Starbucks Application

Printable Starbucks Application

Sure you know the coffee is great at Starbucks, but what is it like to work there? According to those who do its great. And Forbes magazine agreed, naming it one of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2011. Founded in Seattle in 1971 the coffee chain did not gain much worldwide attention until the 1990s but now it has locations in 55 different countries and offers a huge number of job opportunities to people of all ages and from all walks of life. In fact, completing an online Starbucks application can lead to all kinds of things.

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Who Can Work at Starbucks?

As long as you are over the age of 18 there may be a position at Starbucks for you. Even as an entry level barista (that is what the company calls its front of house cafe staff). Starbucks offers a great many benefits in addition to a competitive wage and the chance to earn tips all employees also receive paid vacations, health insurance, a 401K plan, the chance to earn stock in the company itself, free health and wellness programs, childcare and eldercare assistance and even a free pound of Starbucks coffee every week!

Starbucks Baristas  

Baristas are really the face of Starbucks and they are the ones responsible for whipping up all of those delicious beverages as well as a growing range of food items. They are responsible for serving customers at the retail counter and in locations that offer it, providing tableside service. In addition to their hourly wage most baristas earn tips as well.

Starbucks Management  

Baristas who have worked with Starbucks for some time have the chance to advance, first to the position of shift supervisor and then as it is the company’s policy to promote from within to a restaurant management position.
starbucks managers all receive additional training and are awarded bonuses based on their performance. Almost all managers in a retail Starbucks location began as baristas.

Roasting Plant Jobs  

Starbucks operates five roasting plants across the US and dozens more across the world. These roasting plants offer all kinds of job opportunities from actually roasting the coffee to shipping and receiving and inventory management. The five roasting plants in the US are located in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

Corporate Opportunities

Strabucks corporate headquarters is still located in Seattle, Washington and that office offers a huge number of different job opportunities,everything from administrative positions to sales and marketing. There are also field training positions available and even the chance to transfer to one of the companies overseas locations.

Completing the Online Starbucks Application The Right Way   

A satisfying career with Starbucks can only begin once you have completed the online Starbucks application.
The application itself is fairly easy to follow but to avoid any delays in your application being considered you should allow yourself plenty of time to complete it. Try to find a quiet place and make sure that you have all the information you will need to complete the application close at hand. This includes the names and numbers of your references as well as the contact information for your previous employers or schools.

Before you submit your online Starbucks application remember to proof read it carefully. However hard you are concentrating it is easy to make a little mistake, like transposing the digits in a phone number. These errors can delay the processing of your application though so it is really worth taking those extra few minutes to read through what you are going to submit to make sure it is all correct.

Interesting Fast Facts about Starbucks You Might Want to Know  

  • When most people think about Starbucks, coffee is the first thing that comes to mind. Starbucks across the world are expanding their food offerings as well now though and in addition to great pastries and cakes many Starbucks locations serve a number of hot breakfast items, sandwiches, salad platters and more.
  • Starbucks derived its name from the novel ‘Moby Dick” but in a rather round about way. When trying to come up with a name the three original founders, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker first considered using the name of Captain Ahab’s ship, The Pequod. After thinking about it they decided no one would want to by a “cup of Pequod” so they named their business after the fictional ship’s first mate, Starbuck.
  • The famous Starbucks logo depicts a “twin tailed siren” -less than pleasant mermaids who legend has it lured seamen to their death with their beauty. The original logo was based on a 16th Norse woodcutting. The logo has undergone several changes over the years. In the original logo the siren was shown topless but it was later changed so that her flowing hair covered modesty (and stopped complaints).
  • Starbucks is involved in a number of charitable programs. They head a campaign for cleaner water worldwide, set up a fund to help people rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, manage the AIDS charity project Red and also have early childhood education and literacy initiatives in place all over the world.
  • Since 2005 quotes from literary figures, musicians, artists and even politicians have appeared on Starbucks coffee cups as a part of the “The Way I See It” campaign. Some of the quotes have proved controversial over the years so now disclaimers on the cups proclaim that the views expressed are the authors, not Starbucks.