100 Best Companies to Work For
Starbucks
Rank: 29 (2005 rank: 11)
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Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Industry: Food Services
Large Companies Rank: 8
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 6,400
U.S. Sites: 5,013
Website: http://www.starbucks.com
What makes it so great?
New president and CEO Jim Donald keeps in touch with the "partners," as employees are called, by randomly calling a dozen district managers and several stores each day. After a year, part-timers qualify for $500 in tuition reimbursement.
U.S. employees 91,056
Employees outside U.S. 11,444
% minorities 28
% women 64
New jobs (1 year) 3,067
% job growth (1 year) 26
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 32
% voluntary turnover 14
Applicants 1,584,930
Most common job (salaried) Store Manager $43,600
Most common job (hourly) Coordinator II $35,067
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.