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Great Job for a college student

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Former Employee - Barista in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Barista in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great Coffee, Benefits(free pound of coffee every week), Wage

Cons

Early morning shifts that start a 4am

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Pay better attention to your managers and their biggotry

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    Former Employee - Barista in Bangor, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Barista in Bangor, ME (US)

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great crew and work environment

    Cons

    manager was a bigot and very unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to not talk about employees infront of other employees..it gets back to us

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun, but stressful job for low pay.

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    Former Employee - Barista in Wayne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Barista in Wayne, NJ (US)

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free drinks, free weekly pound of coffee beans, stays busy. Fun to connect with customers, unique individuals of all backgrounds to work with.

    Cons

    A disproportionate amount of the work is very custodial...LOTS of cleaning, all of the time. Some shifts are quite long and the schedule bounces around. Corporate procedures can be sketchy--Regional, District, and sometimes higher up corporate managers are sometimes "fast-tracked" with no experience as a barista or behind the counter. The pay is quite low and extremely meager raises are given after 6 months. Tips are pooled for the week and then distributed according to how many hours one worked, NOT how much they made in tips in a particular shift. Customers get away with a lot and act very privileged, abuse a lot of freedom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your baristas more and create more incentive to become a shift supervisor (dollar paybump + loads more responsibility is not very enticing or satisfying of an offer). Send the RMs and DMs into the field more--there is too much of a disconnect between them and baristas when they visit very occasionally and then tell you what needs to be done. Value barista feedback more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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