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Starbucks San Diego Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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San Diego, CA

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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 978 reviews)

  • free pound of coffee or box of tea every week (in 493 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 305 reviews)

  • It can be very fast paced if you work at a high volume store (in 381 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits: can't beat the full package
    Vacation: paid vacation, and sick pay as well
    Flexible Schedule: work the hours that fit your schedule
    Health insurance
    401k: they match a decent amount

    Cons

    overworked: they expect each person to do the work of 2
    underpaid
    understaffed: often feels like we're drowning in tasks
    tiresome: physically exhausting
    occasionally petty

    Advice to Management

    revamp core values, pay higher wages


  2. "great"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, the partners and customers

    Cons

    everything is constantly changing and no labor in the stores


  3. "barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time

    Pros

    -Worked there for five years never expected to stay so long but coworkers were a blast
    -free starbucks
    -customers were awesome made a lot of friends there

    Cons

    -excessive cleaning
    -doing more work then the supervisors
    -pay sucks


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  5. "Good energy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, never a dull moment, free coffee drinks while on shift.

    Cons

    Customers are very picky and rude at times.


  6. "Decent Place for first job"

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    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees. Cool Atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much to say Negative


  7. "Steep Learning Curve But Fun"

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    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team oriented environment. Fast paced, and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, but it is ultimately fun.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and benefits! Great perks

    Cons

    The location of the place


  9. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good a lot

    Cons

    Early hours are real bad

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagers stop. So do not continue


  10. "Main Man"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Barista in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    they had great benefits. the co workers are wonderfull

    Cons

    i did not necessarley like the coffee. it was rather garbage

    Advice to Management

    Buy better coffee


  11. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Really, second to none. College paid for, 401k matched, plenty of vacation time. Although you'll need it.

    Cons

    Not to unfairly review Starbucks as this is common but you aren't worth much to them at times. They will part with managers in a fairly unpredictable manner.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Be less obsessed with metrics and performance. Spend more time building relationships and less time criticizing against an endless list of metrics.



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