Essay on Starbucks: Organizational Culture

1048 Words Mar 18th, 2007 5 Pages
Starbucks:
Organizational Culture When people think of the most popular coffee house in the country and world, they immediately think of Starbucks. That's because it's true, but what most people don't know is that Starbucks is also ranked #1 on the Most Admired Food Services Companies to work for (America's most admired companies 2007, 2007), and # 16 Best Companies to work for (Best companies to work for 2007, 2007). It also ranked # 2 Most Admired Companies to work for over all, # 6 for Best People management, # 7 for Best Social responsibility, and # 10 for Best Innovation (America's most admired companies 2007, 2007). These are incredible numbers, which is why I choose Starbuck's as the most culturally appealing company that I would
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These values include respectful working environments, environmental awareness, humane treatment of workers, and benefits for workers. Starbuck's mission is to not only offer premium quality coffee and excellent customer service, but it is also devoted to providing quality service to its employees. Starbucks works hard to create an excellent work atmosphere, ensuring that employees treat one another with deference, and respect diversity. Starbucks also shows how much it cares about society by making over 30 million in charitable contributions and volunteering over 290,000 hours (Corporate social responsibility / fiscal 2006 annual report, 2007). There are thousands of people who work for this company as farmers and suppliers who are located all over the world. Starbucks makes certain to follow international child labor laws, provide humane and safe working conditions, and honors minimum wage requirements. Starbucks is also deeply focused on being environmentally vigilant. Starbucks practices energy and water conservation, uses renewable energy, and uses recyclable materials. Starbucks also provides excellent benefits. "The components may include competitive base pay, bonuses, comprehensive health coverage, income protection, vacation, stock options, a savings program, adoption benefits, tuition reimbursement and partner perks, including a discount on merchandise in our stores" (Corporate social responsibility / fiscal 2006 annual report , 2007, Abridged Report,