Shift Lead/ Barista (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – March 10, 2016
As a college student I have found that coffee shops are the optimal place to work. Usually we have ever changing and awkward schedules that make us work either really early in the morning or later in the afternoon into the night. At the Peet's I work at I am able to easily change my work availability without really losing hours due to the long coffee shop days (4am-9pm). Coffee shops are also jobs were you have to learn to work with a whole lot of people in a very small space. Not just customer's but other employees as well. I have quickly learned leadership and training skills while teaching RA's, conflict resolution and how to work easily in a fast paced environment. I've learned to work and deal with many different personalities and how to get those different personalities working as a team. Customer Service is an valuable skill that many people never have the pleasure of getting. As far as management I have seen better, however I do not believe this is the companies fault. I believe I just got a lemon and learned how to work around the situation. Peet's has wonderful benefits for it's employees, but no much advancement within the store itself. From what I have seen you tend to get promoted to Shift, but any higher they seem to hire from the outside. All in all a great learning experience and job for someone in college.
great medical benefits, great in store benefits, Pretty good breaks
Store Manager (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – August 14, 2018
My first couple years with Peet's was a good fit. After the company sold the culture and job changed( not for the best) They are bottom line driven and call out those that don't contribute to the overall district numbers. Don't care about placement employees are shuffled around quite often, therefore hard to develop teams.
Cashier/sales associate (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 13, 2018
i liked the fast pace, fun environment. it was a lot of diversity so it was easy to meet and interact with new people. Also as a barista i was allowed to make customers happy by the way their drinks were made.
Barista (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 7, 2018
I loved working at my store. We had great workers and customers who all worked together to make it a great experience. Peet's does need to compensate a little better and work on informing workers before implementing guidelines and new management.
Barista (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 24, 2018
I've worked at two different peets locations and everyone who works at Peet's is pretty chill. My coworkers are like my second family. Yes there's drama but what store doesn't have drama. These are the people who are going to support you and understand you when management is driving you crazy. If this is your first coffee job I would recommend peets because they provide all the help they can give you to improve and develop.
Interesting place to work with a face-paced environment. Easy to understand and always busy with something to do.
BARISTA (Former Employee) – Dublin, CA – July 23, 2018
It was a very good first job to have. A typical day at the job included at least 100 people throughout all of the hours of the day. I learned work discipline and how to work with customers efficiently as well as how to make drinks such as lattes, americano's, etc.
45 minute lunches, 2 ten minute breaks for a 6 hour shift, fun co-workers, positive energy
Barista (Current Employee) – Encinitas, CA – July 16, 2018
great place to start if you want to learn about coffee. relaxed store managers. fast paced but fun while making drinks and working on the registers. nice that they offer a half pound take home of coffee or tin of tea every week.