Starbucks Named One of the 2014 ‘Best Workplaces in Canada’

For the fourth-consecutive year, Starbucks is named one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada," based on employee feedback and research compiled by an independent firm that evaluates workplace culture.

At number 17, Starbucks Canada is the highest ranking publicly-held retailer on the list of top 50 large and multinational companies. That is up one position from 2013, when Starbucks ranked 18th. Google is number one on the list. AOL Canada and Intuit round out the top three.

Survey results indicate 86 percent of Starbucks partners (employees) across Canada feel Starbucks is a great place to work.

Each year, the Great Place to Work® Institute surveys almost 2.5 million employees for best workplaces lists in 45 countries. In Canada, almost 60,000 employees participated in the 2014 survey.

Their responses are the primary factor used to select top companies. Two-thirds of a company's score comes from a 59-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees. The remaining one-third of the score is determined by an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of human resources policies and procedures. The Institute says its research provides data on five trust-building dimensions of company culture - credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

Starbucks has about 16,000 partners in Canada.