News & Updates
November 28, 2023
Become a Starbucks partner (employee) and give the gift of joy, one cup at a time. Here, you have the chance to make real connections with customers, inspiring positive change in the world. This season, it starts with you.
Why Join Us
A CULTURE OF INCLUSION
We're committed to upholding a culture where inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility are valued and respected. Your entire experience—starting with your application—is designed to be the beginning of an inspirational journey, where you are treated warmly and with transparency, dignity and respect.
We actively hire individuals with disabilities and provide reasonable accommodations and assistive technologies that enable people to do their jobs. Starbucks is committed to offering reasonable accommodation for job applicants with disabilities.
Our many Partner Networks (also referred to as employee resource groups) work to create an inclusive environment across Starbucks representing the broad spectrum of our partner backgrounds.
Creating A Culture of Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity
At the heart of our business, we seek to inspire and nurture the human spirit - understanding that each person brings a distinct life experience to the table. Our partners are diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age, but also in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas.
Embracing diversity only enhances our work culture, it also drives our business success. It is the inclusion of these diverse experiences and perspectives that create a culture of empowerment, one that fosters innovation, economic growth and new ideas.
Expect more than coffee.
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee but also connection. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of your daily routine. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew. We call our employees partners because we are all partners in shared success. We make sure everything we do is through the lens of humanity—from our commitment to the highest-quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.
With our partners, our coffee and our customers at our core, we live these values:
• Creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.
• Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.
• Acting with courage, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.
• Being present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.
We are performance driven, through the lens of humanity.
Corporate and Social Responsibility
Opportunity for all
As a leader in hiring great talent, Starbucks has and will always look to create opportunities for our partners and customers in the communities we serve. Our goals are focused on hiring more Opportunity Youth, refugees, veterans and military spouses. To date, we have hired over 25,000 veterans and military spouses and look to hire 5,000 more each year.
Each Starbucks® store is a part of a community, and we’re committed to strengthening neighborhoods wherever we do business. We plan to rescue 100% of food available to donate by 2020 in U.S. company-owned stores and have 100% of our stores worldwide participating in community service annually by 2020.
Benefits & Perks
Starbucks succeeds when our partners do, and we believe that success is best when shared. Our world-class benefits and programs for eligible part- and full-time partners are tailored to your needs. Your Total Rewards package includes base pay and bonus, benefits, retirement savings, stock and perks.
Starbucks offers partners the choice of multiple coverage levels for medical, dental and vision plans, as well as Health Care and Dependent Care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, disability and accident coverage.
Stock and Savings
Our competitive 401(k) retirement plan includes a generous company match, and we offer partners discounted company stock (S.I.P.) as well as participation in our equity reward program, Bean Stock.
Paid Time Off
Both non-retail and retail partners are eligible for paid vacation days and partner and family sick time, while salaried / non-retail partners also receive two personal days per year. Starbucks observes seven paid holidays, during which retail hourly partners are paid 1½ times their base hourly rate of pay for any hours worked on these holidays.
Eligible partners welcoming a new child may receive time off and pay replacement through parental leave. Starbucks also provides Family Expansion Reimbursement of up to $10,000 per adoption, surrogacy or Intrauterine Insemination for eligible partners.
Starbucks offers eligible partners the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s first-time degree with 100% upfront tuition coverage, coaching, counseling and advising through Arizona State University’s top-ranked online degree programs.
We offer our partners easy ways to take care of work-related commuter expenses, like transit passes funded by pretax payroll deductions.
Our Caring Unites Partners (CUP) Fund helps Starbucks partners in financial crisis resulting from illness, death in the family, natural disasters or other extreme circumstances.
Coffee and Tea Markout
Partners are eligible to receive a free pound of coffee or box of tea every week.
Partners receive a 30% discount on purchases of beverages, merchandise and food.
Starbucks recognizes partner contributions at all levels of achievement through formal and informal programs.
These employee resource groups bring together partners with common interests, helping connect them to growth opportunities and ways to serve communities.
Partners enjoy discounts at local and national retailers as well as select providers of benefits like auto, home and pet insurance.
Care@Work by Care.com
All U.S. partners have access to up to 10 backup care days for kids and adults per year, plus senior care planning and a premium membership to Care.com.
Spotify Premium Subscription
All U.S. partners enjoy full-service Spotify, choosing what to listen to, creating radio stations and accessing Starbucks® in-store playlists.
Elite Athlete Program
Starbucks supports partners participating in athletics at a world-class level.
Matching Gifts Program
We match partners’ individual contributions of financial gifts or time to eligible nonprofits; up to $1,500 per fiscal year.
On-Site Gym, Daycare and Dry Cleaning
Partners working in the Starbucks Support Center enjoy multiple services under one roof, designed to enhance work-life balance.
The Starbucks Workplace
For partners working in the Starbucks Support Center, we are reimagining our workplace to offer flexible hybrid options allowing eligible non-retail partners to work remotely up to two days per week, depending on team and business needs.
Starbucks® coffee is verified 99% ethically sourced. We are working with other industry leaders to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product. We plan to invest in training and financing for coffee farmers, and providing 100 million coffee trees by 2025.
Starbucks is building and operating stores with an aim to minimize our environmental footprint with ambitious goals for 2020 and beyond. We plan to build and operate 10,000 greener retail stores, improve the recyclability of our cup and invest in 100% renewable energy.
Training and Development
At Starbucks, we are devoted to supporting, engaging and investing in the development of our partners. Our people are one of our most valuable assets and we provide learning opportunities to develop skills, further careers and help partners achieve their personal and professional goals. As a partner (employee) who is curious, collaborative and a continuous learner, you’ll have limitless opportunities to make an impact and thrive, all while becoming your personal best and being recognized for it. We reward partners who achieve results, live our mission and values and help others succeed.
Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Every day at Starbucks we set out to be a different kind of company that champions Our Mission and Values rooted in providing a third place that is welcoming to everyone.
From our early decision to offer healthcare to part-time workers to our commitment to support diverse hiring and economic development through our community store initiative– we have been dedicated to creating not just opportunity, but equal opportunity.
We are committed to continuing our journey to be a place where everyone is welcome.
Starbucks Roasting Plants & Distribution Centers
The Starbucks Experience starts at our plant locations where we have an opportunity to work with green coffee beans and full-leaf tea from the very beginning. We keep a vast array of Starbucks products flowing—from supplier to customer. Our dedicated team of professionals includes experts in roasting, planning, warehouse management, packaging, maintenance, engineering and logistics. With a focus on continuous improvement and lean principles, each of us is a part of the innovation and process optimization to produce and distribute the best quality products.