Burger King Career and Employment Information

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The Burger King Corporation is the second largest hamburger restaurant chain in the world, and there are plenty of opportunities to build a rewarding career there. The corporation’s privately-owned franchises run approximately 15,000 restaurant outlets worldwide, drawing over 11 million customers every day. Career opportunities go far beyond general restaurant management, although it is a great path to take if you are interested.

Burger King offers a Leadership Development Program, an MBA Leadership Program, summer internships and career positions in marketing, operations, IT, business development, finance and global business services.

The corporation regularly participates in career fairs at Ivy League and other colleges and universities around the US. Burger King headquarters are in Miami, Florida. So, for those seeking a corporate job, be prepared to relocate the Sunshine State. Global corporate locations include Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Finding a Career at Burger King

The Burger King careers page is the place to start your search. Click on the Opportunities tab and explore your options.

  • The Campus opportunities section targets college students and recent graduates. There you’ll find information on internships and leadership programs.
    • Through the Leadership Development Program, individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent train extensively both in-restaurant and at the corporate level. Participants who prove themselves during this period are often placed into permanent roles at Burger King. The program is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a short period.
    • The MBA Leadership Program places professionals with an MBA from a top-tier university into a high-profile role from the start. This accelerated program matches employees with positions based on their knowledge, experience, and performance.
    • The ten-week Summer Internship program gives undergraduate and MBA students a taste of real-world business challenges. Interns will be assigned one big project which will culminate with a presentation on results with recommendations to the executive team.
  • Explore the In-Restaurant Roles section features jobs at local restaurant outlets. Positions range from drivers and team members to shift coordinators, assistant managers, and general managers.
  • The Professional section leads to career opportunities in Burger King’s corporate offices.

Each section describes the job roles and opportunities currently available.

For in-store positions, you can search for job openings near where you live. Campus and corporate positions, on the other hand, list their locations.

Applying for a Burger King Job

Burger King makes it easy for you to apply for any open position on its website.

  • Apply for a job by starting on the Apply page. You can apply for in-restaurant jobs by clicking on the role in which you are interested. For campus and professional positions, follow the link to the job search page. Select the role you are interested in to generate a list of corporate job openings.
  • Each job role gives information about skills needed, depth of experience required, necessary licenses and certifications, desired education level and minimum age requirements.
  • To stay on top of the latest employment information and upcoming events — career fairs, networking events and profiles of key employees — in the site's What's New section. You can filter your search by location, category, and type of event.

Note that if you're a teen and looking for work in one of the restaurant outlets, child labor law governs the age at which you can work at Burger King and other companies that typically hire teen workers.

Burger King Benefits

All of Burger King's full-time workers are eligible to participate in benefits programs that include medical coverage, dental coverage, company-paid life insurance and a 401(k) savings plan with a company-match.

If you're a full-time, salaried employee at Burger King, you may also be eligible to participate in other benefits programs such as vision coverage, short- and long-term disability coverage, flexible spending accounts and tuition assistance. 

Burger King Company Culture

Burger King advertises its company culture as "Bold, Accountable, Meritocratic, Empowered and Fun." The corporation wants hard-working individuals – those who bring "extraordinary levels of ownership, drive, and accountability" to the team.

The company also pledges to empower its team members in achieving their own career goals. Their coaching and mentoring programs play an integral role in the development and success of their employees.

Burger King leadership also recognizes the need for a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

As such, they developed diversity programs for their corporate offices and restaurants, and their relationships with suppliers, business partners, and surrounding communities.