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Former Employee - Real Estate Representative
Former Employee - Real Estate Representative

I worked at Starbucks

Pros

the people there are amazing, the environment is fun and safe, the company provides it self on servicing the community.

Manager was fantastic, fostered team work, and growth.,

Cons

the company lacks communication between departments, etc

It is a very hard environment to work in right now, too many lay offs all happening too often.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

focus on what's important, keep people happy, and go back to your core.

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    Current Employee - Barista in Norman, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Barista in Norman, OK (US)

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    excellent environment, great staff, excellent customers to serve. The atmosphere is excellent especially for people looking for a first time job, because it is not a generic fast food place, but is still easy enough to learn with practice. Starbucks can also be an excellent teacher of time management, as it is critical to balance customer service, friendly conversation and speed of service. An excellent thing about Starbucks is that unlike franchises, you can work at any US location immediately, need extra cash while on vacation, pick up a shift at the local Starbucks! Tips are also awesome, as they are paid in cash weekly.

    Cons

    pay could use a boost, right now it is only a few cents above minimum wage, and upward movement is severely restricted due to the economic crisis. In general chances to move up might require you to transfer to a different Starbucks location, so it really depends on how badly you want to move up. A Starbucks with a drive thru can be very stressful and several key positions require excellent multitasking abilities. Newer employees cannot work fast enough to handle demand and as such it can create a strained work environment prone to irritation and aggravation by fellow employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on support of floor deployed baristas, especially in the area of scheduling and ordering supplies, constantly running out of ingredients prevents any increase in sales as customers know we are unreliable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kamloops, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Starbucks

    Pros

    Amazing coroporation with a high level of corporate social responsibility. It provides not only coffee, but a third place environment and cares for it's partners(employees) and neighbourhoods which they do business. There are continually opportunities to shine and show one's dedication towards their work, and Starbucks has much infrastructure in place to support personal growth and development. During my duration with the company, I felt complete respect for the brand and environment which Howard has created, and enjoyed coming to work to recreate his dream. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to work in a postive retail environment.

    Cons

    Early mornings and late nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent ways for Barista's to stay informed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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