Career and Job Search Guide

Starbucks Coffee

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

Career website: Starbucks Coffee Careers