Benefits & Protections

Starbucks is proud to offer the best benefits for hourly retail work, including comprehensive health insurance, Bean Stock, retirement savings, Lyra for mental health, Spotify Premium, paid time off, parental leave, fertility benefits, 100% tuition coverage through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan – and more.

Ideas for these continuously evolving and innovative benefits and perks come from you – this is the power of your direct relationship with leaders.

Starbucks Benefits in Action

Bean Stock

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

News and Updates

Members of Company and union bargaining committees together on April, 25 2024 in Atlanta, GA

Starbucks and Workers United Resume Bargaining

Starbucks and Workers United remain committed to building a positive, productive relationship. This week, we conducted contract bargaining over a two-day session in Atlanta, Georgia.

Starbucks asks Supreme Court to level the playing field for U.S. employers

Read more about our proactive efforts to create a fair and consistent standard for evaluating NLRB injunction requests across all U.S. federal courts.

Progress on our path forward

Read more about progress on the path forward and the timeline to implement each of the May 2022 benefits for the 188 stores where there was organizing activity on or before May 3, 2022.

NLRB Withdraws Its Request for Injunction Involving our Heritage Market Stores

Read more about the NLRB’s recent withdrawal of its injunction involving the our Heritage Market district in Seattle.


Starbucks is proud to offer a wide range of partner benefits that allow you to choose the plans and programs that best support your needs and goals. Our innovative benefits include comprehensive health insurance, Bean Stock grants, retirement savings matching, mental health and well-being programs, free Spotify Premium, paid partner and family time off, paid parental leave, fertility benefits, 100% tuition coverage through the Starbucks College Achievement plan – and more. Ideas for these continuously evolving and innovative benefits and perks come from you – this is the power of your direct relationship with leaders.

Bean Stock

Yearly grant of restricted stock units, offering partners equity ownership in the company.

Future Roast 401(k)

Starbucks matches 100% of the first 5% of eligible pay contributed each pay period (regardless of whether contributions are 401(k) pre-tax, Roth after-tax or a combination).

Medical, Dental & Vision

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage with choices for partners, their spouse or domestic partner and children.

Mental Health & Well-Being

Up to 20 free therapy and counseling sessions each year for partners and eligible family members.

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

100% tuition and fees covered upfront for a first four-year bachelor’s degree.

Partner & Family Sick Time

Paid sick time for partners to take care of themselves and their families.

Paid Parental Leave

Paid leave for birth and non-birth parents.

Stock Investment Plan (S.I.P.)

Allows partners to buy Starbucks stock at a 5% discount via payroll deductions.

Family Expansion Reimbursement

Financial assistance to partners who have chosen to grow their family through adoption, surrogacy or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Up to $40,000 per partner.

Medical Travel Reimbursement Assistance

Travel expense reimbursement for partners and family members who must travel to access abortion or gender-affirming care.

Greener Apron

Learn how to become a sustainability champion in your store and at home through an online course.

Caring Unites Partners (CUP) Fund

Financial assistance program funded by partners for partners to help in times of special need.

Starbucks Student Loan Management

Innovative resources to better managing student loan debt.

Life Insurance

Financial protection for you and your family.

DACA Reimbursement

Reimbursement for required government DACA filing fees.

Starbucks Global Academy

Starbucks succeeds when our partners do, and we believe that success is best when shared. Our world-class benefits and programs for eligible part-time and full-time partners are tailored to your needs.


Subsidized backup care for kids and adults, senior care planning services and a premium membership to

My Starbucks Savings

An incentivized savings program that helps partners develop financial security and freedom by saving toward goals.


An app that teaches you how to meditate and supports your ongoing meditation journey.

Short- & Long-Term Disability

Partial income replacement if you are unable to work due to disability.

Starbucks Coffee Academy

Learn more about the vast and wonderful world of coffee.

Vacation & Other Time Off

Time & a half pay for holidays, and paid vacation that accrues over time.


Starbucks Product Discounts & Rewards

Weekly free pound of coffee or other specified products, 30% off goods at company-owned Starbucks stores, extra benefits when you register your partner card for Starbucks Rewards.

Giving Match

Request that Starbucks match your donations of time or money to eligible nonprofits, up to $1,000 per year.

Partner Recognition

Recognition of partner contributions at all levels of achievement through formal and informal programs.

Elite Athlete Program

Financial support for partners participating in athletics at a world-class level.

Spotify Premium

A partner Spotify Premium subscription, with no ads.

Food & Beverage

Free beverages and seven free food items per week while on break during scheduled shift, 30 minutes before/after shift.

Partner Discounts Program

Discounts at various local and national retailers as well as auto, home and pet insurance, and more.

Commuter Benefits

Pay for work-related commuter expenses through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Partner Connection & Fitness Reimbursement Programs

Apply for funds and/or fee reimbursement for eligible races and activities.


Your source for branded apparel, dress code approved items, gifts and more.

We will always stand up for our partners. At Starbucks everyone is trained on and held accountable to the standards we’ve put in place to protect partners, customers, and the communities we serve.


The personal safety and security of our partners is our top priority and we will take the necessary steps to ensure every partner has a safe environment in our stores.

The Right to Organize

We’re fully committed to our partners’ right to unionize and will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior directed toward partners who are interested in a union.

The Right to a Secret Ballot

Starbucks will ensure that all partners voting in person are able to do so privately and that no one will know how a partner voted unless they choose to share that information themselves.

Privacy of Personal Information

We will take every necessary step to secure our partners’ personal and sensitive information.

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