Overview and benefits

Overview

Known for its delicious coffee drinks and stores on every corner, Starbucks is the most widely recognized coffee brand and store across the globe. 

Each cafe brews a selection of drip coffees and offers seasonal and signature menus packed with hot, iced and blended espresso drinks, teas and refreshers. For hungry visitors, Starbucks cafes also serve up a hearty selection of sandwiches, pre-packaged salads and other tasty treats.

Thanks to the incredibly uplifting working environment created by the franchise, Starbucks employees are some of the happiest around. Competitive hourly pay, educational advancement, stock shares and options for health insurance contribute to the desirable company culture found in every store.

Website URL

To find out more about Starbucks and available opportunities to work for the franchise, visit https://www.starbucks.com/.

Number of Employees

Starbucks proudly sits on over 30,000 corners across the globe and employs nearly 300,000 individuals, including store employees and corporate personnel.

Date Founded

The Starbucks known and loved around the world initially began as a simple ground coffee operation. Once under the innovative hand of Howard Schulz, the first Starbucks store was opened in Pike's Place Market in Seattle, Washington in 1971. The first cafe, located in downtown Seattle, followed in 1984.

Company Mission Statement

True to its brand, Starbucks has a strong mission “To inspire and nurture the human spirit — one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time."

Industry

Starbucks operates within the food and beverage industry and is one of the most recognizable brands across the globe. Although there is a wide variety of coffee-based competition, Starbucks remains the #1 chain.

Ever evolving, Starbucks opens hundreds of stores each year and continuously innovates new concepts, including Starbucks Reserve Roasteries and Princi Kitchens and Bakeries. All Starbucks stores are fun and exciting places for employees to enjoy a career.

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FAQ

How old do you need to be to work at Starbucks?

To earn a highly coveted position at Starbucks, you must be at least 16 years of age; however, most stores prefer to hire employees who have passed their 18th birthday.

Does Starbucks require drug tests?

Starbucks doesn’t drug test for every employee hired but reserves the right to conduct drug tests at random.

How much do Starbucks employees make?

Baristas at Starbucks are compensated between $10-$15 per hour. Aside from competitive pay, hourly employees also enjoy several enticing benefits, including healthcare and stock options.

What are the requirements to work at Starbucks?

Outside of the age requirement of 16 years old, there are no requirements to work for a Starbucks franchise. Starbucks is well-known for its eagerness to hire veterans, military spouses, refugees and busy college students.