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Seattle, WA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SBUX)
Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Dunkin' Brands, McDonald's

Working at Starbucks

Our employees, who we call partners, are at the heart of the Starbucks Experience. We believe in treating our partners with respect and dignity. Starbucks is committed to doing business responsibly and conducting ourselves in ways that earn the trust and respect of our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#96), 2014 (#39), 2013 (#50), 2012 (#34)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#31), 2014 (#9), 2013 (#19)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#39)

Starbucks Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starbucks full-time


    Great benefits, fun job, development opportunities


    Slow to move people up past supervisor role

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cast vision, Starbucks had the best vision statements!

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Starbucks Photos

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Starbucks Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (586)  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Starbucks.


    After filling out online application. They will show you a list of Starbucks that are hiring about 10. WRITE EVERY STORE NUMBER DOWN!!!!!!!!! Then, CALL EVERYONE OF THEM!
    Read this 2 minutes script.

    "Hi, My name is ________, can I speak to your hiring manager please." If the hiring manager is not there, find out what their name is and what day and time they will be available. Find out the name of the person you are talking to and write their name down as well and thank them for their time. Then, call back when the hiring manager will be available.

    If the manager is there.
    "Hi, my name is ___________, I saw online that your store was hiring and I was wondering If I could stop by for no more then two minutes, to drop off my resume and cover letter. When your free of course, this way you can get a feel for me vs just seeing my name on a piece of paper."

    Two things will happen, either they will state they are no longer hiring, in which case, you ask them if they know of any other stores that are hiring and what is that managers name. Thank them for their time then, repeat the script with that store.

    Or they will give you a time and a day. (Mines offered to meet the next hour.) Prep A resume and a cover letter, dress up as best as you can. I wore a shirt and tie. Go in. be positive, show them you want to learn, and be honest. I told them I didnt drink much coffee, but there is a lot of coffee history they' will teach you if you ask. For fun, ask them about the black apron.


    No negotiations.

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Starbucks Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
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