About Bean Stock

Get the most out of your Bean Stock – understand how it works, how you’ll receive value and what to expect.

What is it?

Eligible partners are granted Bean Stock Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), which turn into shares of Starbucks stock over a two-year period. To receive shares, you must be continuously employed during that waiting period, called vesting.

Simply put, if you stay employed by Starbucks for at least one year from the grant date with no breaks in service, you’ll receive the first half of your Bean Stock. If you remain employed two years from the grant date, you’ll receive the second half. Once you own the shares, you can hold or sell them – it’s up to you.

For each RSU, you get one share of Starbucks stock.


No need to enroll – you are eligible if you:

  • Are hired by Starbucks as of May 1 of the fiscal year before the grant date,
  • Are a store partner, or a non-retail partner in a position up to, but not including grade 25+ jobs, and
  • Work in a company owned market (licensed/franchise stores are not eligible)