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Starbucks Washington DC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Starbucks offers a wicked comprehensive benefits plan to part time employees (who work (in 1034 reviews)

  • Free pound of coffee every week (in 519 reviews)

Cons
  • As a supervisor it can be difficult to have any semblance of a work-life balance (in 322 reviews)

  • If you are working in a retail store it is a fast paced environment which can eventually take a toll (in 405 reviews)

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  1. "barista review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Barista in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    relate to customers, great benefits for only 20hrs per week.

    Cons

    management not always helpful or there for the hourly worker


  2. "Starbucks Barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Free Beverages, Food markouts.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, Not realy enough cons. everything was good

  3. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits are offered, employees have good policies to keep the store running smoothly. I worked here for 4-5 years and loved it.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Please be careful when hiring managers. They make lots of major store decisions.


  4. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that really respects their workers. They do listen. Great flexibility for college students. Awesome environment if you bond with your coworkers/customers. Also incredible benefits for part time workers (min 20 hrs/week)

    Cons

    Pay, store managers can be difficult to work for, ECOSURE, nothing much else.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay. More promotions/bonuses for long-term employees. Create an environment where every store manager should have the same management styles.


  5. "Too Much Work Not Enough Pay"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet interesting people (some good some not so great lol)
    Tips are usually nice
    Free drinks
    You can network while working

    Cons

    Management doesn't always care about your needs just the money being made
    No assistance (I worked at a Starbucks inside a Safeway)
    Dealing with rude coffee snobs
    Can be extremely face paced

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees not against them


  6. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including FREE TUITION

    Cons

    current "labor cuts." Beware, customers can be rude if not sufficiently caffeinated!


  7. "Starbucks"

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

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

    Pros

    4 year Degree 100% Paid for at ASU, Stock, 401k, Insurance, treated like a partner

    Cons

    N/A, N/A, N/A. Its honestly a great company to work for.

  8. "Best job I've ever had"

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    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

    Health benefits
    Easy to move up in the company
    Stocks
    Free coffee and meal during shifts
    Family like company and coworkers
    Vacation days

    Cons

    Hard work
    Work schedule weekly changes
    Frustrating customers


  9. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great for college students
    2.Flexible shifts

    Cons

    1. High speed environment, especially in the mornings
    2. Very low pay which can be a big problem for some


  10. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookeville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookeville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Starbucks (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great CEO, great connection

    Cons

    Stressful, overwhelming, long commute,


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