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Good company
Starbucks Barista (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 11, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: hours
Good company to work for you learn a lot in a short period of time and how to handle pressure my coworkers were amazing to work with the hardest part of my job was doing managers work when I was not supposed to be doing it
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The Benefits
Store Manager (Current Employee), Lake Grove, NYJuly 10, 2014
Pros: benefits, pay
Cons: work/life balance
I enjoy putting smiles on my partners/customers faces each day. The benefits are great.
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Abundant interaction with customer service and provide high quality service.
Barista (Current Employee), Fremont, CAJuly 9, 2014
Pros: starbucks partners benefit package
Cons: traffic lines that can extend for hours on end without breaks.
Although many tasks become routinely, second nature intuition go hand in hand with the baristas working in order to provide the best of possible service to our customers. Taking action ahead and predicting what the customer needs before they ask would define the type of mentality Starbucks individuals need to have. I believe this plays a very important – more... role among many other careers such as an assistant and knowing what needs to be done and what should be done before anyone asks. More importantly, I have dealt with extremely stressful situations where I had to be precise and accurate with many drink orders and make sure that we have our customers in and out in under three minutes of their order which would be the most difficult part of the job. – less
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continous learning
barista trainer (Former Employee), starbucks 160 tagaytay city phil.July 9, 2014
Pros: free coffee
Cons: great benefits
ive been working at starbucks phil. for almost 4 years .i have fun working at the store especially with the best team of starbucks tagaytay we consider our store as a rush store of all starbucks in town everyday is like holliday , continous flow of customer feels like youre inside of a 36 inches flat screen and the customers are your viewers they are – more... watching you how to make there coffee, making them feel that you are pouring your heart into it just to make the best coffee..providing a legendary service that can make your customer keep coming back at your store.by giving a genuine smile of all barista upon entering the store your customer feels they are so welcome and we always keep our promise that there drink should be perfect everytme if not lets us know and will make it right. – less
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Free pastries at work
TRAINING SPECIALIST (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 9, 2014
Working for La Boulange has been great. I've watched this company develop and become part of the Starbucks family. There is no work life balance, just yet, but hopefully it will come.
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Working for the Siren
Training Specialist (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 9, 2014
Pros: free daily coffee
Working for Starbucks comes with a lot of perks, such as amazing health benefits, 401K, stock options, scholarships, and a long list of other perks. There are many, many different positions within the company and it can take you around the world, on someone else's dime ;) I've enjoyed my time with Starbucks, the free daily coffees helped, but I need – more... to branch out, leave the Siren behind, and see what else life has to offer... and start paying for coffee again. – less
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Depends on who you work with
Barista (Current Employee), Salt Lake CityJuly 8, 2014
Starbucks is a great company to work for but the people that you work with will make it or break it completely.
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Great work place
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), San MateoJuly 8, 2014
Pros: good co workers, good pay, relaxed
Cons: small store
I started off as a Barista, and moved up to an Assistant Manager. I basically co managed with the head Manager. Day to day, look over employees and guide them. Provide a safe but fun and energetic environment for customers and employees. Assisted my manager with hiring new employees, everyday orders, scheduling, etc. I learned that management somewhat – more... has to be a role model to the employees to benefit everyone. The hardest part of the job was confronting employees if they did something they were not supposed to, I learned to stay calm and talk with them instead of down at them. My most enjoyable part of this job was the fast paced environment and working as a team with my employees. The best reward is seeing a customer smile as they leave and come back the next day. – less
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Great culture but biased upper management
Store Manager (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJuly 8, 2014
Starbucks is a great company that consistently rewards performance and provides ample training and development. The benefits were top notch but pay left a lot to be desired. Freedom to schedule yourself and others but upper management picked on certain employees anytime a target was not met.
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Great
Barista (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FLJuly 8, 2014
Nice company could offer more service to its employees. Even if we are part time.
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Energetic and fast paced
Barista (Former Employee), Fredericksburg, VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: free coffee
