Work at Starbucks

How old do you have to be to work at Starbucks? What age is required for those looking for teen jobs? If you are interested in employment at this coffee company then we have the answer.


You will need to be at least 16 years old in order to work for Starbucks. There is an exception though. If you live in the state of Montana you are eligible to be employed at 14 years old.

There could be a variety of reasons that sixteen is there minimum age. It could be because of the work restrictions that come along with hiring 14, and 15 year olds. Maybe it is the liability risk involved with hiring younger teens.

Remember you will be handling very hot beverages and equipment that produces these beverages. It could also be due to the maturity level that many young people lack until they reach the age of sixteen (not a hard rule, but for the most part).

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This coffee house has locations all over the United States and Canada. To apply for a position you can go through their application process right online by clicking on this link.

If you are seeking a barista or shift supervisor position your application will stay on file for 60 days. You may submit to a total of 5 locations at one time. And if your neighborhood is like mine, you will have at least 2 or 3 in close proximity to your home.This increases your chances of getting a response to your application.

This can be a great place to start and continue your career. They are not just the average ordinary teen job. They offer a great benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. They also have a competitive pay schedule, paid time off, bonuses, stock options, and more!

Company Info

Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse chain in the world. It is based in Seattle, WA, but has sites all over the United States. It also has thousands of foreign locations in countries such as China, Japan, Turkey, and Germany.

Altogether, there are currently over 20,000 Starbucks locations, although the company has announced that they will soon be closing several hundred stores. This American staple and "morning wake me up"  serves cold and hot beverages (mostly coffee and teas), as well as some food items like pastries and sandwiches. A very limited number of US localities serve beer and wine.

In 2000 they introduced a free-trade line of coffee, which has increased in popularity and distribution since then. They've also has partnered with Apple to market music in their stores. Many locations also sell books and films.

Starbucks can be identified from their iconic branding, featuring their famous twin-tailed mermaid logo, which has been revised several times since its inception. How much do you make if you are hired as a barista? Starting wages are typically at or near minimum wage which varies according to the state you live in. Oregon the state minimum wage is $8.95, California $8, Missouri $7.35, New York - Texas - South Dakota $7.25, Colorado $7.7, and Washington state $9.19, just to name a few.

This Fortune 100 company also offers several benefits for their employees (which they refer to as "partners"). Partners working more than 20 hours per week are eligible for benefits such as comprehensive health coverage (including medical, dental, and vision), a 401(k) with company matching, and assistance with education through their "Starbucks U" program. This perk includes discounts on textbooks, technology, and school supplies; tuition reimbursement; and academic and career advisement.

Disability and life insurance are also available, and some partners are eligible for cash, stock, and equity bonuses. Partners additionally get a 30% employee discount and are able to take home a pound of free coffee or tea each week. This java giant states that they are committed to diversity and inclusion in their hiring process.



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