Starbucks
3.7 of 5 3,705 reviews
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Starbucks Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 3,705 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard D. Schultz

Howard D. Schultz

(2,553 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Starbucks offers benefits to all part time employees and has a great 401K plan"
    in 322 reviews
  • "Great benefits that include health insurance after 3 months and a free pound of coffee each week"
    in 163 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/ Life balance is difficult to achieve beyond the Barista position"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Allow store managers a little more input on the operational piece on how to run the third place"
    in 99 reviews
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On balance a good place to work

Store Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than a year

ProsStarbucks has a great culture for everything related to operations. Pay is very competitive.

ConsSenior leadership doesn't seem to be serious about empowering store managers to be effective. Some examples are excessive bureaucracy and ineffective technology solutions, which can both harm the metrics we are accountable for.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Barista (Current Employee)
Victoria, BC

I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

Prosvery team oriented and super fun atmosphere.

ConsMinimum wage and very slow pay raise.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great overal environment, but sometimes lacking in forward thinking

Starbucks Store Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Starbucks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat set of people, above average product, company values

Consuneven leadership, compensation below average

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Barista (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

ProsHave the opportunity to work with amazing people. Great incentives. Helps your confidence with people.

ConsI have been there for two years now, having gone through 3 different managers the attitude of the store has changed. (Specific store)

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It is fun to work at Starbucks. You get to meet a lot of new people however when it comes to pay it might be little low

Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
Coquitlam, BC

I have been working at Starbucks full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, and fun atmosphere

ConsLow pay compared to amount of work done

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great for students

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Starbucks

Pros- flexible work for students

Cons- you end up always smelling like coffee

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really good company to work for

Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

Prosflexibility, stock options, discounts, free coffee, amazing people, amazing benefits

Conspay is not as much as you'd expect

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, cheerful environment.

Barista - Starbucks (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Starbucks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat weekly and annual benefits for both full time and part time work. The tips are divided equally with coworkers each week. The main benefits only start after the initial 6 month probationary period. Great to develop communication skills, and general networking.

ConsThe corporate hierarchy was disappointing, with fairly slow progress achieved initially. Customer driven workplace, so some days were not as enjoyable as others.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve the baristas in more decisions to bring a sense of community.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome partners!

Store Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starbucks full-time

ProsTeam,persons, community and awesome benefits!

ConsLots of changes can be extremely challenging

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Starbucks

ProsMorale is good and fun to work at.

ConsCan be understaffed at times

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