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More than 150,000 people applied to work at Seattle-based coffee-giant Starbucks in 2010.
Baristas, most of whom work part time, enjoy the health insurance benefits the company offers its part-timers -- a rarity for most retail part-time jobs. Employees also report that they love the environment and morale they share with fellow employees.
Corporate employees enjoy additional benefits including an on-site gym, job sharing program, and on-site child care.