Working at Starbucks

What's it like to be a partner?

A Starbucks career is a journey that starts with learning about coffee, often through coffee tasting and roasting events. Beyond that, you’ll also learn how to help our business – and your partners – grow and thrive.

Working at Starbucks is a lot like working with your friends. We understand, respect, appreciate and include different people. And we believe in keeping each other informed, so our senior leaders regularly hold Open Forum events to answer your questions.

At Starbucks in the Middle East and North Africa, operated under franchise by M. H. Alshaya Co. one of the region’s leading retailers, we offer a range of pay and benefits to attract and support our partners. We take a positive open and flexible approach to the working arrangements and opportunities for development and progression.

Living and Working in the Middle East

We believe that living and working in the Middle East has many benefits to potential partners, wishing to work for Starbucks. Among these benefits are the following:

  • Experiencing a diverse and interesting cultural mix
  • Opportunities to experience working in different countries
  • Meeting new partners from different nationalities
  • Learning new skills
  • Opportunities for progress from within
  • Enjoy the social lifestyle and climate that the Middle East has to offer.


As part of our commitment to the region, Starbucks Middle East & North Africa is committed to positively recruiting nationals throughout our business.

Starbucks believes that by training and developing nationals, we are investing in the future: the sustainability of local workforces and our partnerships with local communities. By attracting talented individuals and developing their skills required for a dynamic workplace, we are effectively building the careers of our workforce.

For example, Starbucks in Saudi Arabia has a rewarding and structured program in place that is designed to attract, develop and retain talented individuals. The program includes fast-track training to management positions and continued structured support.