Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

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One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits.

For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks, that's been a lifeline, providing them continued access to medical care and prescription drugs that they might otherwise have lost. And that -- along with stock options -- are among the reasons why the company is on many "best places to work" lists, including the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a Manhattan-based think tank that promotes business ethics.