How to get a job at

Starbucks

Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. As of early 2019, the company operates over 30,000 locations worldwide.

What

Starbucks

Looks For

Starbucks employs down-to-earth people who are eager to please and see the importance of good service in making someone's day. They like their employees to foster collaborative and inclusive work environments.

History of

Starbucks

The first Starbucks was born in Seattle in 1971. Its name and logo were inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Finance
Marketing
Supply Chain / Logistics
Engineering
IT/IS
Data / Analytics
Manufacturing
Accounting
Legal / Public Policy
Human Resources / People / Talent
Administration
Operations
Research & Development
Sales / Account Management
PR / Corporate Communications
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Design (UI/UX)
industries
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
office locations
Greater Seattle
Greater Los Angeles
Greater Chicago
Greater San Francisco
Greater Phoenix
2019 Revenue:
$26.5B

Starbucks

Internship Programs

Starbucks Intern Program

Starbucks offers internship opportunities for star students in the summer. Intern programs run for 10 weeks. Interns collaborate directly with leaders, have access to career-elevating seminars and enjoy curated local experiences. Their immersive internship program includes opportunities at their Starbucks Support Center and Starbucks Technology Center, with varying openings and needs across multiple departments.

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Starbucks Support Center

The Starbucks Support Center offers internship opportunities to influence business performance and build expertise while living an incredible summer in Seattle. Undergraduate and graduate openings may include Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Technology, and more. Undergraduate applications are posted in fall for internships during the following summer. Graduate applications are open in winter for same-year summer internships.

Starbucks Technology Center

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Starbucks Technology Center accelerates the company's technology roadmap to enhance their digital retail experience. Leading Digital Products, Information Security and Business Intelligence initiatives, the Starbucks Technology Center connects rising Technology students to exciting career opportunities.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Undergraduate and graduate students
Perks:
  • Intern Events
  • Free products
  • In-store discounts
  • Networking
  • Professional development

Starbucks

Interview Process

Interviews will either take place on campus or at a Starbucks office location. On-campus interviews are about an hour long and, for applicable roles, include an at-home coding assignment. For off-campus recruiting, the process is as follows:

1. Initial Phone Screen

The first step of the process is a brief phone interview to get a better sense of your background and interests.

2. In-Person Interview

The next step is an onsite interview at their headquarters or other office location where candidates will meet with the HR director and the managers of the programs hosting summer interns. Altogether, it should take about 30 to 45 minutes.

How to Prepare

Common Interview Questions at

Starbucks

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  • What do you think the brand persona is?
  • How many snowplows do they use in the city?
  • Name a challenging situation you were in and how you dealt with it.
  • How do you learn best?
  • Do you like coffee?
  • Why Starbucks?
  • What are your strenghts and weaknesses

Coding Questions:

  • Write a function that will parse the number of words in a given string without using a quick two line solution

Product Manager Questions:

  • Tell me about a time when you had to make an important business decision and influence others quickly, but did not have any data to support your arguments
  • What is your leadership style?
  • What would you change about the Starbucks app?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to align a decision across different teams