Industry: Retail Consumer Goods

About Starbucks

Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but also brought a feeling of connection. Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. Today, we are privileged to connect with millions of customers every day in more than 28,000 retail stores and 77 countries.

Military Friendly Ratings

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Why Work at the Company?

At Starbucks, we believe veterans bring considerable teamwork and leadership experience. We are committed to empowering veterans to be America's next generation of business leaders. We are dedicated to bringing to the forefront the conversation that will drive mutual understanding and engagement between the civilian and veteran communities. Starbucks will remain steadfast in inspiring action in support of bridging the military-civilian divide. In pursuit of this goal, Starbucks is partnering with like-minded companies, nonprofits and government organizations to change the traditional veteran narrative by optimizing veteran hiring and retention initiatives. In addition, we are are deliberate in our efforts to include military spouses into our workforce.

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