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Starbucks Reviews

Updated 19 February, 2019
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  • "Work life balance may be a challenge if it's a difficult store" (in 421 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you will not have time to drink your free drinks because it can be a very fast-paced environment" (in 554 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work at."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management and Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    I liked everything here. From my team to the customers.


  2. "Starbucks, yes or no?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best coworkers make it enjoyable. Days go by fast and managers always looking to help and improve any situation.

    Cons

    Big corporations can sometimes miss certain everyday aspects that employees can benefit from.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are working for your employees, not yourself. Happiness in a company starts from the bottom. Happy employees make better companies

  3. "Great place for the right person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, high energy, lots of detailed cleaning, getting to talk to every kind of person

    Cons

    Having to carry deadweight coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Know your staff, know your business, know your product


  4. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, challenging but rewarding work environment, great partners, great discount.

    Cons

    Can be really busy and occasionally very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have empathy under pressure and realize we are all human just doing our best. :)


  5. "Grand company"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good for everyone

    Cons

    Overtime while on salary is often and alot


  6. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Thunder Bay, ON
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Thunder Bay, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the job, and love the company. Actually feel respected by the company.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult for growth when there aren’t enough positions to fill


  7. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing partners
    -Benefits
    -Stocks
    -Fun working environment
    -Free drinks at work
    -Weekly markouts

    Cons

    There are very few cons to working at Starbucks as management.

    Advice to Management

    Please give us more Ops2 time.

  8. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Barista in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great benefits, free bag of coffee every week

    Cons

    No job security when trying to get 40 hours per week.


  9. "I'll miss being a partner."

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starbucks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, partner beverages and markouts, discount, benefits, Bean Stock

    Cons

    Often understaffed, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    More labour = better customer experience all around.


  10. "Barista trainer"

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    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Barista Trainer in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's one of the best companies to work with. Great benefits and opportunities to grow!

    Cons

    It's a very fast paced environment and some people might not like it.