Compare Starbucks vs Costa BETA

See how working at Starbucks vs. Costa compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Starbucks vs. Costa. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Starbucks

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Costa

Employee Ratings

  • Starbucks scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 33982 reviews)
Starbucks employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1635 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Starbucks employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.2 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Starbucks employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Starbucks employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
74%
74%Kevin Johnson
Starbucks employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
65%
65%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Starbucks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
39%

Salaries

Costa has 240 more total submitted salaries than Starbucks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista - Starbucks266 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Supervisor94 Salaries
£9/hr
SSV7 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista356 Salaries
£8/hr
Assistant Manager82 Salaries
£9/hr
Student8 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Starbucks.
  • "Free drinks" was the most mentioned Pro at Costa.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Con at Starbucks.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Costa.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 3465 reviews)
"Free coffee"(in 3324 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 128 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 954 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 863 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 115 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review
"It’s okay"22 Feb 2021

Former Contractor - Barista

I worked at Starbucks

Pros

It’s good for work hours

Cons

Bad management sometimes, made me want to quit

Former Employee - Analyst

I worked at Costa full-time for less than a year

Pros

Nice people, ok benefits, no excessive hours

Cons

Not the best place long term

Advice to Management

Develop better options for career development

Job Postings

Starbucks has 21,884 more recently posted open jobs than Costa.