100 Best Companies to Work For 

93 of 100
93. Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks Coffee
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 93 (Previous rank: 24)
What makes it so great?
Employees are called "partners," but there are 30,000 fewer worldwide than last year because of store closings and other cutbacks.

Still, baristas tell us they love working at Starbucks because of the camaraderie -- and part timers, who make up nearly 90% of the workforce, are grateful for the health insurance benefits.

More than 150,000 people applied for jobs here last year.

Headquarters: 2401 Utah Ave. S,
Seattle, WA 98134
2008 revenue ($ millions): 10,383

Is Starbucks Coffee a great employer, or what?
Starbucks Coffee stats
U.S. employees 116,357
Employees outside U.S. 76,489
New jobs (1 year) -5,342
% job growth (1 year) -27%
% voluntary turnover 13%
Applicants 156,146
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) N.A.
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Machine Operator
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 Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 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.
See Starbucks Coffee in...
Hover over location for company address and employee data. Click for detailed map.
Select benefits you want and see instantly which Best Companies offer them.
Find my top perks
Find the right company for you
What qualities are you looking for in a great employer? Use our tool to find the companies on our list that suit you best.
Company size Large Small Ignore
Number of women High Low Ignore
Ethnically diverse Yes No Ignore
Extra training Yes No Ignore
Job growth Yes No Ignore
Low turnover Yes No Ignore
For multiple selections,
hold down the <Ctrl> key
How it works
To choose the 100 Best, we conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to a 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work Institute. More