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Starbucks Virginia Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • benefits for part-time employees (in 949 reviews)

  • A pound of coffee mark out every week (in 481 reviews)

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

  • Fast paced- You must work quickly and effectively (in 366 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Barista in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an empowering company where everyone has a voice.

    Cons

    Customers give you a hard time


  2. "Par time Starbucks shift manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Lorton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, enjoyable people to work with

    Cons

    Very physically and mentally demanding


  3. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with, relatively flexible schedule, great job for college students, free food and drinks.

    Cons

    Hiring outsourced managers who don't know the culture or how the company works who are only focused on sales. understaffed frequently with random hour cuts. Management really makes or breaks the experience here.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, focus on customer relations rather than a sales figure, and make sure managers are able to up keep standards set by corporate.


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  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Batista in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Batista in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at starbucks. i have a lot of fun everyday and i love the hustle bustle of everything at the store.

    Cons

    very busy, changes a lot. wouldn't recommend if you don't like change. hours aren't the same every week.

    Advice to Management

    nothing! my manager is a great manager and she knows exactly what she's doing. love her!


  6. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Barista in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people, non-stop environment, yummy drinks

    Cons

    Constantly shifting management which causes confusion

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page


  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Customer Service is difficult sometimes. Must have a thick skin and be versatile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees well and they will return the favor.


  8. "Starbucks Spoils Me"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yorktown, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yorktown, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love two elements about Starbucks. First, their team atmosphere is excellent. This certainly varies from store to store, but as a Corporation, Starbucks implements this "culture of warmth and belonging" from the top down.

    Starbucks' care for their employees doesn't stop at workplace atmosphere. The plethora of benefits offered to part-time employees such as health care, 401K, tuition reimbursement through ASU, and stock options show that the company insists on taking care of their partners.

    Cons

    If you have trouble multi-tasking, you will hate this job. Starbucks treats their partners very well, and rightly so, they expect excellent performance out of them. Whether you are a barista or a shift, working in a Starbucks location involves achieving multiple goals that will stretch you in all directions. For example, Starbucks expects a personal, friendly experience for every individual customer, and simultaneously expects a speedy experience. You have to balance elements such as these that could possibly conflict with each other. This is definitely a high-pressure job, but if your team is on board, it is very rewarding.


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Barista in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time

    Pros

    Awesome company that offers benefits to part time employees.

    Cons

    Hours can scarce and it can be unbearably fast paced at times.


  10. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Barista in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for part-time, flexible work hours

    Cons

    It can be a stressful work environment, especially need to be quick at multitasking


  11. "Shift Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel that all things being equal Starbucks aims to treat its employees relatively well, has health benefits, stock options, and opportunities to move upward if you are able and willing to put in the time and get things accomplished.

    Cons

    Schedule management is tough and getting 40 hours can be tough when going into overtime is not generally allowed. Promotion to Shift Manager is feasible, but store Managers often seem to be outside hires regardless of what is theoretically possible.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic in the fad of the moment and in terms of what employees can actually accomplish. Adding more and more lists to fill out and things to do doesn't help with the customer experience or make the store any cleaner. Instead, work to support the employee buy-in to the space that Starbucks is trying to create.



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