16. Starbucks Coffee (SBUX)
What makes it so great?
The java king steamed ahead in 2006, adding 28,000 jobs globally. Though 85% of ìpartnersî (Starbucks-speak for employees) are part-timers, theyíre still eligible for full benefits if they work 240 hours a quarter.

Headquarters: Seattle
Top 3 (of 5,414) U.S. locations: Seattle, New York , Chicago
2005 revenue ($ millions): 6,369
U.S. employees 109,873
Employees outside U.S. 20,462
New jobs (1 year) 2,314
% job growth (1 year) 15
% voluntary turnover 14
Applicants 594,638
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
$43,598
Most common job (hourly):
Coordinator II
$35,680
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 37
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 28%
% women 65%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.