Starbucks Benefits

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Apr 20, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Paid time off, paid vacation, free drinks, dree food

  • Apr 18, 2015
    Current Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    Great 401k, stock options, health insurance

  • Apr 17, 2015
    Former Assistant Manager in Palo Alto, California

    the health coverage is great, with substantial vision and dental. Good stock plan. The price for benefits, relative to salary, is very hard to manage.

  • Apr 16, 2015
    Current Barista in Seattle, Washington State

    Amazing benefits. If you are a student or have multiple jobs, you only need to work 20 hours with Starbucks to receive full benefits!!

  • Apr 14, 2015
    Current Barista in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    20% discount on all food, drink, and merchandise.

    Special partner shopping days sporadically throughout the year that increase your discount to 30%, generally around the holiday seasons.

    Full ride college tuition payment: this benefit only applies if you attend ONLINE courses via Arizona State University. If online college coursework is not the right fit for you, then you are out of luck and this benefit is essentially useless.
    Starbucks does however offer its employees a $500 per semester tuition reimbursement that must be applied for before the start of the semester and is dependent on your performance and grades. I believe you must maintain a B average, but am not certain.

    Starbucks offers its employees "bean stock," which means they give you a varying amount of shares of Starbucks stock every year, after you have worked a complete year with the company. However, these shares are restricted, which means that they can not be sold or cashed out until another year has passed by. If you leave the company before your shares have vested you lose those shares all together. Only really a benefit for employees who work at Starbucks for three years or more.

    Starbucks does offer pretty decent insurance, even to part time employees. You must work at least 20 hours a week to qualify for it which can be complicated depending on your store and their labor needs.

    During your shift you are able to drink any drink you would like, at appropriate times, for free, you are also entitled to partner beverages 30 minutes before and after your shift. Depending on your store managers attitude and your relationship with your fellow partners you can probably get free drinks whenever you like, regardless of when you work. As far as food goes, a recent change in corporate policy has allowed partners to have one food mark-out a day. So, you can have any breakfast sandwich, pastry, or RTD&E food item a day, for free.

    Visible tattoos are now allowed. Dress code is business casual, black, brown or white pants-can be jean material but must be one of the aforementioned colors. Collared shirts ONLY. Can be black, brown, or white. No facial piercings. Shoes must also be specific colors.

  • Apr 15, 2015
    Former Employee in Los Angeles, California

    Great stock options, great insurance, same sex benefits.

  • Apr 15, 2015
    Current Barista in Manchester, New Hampshire

    The benefits at Starbucks are great! They include healthcare, stock options, 401k contribution matching, free coffee, free food, and full tuition to Arizona State University.

  • Apr 14, 2015
    Current Barista in Anchorage, Alaska

    Full tuition reimbursement through ASU.

  • Apr 19, 2015
    Current Barista in Orlando, Florida

    Online college degree. %100 tuition reimbursement if you pass your exams but you need to pay first and they ll pay you back at the end of the semester. And also you ll need to pay/finance for your books and extraS.

  • Apr 14, 2015
    Former Barista, Shift Supervisor in Brooklyn, New York State

    paid vacation time is good

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