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Starbucks Partners Help Make Starbucks Canada One of the "Best Workplaces in Canada" for Third-Consecutive Year

Starbucks Partners Help Make Starbucks Canada One of the "Best Workplaces in 
Canada" for Third-Consecutive Year 
TORONTO, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - For the third-consecutive year, Starbucks 
Coffee Canada is proud to once again be named one of the "Best Workplaces in 
Canada", based on partner (employee) feedback and research compiled by the 
Great Place to Work Institute Canada. 
"Being recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces is so meaningful to us 
because it reflects the voices of our partners," says Annie Young-Scrivner, 
president, Starbucks Canada. "Our partners are what make our culture so 
unique. We strive to inspire partners by providing opportunities to help them 
become their personal best, to enable them to live Our Starbucks Mission and 
be personally accountable for delivering moments of connections with our 
customers daily. This award is all about them." 
Partner survey results play a significant role in the outcome of the list. Of 
those surveyed, 87 per cent of partners across Canada said they feel Starbucks 
is a great place to work, up from 86 percent in 2012. As we aspire to build an 
enduring company, this partner feedback underscores that we are on the right 
track. 
This year, Starbucks Canada landed in the 18th spot on a list of the top 50 
Large and Multinational Companies (>1000 employees). A random sample of 
Starbucks partners in Canadian stores and regional offices were surveyed in 
October for their perspectives on the company's culture, programs and 
practices. 
Starbucks continuously works with its partners to improve the partner 
experience. In 2012, Starbucks introduced a number of new partner initiatives 
designed to enhance personalized development; create a great work great work 
environment; and reward and recognize partners including an increased employer 
RRSP match dollar-for-dollar up to 2% for full- and part-time partners. In 
addition, in Canada last year, Starbucks hired and promoted approximately 
9,000 retail and support partners. 
"Since our first Canadian store opened in 1987, we have built a business 
based on human connections," Young-Scrivner says. "We know that today's newly 
hired partners are tomorrow's leaders, which is why we continually invest in 
and engage our partners to maintain a strong partner base." 
The list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work(®) 
Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: 
two-thirds of the total score comes from a 59-statement survey completed by a 
random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about 
their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an 
in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR 
policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the 
organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the 
workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five 
trust-building dimensions of a Great Place to Work(®): credibility, respect, 
fairness, pride, and camaraderie. 
This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 57,000 employees 
participated in the 2013 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey. For more 
information, visit http://www.greatplacetowork.ca/. 
To learn more about Starbucks Canada partner opportunities, please visit 
www.starbucks.ca/careers. 
About Starbucks Corporation 
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing 
and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the 
globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in 
the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding 
principles, we bring the unique Starbucks® Experience to life for every 
customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our 
stores or online at www.Starbucks.ca. 
Contact: Carly Suppa Starbucks Coffee Company press@Starbucks.com 
SOURCE: Starbucks Coffee Company 
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