If you obsess over coffee you already have your reasons to join Starbucks. But for those of you who can’t seem to get the whole coffee culture hop on. Howard Schultz and his love for premium coffee and introducing it to the masses is how it all started. Of course, it wasn’t anywhere around smooth for this multi-billion profit-making coffee giant to roll out.
Why get a job at Starbucks?
For youngsters and college students, getting a job at Starbucks could be your way to an extra pocket money medium but there’s more coming your way. Starbucks prides itself on its Employee first policies. So you can work as a Barista (I find this designation super fun), cash counter, or something else.
There is meticulous training before getting on board. This is especially for the Baristas so that they can learn about how to make their customized coffees and maintain customer synergy
Starbucks also offers tuition fee coverage – This is only exercised in the United State chains for now.
Healthcare facilities- they spend more on healthcare than coffee beans every year.
My favorite part of it, they call their employees partners- and they rightly do so. They give you ESOPs which are Employee stock options. There is a vesting period (time you need to be employed with the company before allocating the stock options).
Briefs about Starbucks growth and Ethics
Starbuck has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings in Seattle in 1971 and boasts about a whopping 25,700 locations around the world.
It is now a bank more than a coffee-making chain their USP being the smart loyalty program.
Back in 2008, Howard Schultz was reappointed to get clarity to the company’s vision. One of the stories from bystanders goes to say that he would close the outlets for a few hours to train the Baristas himself. Speaking volumes about how much they care about their quality.
They are coming up with healthy low sugar/ sugar-free options for the now more than ever health-conscious masses.
They are opting for sustainable and degradable options for their cups and packaging.
Working with a company driven by such ambition and vision will help your personal growth and definitely teach you a few things.
Not a fan nor a critic, but I do like being employed with someone who has empathy for their employees, is smart about the market, has a holistic approach, and yes can serve a good brew.
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