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Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Jul 8th, 2020
"Please remain aware of how your managers treat you compared to your male counterparts. This includes looking at who they ask to do cleaning tasks, who they write up more, who they push for a supervising position, and who they let get away with more unprofessional behavior. There were a number of times when a bunch of us were standing around because the store was empty, and I was the only girl in the group, but I was the one picked out to clean the bathrooms and floors while the boys did nothing."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Jun 3rd, 2020
"Starbucks is truly a great place to work if you fit in with your store. If you feel you don't fit in at your store, ask to transfer to another instead of giving up on the company. The raises, beanstock, and freedom of expression (watch out for that dress code though- don't ever think about wearing a happy color!) are unmatched from what I've seen. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Oct 29th, 2019
"The company is great and has wonderful benefits. The role of a store manager job isn't hard. Being on call 24/7 is too much though. You will get phone calls and messages at 430am-1030pm and it is always your responsibility to deal with even if you have a family or other commitments"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Sep 12th, 2019
"It was fine but I think there are better opportunities elsewhere."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Sep 4th, 2019
"Women here hold key leadership roles and in fact by numbers alone there are more women than men in all management positions. There are great paid maternity leave benefits, great general benefits at all levels from hourly to executive, good compensation, lots of perks, and a world-reknown culture of diversity & inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and has been in top companies to work for many years running. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Jul 3rd, 2019
"It was an amazing experience. If you would like go for it "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks, United States on Jun 13th, 2019
"This job can be absolutely amazing or absolutely abysmal completely depending on 1 HUGE factor: Your Store Manager. Be very cautious. Starbucks has a wonderful company culture and astounding benefits. But they unfortunately fall into the trap of hiring and then rapidly promoting people who are willing to bend over backwards and suck up to everyone to get ahead. Leading to managers that have no right to be in any form of leadership position. My manager seemed amazing during my interview and training and within 7 months I was crying and starting to literally get sick just thinking about having to spend time with her on shift. My other partners were absolutely amazing and unfortunately all of us had the same awful feelings towards this store manager but the higher ups didn't want to hear it because she was so eager to please. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Mar 5th, 2019
"I feel that there is some favoritism at my current store, which plays into who gets hours. I also feel like the men at my store work less when there are women on the floor. But this is specific to my store. I don’t know if other stores are like that."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Dec 3rd, 2018
"You see many women in leadership roles, which I appreciated and is a sign to women that they can grow within the company. However, a good amount of those women didn't have children so I do think doing it with a family is difficult. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Oct 3rd, 2018
"This company stands for great things. It has a mission that is easy to fall in love with. The culture that the company is aiming for is rarely attainable under such high stress conditions. Especially with little support from management and drastic cuts in labor. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Sep 17th, 2018
"They will work you into the ground if you don’t establish your boundaries early and firmly."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Mar 7th, 2018
"They help pay for your schooling through Arizona State University and train you in depth. You will probably not have any flexibility when it comes to hours though."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Feb 8th, 2018
"The benefits offered by the company are extraordinary. It can be difficult to be a working parent at one of these stores, and I have found that the schedules are not conducive to managing a household with kids. However, to be able to get health insurance, school assistance, and even food and beverage benefits at a non-executive job is pretty unusual. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Nov 2nd, 2017
"This is a good place to work for all sorts of people."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Nov 1st, 2017
"They are very fair and flexible. Especially to college students"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Oct 28th, 2017
"We are dedicated to hiring the right people for the job - especially women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Oct 3rd, 2017
"I believe Starbucks is committed to their mission and values however translation can get lost down the chain of command. It is a business after all so it needs to profit but accountability and threat state of doing a good job is a fine line that often I feel gets crossed. "This is an expectation that must be met or else we will follow up with a performance conversation..." those types of comments often leave a pit in the stomach and make employees more terrified to speak up if they make mistakes and try to cover it up or fix it before it is made known to upper management. Making mistakes is part of the learning experience and journey and should not be made to feel worthless, especially when over 90% of mistakes are easily fixable."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Flexible hours, great benefits for you and your family, free coffee"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Jul 22nd, 2017
"They are fair and balanced and a great company and I admire them"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Jun 13th, 2017
"It depends on what store you work at and the manager there."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Jan 17th, 2017
"Work hard to get to management. Provide great customer service"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Sep 28th, 2016
"This is a good place to work try to get hired while you can and keep going"
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on Aug 11th, 2016
"It's a good place to work at and I don't have complaints."
Anonymous shared this review of Starbucks on May 9th, 2016
"Starbucks is an ok company if your manager knows his/her job. If not you are screwed."
"Great company to work for, treats both men and women equally. I do feel like there could be more women in upper management roles though."
"I think maternity leave could definitely be improved - you get 66% of your pay for 6 weeks, and after that it's unpaid or your return you to work."
"there are a lot of women that work here but it is still pretty cut throat, but the company does try and make it so there is work life balance"
"Technically speaking, Starbucks doesn't offer maternity leave. However, they do offer short-term disability. You get a 66% pay during 6 weeks after birth of your child, which equals about 50% of regular pay after taxes and insurance. There are a lot of women at Starbucks, but upper level management is predominately male. As a women employee, I feel very supported and see a lot of opportunities. As a mother at Starbucks, I do not feel supported. Family doesn't seem to be at the forefront of Starbucks executive team."
"The biggest issue I see for women working for this company is scheduling, primarily for women who have children. Schedules vary, sometimes widely from week to week and are often not posted with more than a week ahead of time."
"I worked here for 4 years while supporting myself through school. My boss as fair and understanding. I felt that I was treated with respect and my gender did not get in my way."
"Not much room for advancement"
"Management was pretty woman-heavy and woman-friendly, but with little maternity leave options for part-time, having a baby essentially meant quitting."
"While the benefits are good, working for Starbucks is not easy. The hours are long, the customers are grumpy if not down right rude, the pay is subpar, most days are physically demanding, and your experience with the company is entirely dependent the store you work in and how the manager you work for decides to run the store."
"Hard to move up the ladder."
"it takes a long time to move in to management."
"I think women are treated fairly throughout the levels of management"
"As with many fields in the service industry, this company is dominated by women. Most women are incredible teammates, but sometimes there are cliques formed. Just be honest, and don't say anything behind someone's back that you wouldn't say to their face."
"you need to be strong willed to keep up with the pace"
"I've worked here for 2 years and so far women are pretty dominate here."
"I've been with this company for over 9 years. One thing I will say is if you don't speak your mind (in an appropriate manner)about what you're feeling, your bosses will never know. If they don't know how can they improve? I've learned this this past year with my new boss. It's been working out great, because she knows I'm going to be real with her."