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Frequently Asked Questions & Tips

From application to interview, we’re here to help you confidently advance towards your goals

A person wearing a hijab and a Starbucks green apron smiles while preparing a handcrafted coffee beverage.

But… what’s a
Starbucks Partner?

We believe that success is best when shared. Our employees are called partners because, through our annual Bean Stock grant, we each have ownership in the future success of our business.

Your Resume

Help yourself stand out. Here are top tips for applying to Starbucks, and beyond.

  • Focus your objective or professional summary on the key skills you bring to the new role
  • Review the job posting thoroughly and ensure your experience reflects the themes and requirements of the role
  • Include relevant experience from the last 10 years, starting with most recent
  • Showcase your professional accomplishments; highlight how you’ve added value in your previous roles

The Interviews

We value connection and conversation. It starts with the interview.

  • Research about Starbucks by exploring our Culture and reviewing our Mission & Values
  • Visit a Starbucks store to observe the operation and familiarize yourself with our products
  • Familiarize yourself with behavioural-based interviewing. Prepare specific examples reflecting the competencies of the role
  • Engage with Starbucks on our social media channels, LinkedIn and Instagram

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search and apply for a position?

The best way to search jobs and apply is on our careers website. Once you’ve created a profile, you’ll be able to quickly apply for additional openings and set up job alerts.

Can I apply for more than one position at a time?

Yes, you can apply for multiple openings.

Are there tips on information to include in my Starbucks application?

Ensure your resume or work history is up to date and provide as much relevant information within your application. And make sure to double-check that your contact details are current.

How will I know if my application has been received?

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll get an email saying we have received it.

What is the application process for retail stores?

The job postings for retail hourly roles (barista, shift supervisor, and shift manager) at Starbucks are refreshed every 90 days to ensure timely correspondence with interested applicants. We encourage candidates to opt-in to job alerts for roles in which they are interested so they will be notified of at the start of each hiring cycle and can re-apply to the newest job postings.

When will I receive a response to my application?

Timing varies based upon which position(s) you have applied for. Our recruiters and store managers review job applicants for each opening and reach out to those who appear to be a strong match for the position.

If I’ve worked for Starbucks before, how should I apply?

It’s exciting to learn that you are interested in joining Starbucks again. Please search and apply for roles in the usual way, via the ‘find a job’ navigation menu.

What is the best way to stay updated on career opportunities at Starbucks?

To stay updated on the latest career opportunities the ‘search jobs’ section is the best place to look. Once you’ve created a profile, you’ll be able to quickly apply for additional openings and set up job alerts. We also feature open positions on LinkedIn and Indeed, so we welcome you to visit and follow us to stay informed. If you would like to learn if your local Starbucks is hiring, it’s best to apply online first.

To set up job alerts, log in to Eightfold and enter the job you are interested in applying for into the job search bar. If there are any open positions, they will appear in the search results. If there are none currently open, click on the “Create job alert” button and select the frequency to receive email alerts about any new job posting that match the search. With this completed, you will receive emailed job alerts for the location and role type you are interested in.

Will you let me know if you are not moving forward with my application?

Yes, if we decide not to move forward based on the initial resume review, we will let you know via email. If you have talked directly with a recruiter or store manager, that individual will let you know about the status of your application. Please note that while we would love to connect with all our candidates, we are unable to provide feedback on submitted applications.

If my application is unsuccessful, can I apply for another position?

Absolutely—you are more than welcome to apply for other positions.

How often are the job listings updated?

Our careers website is updated regularly to show new jobs when they open. We are always accepting applications for baristas in our retail stores. Please use the ‘search by location’ map to find location(s) where you would like to apply.

How do I make an accommodation request?

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the interview process, please contact us at [email protected].

Does Starbucks have roles that allow remote or hybrid work?

Yes, we have reimagined our workplace to offer flexible options for eligible, roles. Hybrid workplace options depend on the individual role and are identified in our job postings. Roles that do not have to be based in a specific location are labeled as “remote” while roles that can be fulfilled in multiple locations, such as a combination of home and office, are indicated as “hybrid”. More information about remote and hybrid options can be provided in the interview process.

I’m currently a barista looking for leadership roles or corporate roles. How can I apply?

We’re excited that you are looking to grow your career! Explore openings for roles through the job search page.

A new Starbucks store is opening in my area, how can I apply?

Once the new store is ready to hire, you’ll find open roles listed on our job search page.

What are TLAs and can I apply?

Time limited assignments (TLAs) expand career pathways by allowing existing employees the opportunity to experience a different role and connect with meaningful work. These short-term assignments have a predetermined beginning and end date, after which they return to their home team, bringing with them expanded perspective and new connections.

Benefits FAQ

Where can I learn more about Starbucks Benefits?  

View our complete employee benefits package guide here.  

How can I learn more about eligibility?  

You can use some of your partner benefits right away – for others, you need to meet certain criteria. Learn about the eligibility details for each of the plans and programs here

Dress Code Preview

Our dress code reflects the professionalism of our colleagues and the inclusive welcome at the heart of our brand—so of course we left room for personal taste and style.

International Careers

Starbucks is a truly global company with stores and Support Centres (corporate offices) all over the world. We’d love to have you join us on one of our international teams!