Working at Starbucks
What's it like to be a partner?
A Starbucks career is a journey that starts with learning about coffee, often through coffee tasting and roasting events. Beyond that, you’ll also learn how to help our business – and your partners – grow and thrive.
Working at Starbucks is a lot like working with your friends. We understand, respect, appreciate and include different people. And we believe in keeping each other informed, so our senior leaders regularly hold Open Forum events to answer your questions.
The Starbucks Total Pay package is called “Your Special Blend” because it’s just for you.
Your Special Blend might include:
- Competitive pay
- Insurance: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, disability
- Paid time off
- Retirement savings plan
- Equity in the form of Starbucks stock and discounted stock purchase plan
- Adoption assistance
- Domestic partner benefits
- Emergency financial aid
- Referral and support resources for child and eldercare
- A free pound of coffee each week
Read more about the benefits Starbucks partners receive.
Support, Inspire, Connect
Caring for and getting to know each other, our customers and our communities is the basis of the Starbucks partner experience. There are more than 50 partner clubs and networks that help our partners share interests and find work/life balance. These include recreational athletic leagues, foreign language clubs and parenting resources. We also offer:
- Thrive Wellness Program
- Elite Athlete Assistance Program
- Internal recognition programs
- Career sabbaticals
- Discounted merchandise at Starbucks and other retailers
Living and Working in Seattle
We think our home city is a pretty great place to live – and a lot of others agree. In fact, Seattle is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities. That has made Seattle one of the nation’s fastest growing cities in terms of people moving here.
What qualities make Seattle so livable? For one thing, there are so many things to do here. Seattle has a vibrant arts and live music scene, including the Seattle Art Museum with its unique Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the city’s annual Bumbershoot festival.
If you like sports, you have a variety of professional sports teams to root for, including the NFL Seattle Seahawks, MLB Seattle Mariners, MLS Seattle Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. And with beaches, forests and mountains all in close proximity, the city is an oasis for the outdoor set.
The people who live here are smart and interesting. We’re mad for books (just check out our amazing library!); Seattle is ranked as one of the nation’s most literate cities. We also appreciate great food, and the city has a variety of amazing restaurants. The city’s demographics show that we’re a diverse lot – and we appreciate that diversity. Seattle is second only to San Francisco in the percentage of residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Even the weather here is much nicer than you may have heard. Despite its reputation as a rainy city, Seattle experiences less annual precipitation than Miami, Atlanta or New York City!