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Starbucks Riverside Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 996 reviews)

  • free pound of coffee or box of tea every week (in 497 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 311 reviews)

  • If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll (in 391 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loved Working for This Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits for part time and up workers is amazing.

    They work around your school and personal life.

    Great family of coworkers

    Cons

    Depending on the district you work for depends on the employees you work with.

    Some districts had horrible management yet others were amazing.

    Advice to Management

    District managers need to be more diligent with whom they hire as managers. They should be more involved with their store and their employees, because a manager who becomes involved shows their love and passion for the company and that has a positive effect on its employees


  2. "Starbucks Star"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Management in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Office Management in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work, and interact with your community at large.

    Cons

    Being such a coffee contesurer made it a little hard to work there and not indulge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on Good customer service because the product speaks for itself.


  3. "New Hire"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Helpful partners (co-workers)! Love my store manager!

    Cons

    None that comes to mind.


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  5. "Your Favorite Barista/Barista Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista/Barista Trainer in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Barista/Barista Trainer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips & Stock Bonuses Yearly

    Cons

    Scheduling always had some sort of problem going on because there were always new baristas coming and then (obtuptly) quitting. And the "customer is always right..." mantra is outdated and it's annoying to serve customers knowing that they are scamming the crap out of our company and creating a bad vibe in the store that effects work flow and our customer service to other customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites


  6. "Barista Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Apple Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Apple Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Productive Environment
    Great Benefits
    Awesome Boss

    Cons

    Customers
    Dress Code (At the time)


  7. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Colton, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job provided flexible hours. As as student I found this extremely helpful as I was trying to balance my academics with my work schedule. The company was extremely well organized.

    Cons

    I did experience anything that I would consider a con to working at Starbucks.


  8. "No decisions at this level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a ton of job security. Asked to treat the people well.

    Cons

    Supervisors have no say in changes and are not asked to provide input on how to make things better. It is all decided far above your head. You are a babysitter only.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should be motivated and empowered to improve things. Reach out to the people running the floor. Have some type of continuous improvement to keep the job interesting.


  9. "Barista"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good starting point in the food/beverage industry. You will learn the fundamentals of team work and good work ethic.

    Cons

    Random schedule. Work life is linked with the group you work with. Need to improve on policies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let go of good workers.


  10. "Great job, but you have to work hard and learn fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Barista, Shift Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. From the partners, to the regular customers, everyone gets along and loves each other it really feels like a family

    Cons

    Some customers are horrible and they try to scam us and they are super rude and sometimes you just need to run to the back and cry


  11. "Way too underpaid for what you deal with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The satisfaction of making the moment right for customers, learning all of the recipes, being creative, etc.

    Cons

    Not paid enough at all--the 'raise' ended up really being a $.5 increase. Hours randomly being cut. Too many tasks to complete throughout the day when not paid enough.

    Advice to Management

    Actually give your baristas the appreciation we deserve and the pay that we deserve! Starbucks acts as if they can't afford to pay their partners a decent wage, when they charge $5 a drink and charge for every little additive that's not standard recipe for a drink.


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