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Starbucks Washington DC Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "VERY corporate, strict but fun!"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Barista in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a barista is generally enjoyable as it is not terribly hard nor ever boring

    Cons

    The corporate requires all stores to play the same soundtrack all month or so which can be tiresome working the silent overnight shift

    Advice to Management

    More choice in music


  2. "Starbucks manger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time

    Pros

    Great hours ,pay,benefits , mangment

    Cons

    Customers Can be interesting at times but it comes with the job

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing

  3. "barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Barista in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount coffee, meeting new people

    Cons

    annoying high maintenance customers, annoying drinks


  4. "Good Perks for a Student Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, free Spotify, health benefits, free coffee

    Cons

    Occasionally bad scheduling, mismanagement, rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are working 24 hours minimum for health coverage


  5. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, room for growth, education

    Cons

    abnormal work schedules, early hours, late hours


  6. "Not too bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    3 different district managers my first year, no real training

    Advice to Management

    communicate


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Starbucks Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company gives Great benefits and great pay. There's a lot of discounts for working with this company. They also have a lot of locations to work for as well

    Cons

    Like any other company falling into clicks can happen and I say stay away not very good if you need to relocate

    Advice to Management

    Stick to rules and don't fall into clicks

  8. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Mount Airy, MD
    Current Employee - Barista in Mount Airy, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offer great benefits, coworkers are helpful and kind, regulars are normally sweet, management does the best they can to accommodate busy schedules.

    Cons

    Some of the customers can be mean

    Advice to Management

    Two way cameras in the drive through freak out some of the customers and make the partners uncomfortable.


  9. "Best Company"

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    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


  10. "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


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