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Former Employee - Barista in Marrero, LA (US)
Former Employee - Barista in Marrero, LA (US)

I worked at Starbucks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive (not minimum wage) hourly wage. The hours are pretty decent. Customers are easier on you than other fast food employees. Co-worked comraderie is excellent. Stock options are decent. Tips are usually an extra $1.50 an hour; $3ish during holidays.

Cons

There are usually lots of young people, so lots of interpersonal drama. There were little power-struggles with low-level management who abused their power/let their menial customer service job get to their head. If you have open availability, you could be opening one day and closing another, so it messes with your sleep schedule.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The way the manager ran my store was laughably bad. We had one barista who was an excellent salesman, so our store always had the best sales figures. But the way he talked to employees was deplorable. HR would have a fit if they could overhear. He's going to get Starbucks sued one day. I was a great employee for over four years. I was never promoted because of a personal vendetta- he even went so far as to telling other shifts to write me up over the smallest thing. Obviously, he didn't have a real case because I lasted for a while and left by

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    Overall a good employer

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    Former Employee - Barista in Glenview, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Barista in Glenview, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Free coffee
    Social atmosphere
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    A lot of standing
    Minor burns will happen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working in a licensed store

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    Current Employee - Barista in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Barista in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Less promotional items compared to a real Starbucks. Health benefits provided by your employer.

    Cons

    Fast paced, busy, management typically is not directly underneath starbucks, but your employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us an in-store GM who works on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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