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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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    Where has the soul, and the leadership, gone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Starbucks

    Pros

    Starbucks has a strong corporate social responsibility message. Total compensation has been solid. They are attempting as a company to get back to the reasons that made them strong in the beginning.

    Cons

    For a company that began its growth as a company with a "soul", the economic downturn has caused them to lose that "soul". Decisions are made that appear to be a desperate reaction to both the economy and the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the real message out - from price point, how the company supports the local communities they do business in and the socially responsible aspects of this large, multinational corporation.

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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.

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