Philz Coffee Employee Reviews

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Barista/Social Media Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 23, 2018
Working at Philz has been one of the most influential jobs I've worked. From talks with the CEO to forming connections with customers on a daily basis, the lessons that have come from this job are things that will never be forgotten.
Pros
Ceo, Promote from within, health benefits, great scheduling, free coffee
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Diversity of employees and a comfortable, fun place to work for
Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 21, 2018
A fun and comfortable environment to work with. It was pleasant working with a diverse number of people. Very flexible schedule. Have the option to work remotely from the field or home.
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
Management isn't strong
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3.0
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Tough and Stressful
Barista (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 4, 2018
It was definitely fun learning how to make coffee, tea, and specialty drinks - however, it was a nonstop stressful and crazy work environment. Line out the door from the moment the doors open to close. Pay was very little for the number of tasks and physical labor was needed. Management seldom helped out on the floor even in the most hectic of times and locked themselves away in the office. Tough customers - often felt entitled.
Pros
Cool coworkers
Cons
Endless customers, no down time, labor extensive tasks
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5.0
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Happy Camper
Contract Benefits Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 29, 2018
My tenure at Phiz Coffee was heart-warming, hard-working, collaberative, refreshing. The culture is what you make it and the people were great. And that is good!
Pros
collaberative, motivated, can wear jeans, tech savy
Cons
Wish I could have stayed.
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3.0
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fun atmosphere but stressfull
Barista (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CA 94401March 17, 2018
I loved philz and it's culture when it was a smaller business, then it became corporate and it's values got tainted and it is no longer true to what it is supposed to be about.
Pros
coffee, hands on, always busy
Cons
stressful, corporate
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great cultrue
Leader (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 15, 2018
It had entrepreneur spirit and help shapes communities. It is a company that cares about people first and pushing the status quo. It a company where you do what you think is right and say sorry later!!
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fun place to grow
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJanuary 22, 2018
you get to hangout with friends and meet people. chat with customer making their coffee and day simultaneously. the environment is always inviting because the company strives to makes sure they hire the very best people persons
Pros
healthcare
Cons
cleaning
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Great and positive work enviornmet
Barista (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CAJanuary 21, 2018
Philz is the best company I have worked for. They genuinely care about each of their employees. They respect everyone's unique schedules and provide the equal benefits for part time and full time employees.
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2.0
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Cool place to hang but not work. Better off going to Starbucks
Barista (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 18, 2018
The shift leads are awesome, well all but one . The area leader sucks. The first east coast store still to this day doesn't have a store lead everyone title is ACTING store lead ! How pathetic. The store had been open almost two years and the turn over and constantly happening. The free coffee and interaction with the customers are great but behind the bar and behind the scenes are terrible. Sure didn't better my day, to each there own . That's the least they could do give us free coffee why make us pay for that over priced coffee and work in a store with no real structure.
Pros
Free coffee all day
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2.0
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Philz is changing and its not the best
Barista (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 17, 2018
a typical day is so disorganized. you could be on bar then mopping then making food. the worst is when you are being told to rush with a customer when that isn't what customer service is about. Some management is extremely horrible however you can ask for a transfer and get lucky with a good store. unfortunately Philz is changing into a Starbucks feel. it once had that beautiful family vibe Phil talked about. As its changing you would think the people who have been there a long time and customers love they would want to reward. Its such a great place to meet people and make their day but this fast paced is taking away from the gem I fell in love with.
Pros
great customers, good insurance, and dogs are always around
Cons
shift leads get lazy, they give promotions to individuals that aren't that qualified, coworkers get irritated if you get creative with drinks
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5.0
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Great Coffee shop with welcoming people
Barista (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 9, 2018
The mornings were busy, but the conversations with the guests were the best. Once you have the recipes down, helping out the line is a breeze. Everyone is so friendly that you don't have to be afraid to ask for help. Best experience overall.
Pros
friendly, free drinks
Cons
early mornings
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3.0
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Needs a lot of improvement
Part-time Barista (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 8, 2018
Company needs to improve to better acknowledge their employees that work day in and day out with more pay. A lot employees had bend over backwards to make sure our store was successful and management seemed careless and selfish.
Cons
Short breaks
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4.0
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Cool job, people and perks
Barista (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 2, 2018
Working at Philz was overall great. There was a lot of support from the management and coworkers; perks were great too. Foot traffic was daunting at times. You are constantly doing something whether talking, walking, restocking, "-ing" you get it.
Pros
Free food & coffee
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5.0
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Proactive, hardworking, fun
Benefits Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 6, 2017
Excellent place to work, a place where I could apply my expertise in Benefits with confidence and respect. All team members believe in the product they represent.
Pros
Free coffee all day, encourage all team members to experience the full range of coffee & other hot beverage blends, all employees are called team members, Philz encourage mutual respect and collaboration
Cons
That this job was a contract position
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5.0
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Very friendly and accepting work place
Barista (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 5, 2017
Philz is a friendly and accepting workplace. Your employees will turn into your family and you will learn how to work efficiently while spreading positivity to the customers. Philz is a fast-paced work environment and you are always learning on the job. Management is very cooperative, efficient and reliable. Rememberization will be the most difficult part of the job, but it does get better with practice.
Pros
Friendly work environment
Cons
No benefits
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Great
SHIFT LEAD (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 6, 2017
Philz is a fantastic company to work for- great company growth, with a management staff that is invested in its employees. Fantastic benefits. It's a great entry level job.
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4.0
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Fun place to work, getting too corporate
Barista/Bettering Days Enthusiast (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 25, 2017
I loved working at Philz, it was incredibly fast paced which could be difficult, but starting out the company really cared about employee care so the fast pace was not so stressful. However, the company began to get very corporate and employee care became less of a priority.
Pros
Community
Cons
Starting to get more corporate
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Fast paced and energetic work environment
Barista (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 6, 2017
Strong management team and very fast faced work environment. Ability to be yourself and to be pushed to be better every shift. In my experience with Philz, I've learned that there is always room for improvement and cultivating genuine relationships with customers and co- workers can go a long way.
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3.0
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Philz Coffee
Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAOctober 2, 2017
Working there can be stress full. Its similar as playing and staying in character. No leadership and good work isn't acknowledge. Can be very dirty and demanding.
Pros
decent pay.
Cons
advancement is choose by favorites and friends.
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happy place great customers
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAAugust 25, 2017
Philz is understaffed, lots of hours, un organized; however, the people that work there are amazing. I would recommend this place as a first job for anyone.
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