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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,
#800
Seattle, WA 98134
2008 revenue ($ millions): 10,383

Is Starbucks Coffee a great employer, or what?
Starbucks Coffee stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 116,357
Employees outside U.S. 76,489
Jobs  
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
$44,434
Most common job (hourly):
Machine Operator
$36,769
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 31%
% women 66%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 320
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 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.
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