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24. Starbucks
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 24 (Previous rank: 7)
What makes it so great?
Despite announcing Jan. 28 it will shut another 300 stores (on top of 600 closings announced in July) and cut nearly 7,000 employees, Starbucks remains an attractive workplace, especially for part-timers seeking health insurance.
Headquarters: 2401 Utah Ave S #800
Seattle, WA 98134
2007 revenue ($ millions): 9,400
U.S. employees 146,700
Employees outside U.S. 70,875
New jobs (1 year) -1,173
% job growth (1 year) -6%
% voluntary turnover 15%
Applicants 224,718
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 50
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Equipment Technician
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 31%
% women 66%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 320
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the February 2, 2009 issue
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 2007 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 full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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