Starbucks was established in 1971. The company’s earliest incarnation was as a coffee, tea, and spice retailer in Seattle. Starbucks now has over a million customers going through its doors on a daily basis, and it has established 24,000 locations in over 60 countries.
Customers visiting a Starbucks retail location can enjoy quality coffee, tea and other specialty drinks. The stores also offer baked items to tempt their customers’ palates.
Types of Jobs Available at Starbucks
Starbucks hires workers for a number of different positions in its retail locations. Each store does its own hiring for full and part-time openings. Baristas are responsible for working with the public and preparing beverages. Experienced baristas can apply for available shift supervisor positions and continue working with customers on a daily basis.
At the retail level, Starbucks also hires assistant store managers and store managers. District managers are responsible for several stores in their area. They are responsible for developing strategies to increase sales based on their knowledge of the local market. Regional directors hold a more senior position than district managers and are responsible for driving financial goals for the stores in the portfolio they are responsible for supervising.
Starbucks also hires workers for positions at its roasting plants, which are situated in:
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Kent, Washington
- Minden, Nevada
- Portland, Oregon
- York, Pennsylvania
The company invites people with experience in the following areas to submit an application for a job at one of its roasting plants:
- Distributing products
- Machine operation
- Managing inventory
- Quality assurance
- Roasting coffee
Starbucks may also have positions available at its head office in Seattle or one of its regional offices for the following employment categories:
- Administrative and Support Services
- Business Development
- Call Center
- Facilities Development and Management
- Green Coffee and Tea Management
- HR (Partner Resources)
- Information Technology
- Project Management
- Research and Development
- Social Responsibility
- Supply Chain Management
How to Apply for a Job at Starbucks
People who would like to be considered for a position at Starbucks should visit the Careers page on the company web site. All available positions in the United States are posted online and job seekers can click on a link to see a complete list. Clicking on a job title reveals a job description, summary of experience, required skills and education. Starbucks accepts online applications for available positions.