reviews)

  • Fast paced stressful rude customers (in 424 reviews)

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  1. "Barista"

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

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

    Pros

    Good enviornment to work in.

    Cons

    Understaffed for most of the days.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about people on the floor when we are busy.


  2. "Job Itself Is Chill, Customers Aren't"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Flexible Scheduling
    Meeting people
    Free coffee/food

    Cons

    Lot of work required of you if you open/close
    Customers can be MEAN

  3. "Great company, Great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Positive upbeat environment, lots of free coffee, build relationships with customers.

    Cons

    None other than the occasional rude customer.


  4. "Shift Supervisor - Going down hill."

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, many benefits, flexable hours

    Cons

    Corporate mandates, always cutting labor and raising goals

    Advice to Management

    I see too many customers walk in and turn around when they see only one or two people working. It can look like we're going out of business at times when we should be staved for peak hours and instead we're running on the bare minimum.


  5. "Not the starbucks from 5 years ago"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedules for baristas
    - Good benefits for only needing to work 20 hours a week
    - Decent tips calculated based on hours worked.

    Cons

    - Supervisors are over-worked and under-payed
    - Inflexible scheduling for supervisors (4am-12 or 12 - close only options at many stores)
    - Baristas can call out sick but supervisors rarely get the opportunity due to lack of coverage available for them
    - Constantly shrinking number of hours at stores meaning workload is always getting larger and employees getting more stressed
    - Only one week of accrued vacation per year IF you work 40 hours a week.
    - No options for OT pay
    - Almost impossible to get holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    People need a minimum of two weeks of vacation per year. Supervisors need better pay and vacation for the work they do (basically assistant managers of the store while manager is away).


  6. "Have a completely open schedule or have problems getting hours!"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Warrenton, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Warrenton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good music plays, you get tips, free coffee and tea, discount on merchandise. They put you through a good training program.

    Cons

    One awesome manager was let go, a new one came in and didn't have me on the schedule. When I asked her why, she said she needed people with open availability. She blamed her scheduling system as well. The assistant manager said I don't mind manually putting you on the schedule. This new manager came in and just did not communicate well. Atleast the assistant manager was looking out for her crew. I talked to another manager and they said the system made it so they had to have people with completely open availability.


  7. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the coworkers and employees

    Cons

    Management was under a lot of pressure and strain and intern took it out on employees. We called this job the manager killer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give store managers large quotas that they cannot handle

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Average Barista Experience"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Loved my team, and Starbucks really tries to take care of their staff and their customers. I felt like my boss truly cared about me and wanted all of our team members to do well.

    Cons

    To keep down costs of health insurance, etc. partners were spread pretty thin. Not a lot of flexibility as far as changing the schedule once it's out.


  9. "Shift manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock shares, health benefits, room for growth, strong training programs. Was a good place to work as a student. Flexible with hours, time off, and transferring to new locations.

    Cons

    Mediocre wages. There was a lot of food waste and employees aren't allowed to take any home or donate to any places.


  10. "It Was a Job"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Barista in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're able to gain valuable skills that will translate to other similar work environments.

    Cons

    There is very little room for creativity and passion.


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