Cons: heavy coffee smell, long commute
Would work either six or eight hour shift and quickly learned how to make every type of drink. The management was fantastic the coworkers could have been better but I dealt with them perfectly fine. Hardest part of the job was just smelling Coffee all day other than that it was easy. As for most enjoyable I'd say learning the history of the chain and – more... also the drinks. – less
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Busy place, great group of people
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Fort Wayne, INJuly 8, 2014
Pros: five free drinks per shift
Cons: short staffed
As most jobs, it is usually understaffed. The amount of work expected is very high versus the amount of time, labor, and compensation provided for doing so. The team is great and very flexible, but usually very worn out from working so hard.
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Barista (Current Employee), New York, NYJuly 8, 2014
Usually an up beat and hip environment. Perfect for interacting and meeting new people! A large group of Co-workers/Partners/Team members who are diverse and super friendly.
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Fun workplace
Barista (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: free beverages, stock options
Cons: short breaks
Although I enjoy the job, I mostly picked it up for a little extra income. My co-workers are mostly college kids and are easy to get along with.
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Fun fast paced environment
Barista (Former Employee), San Bernardino, CAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: free coffee, great benefits
I absolutely loved this job met some amazing customers and worked with awesome staff. The management was amazing
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Starbucks is a great job
Partner, Fry's Marketplace (Former Employee), ArizonaJuly 7, 2014
Easy work. Working for a company within another company can be difficult because their are multiple guidelines that you have to follow and they can occasionally contradict.
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Productive, fun work environment
Barista (Former Employee), Lemoore, CAJuly 7, 2014
This company takes care of their partners, while providing a fun and comfortable workplace.
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Great college student job
Barista (Current Employee), Laguna Hills, CAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: free beverages while working, free 1lb coffee per week, weekly tips
Cons: lazy coworkers, rude customers.
Typical day is a throw of a dice. Never know what you're going to get! Crazy hectic day with a line out the door for hours, or a mellow day in which you have time to do and delegate weekly and daily cleaning tasks to help the people that work next. Ive learned to multitask and manage a full crew- time management by sending people on breaks and doing – more... tasks in an quick and efficient manner. Some management can really depict and defy how your day/week is going to be like. Good managers and shift leads know who is on the shift, know when and who needs to take breaks, is delegating tasks in an organized and thought out way. Ive learned great customer service skills and how to work well with other personality types in a small contained quarters when tensions can run high at times. It has taught me to keep a positive outlook and a smile on my face and treat each customer with the respect that they deserve. The most enjoyable part of my job is the incredible customers/ people we do get to meet and connect with on a personal level. Thus, essentially network through our customers. – less
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A lot of fun
Barista (Former Employee), Pearl, MSJuly 6, 2014
Pros: fun with great benefits
Cons: store closing
I cleaned the cafe, ran the register and drive through, kept dishes washed, and made hot and cold beverages.

I worked with some of the most fun people. The environment was fun and laid back.

The hardest part was when the store closed due to the economy.
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High paced environment with great benefits and free coffee.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Fresno, CAJuly 6, 2014
Pros: 401k, vacation hours, schedule flexibility
Cons: low pay, schedule inflexibility, working late holidays.
Starbucks is a great opportunity for a younger generation looking to advance quickly and pursue a career in a stable work environment. Each day consists of making each customer leave with a smile on their face and a great drink in there hand. At Starbucks we value our customers and want to create the best experience each and every time they visit one – more... of our stores. Cleanliness is our second highest objective and is held to the highest standard. Each day that we open the store all tills will be counted, inventory will be tracked and all of our product is fully stocked so that the customer can order and leave as fast as possible. Each day we try to discover new ways to make our customers happy and feel as if they weren’t just a customer but are a part of the Starbucks family. The hardest part of the job would have to be the hours and amount of work that is required upon the shift supervisors to create the success desirable to be a fortune 500 company. With this being said it has provided the knowledge of excellent customer service and the integrity to constantly grow and focus my aspirations on my work and growth as an employee for any career I pursue. – less

About Starbucks

Our employees, who we call partners, are at the heart of the Starbucks Experience. We believe in treating our partners with respect – Read more