With more than 28,000 locations worldwide, Starbucks is a major employer. It’s also, by most accounts, a good one: Starbucks is frequently listed on lists of great places to work, especially in the category of entry-level jobs. This post will take a closer look at Starbucks hiring practices, ranging from the company’s background check and employee screening policies to its employee benefits.
The Starbucks background check policy is similar to what you would find at many other coffee shops, fast food restaurants, and retail stores. The company does require background checks for all employees. These checks are usually conducted only after a candidate has received a conditional offer of employment.
Starbucks is adamant about reviewing background check findings on a case-by-case basis and giving candidates second chances despite past crimes or mistakes. The company urges all candidates to apply regardless of criminal history and is known for being willing to hire felons or other ex-offenders. Finally, Starbucks has “banned the box” company-wide, which means that Starbucks job applications do not include questions about criminal history.
In the category of benefits, a big part of the reason Starbucks is a popular place to work is because of the perks that the company gives to employees. Arguably the signature of the Starbucks hiring cycle is a benefits package known as “Your Special Blend.” Any Starbucks employee who works more than 20 hours per week for the company is eligible for this package.
As the name implies, “Your Special Blend” is a package tailored by the employee to suit his or her wants or needs. Options include: