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TATA Starbucks Private Limited is recognized among India's Best Companies to Work For 2019 and among India's Best Workplaces for Women 2019 (Top 75). Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 100 Best Companies to Work For (with employee strength more than 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process. As a part of our annual research in India, this year a total of 747 organizations were evaluated and from them, we identified India’s 75 Best Workplaces for Women 2019.

TATA Starbucks is a 50:50 joint venture company, owned by Tata Global Beverages and Starbucks Corporation, that operates Starbucks outlets in India.

Company Size

1768 Employees




Why TATA Starbucks Private Limited is a Great Place to Work?

TATA Starbucks Private Limited has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, TATA Starbucks Private Limited met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.

Great Place to Work® is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition.

As a certified organization, TATA Starbucks Private Limited became eligible to be considered among 'India's Best Companies to Work For 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Best Companies to Work For is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria. Click here know more about the assessment methodology

Culture Snapshot
Tata Starbucks Private Limited provides a safe and fun work environment for its people. The company offers good growth and development opportunities to employees. Colleagues are always willing to help each other when in need. Starbucks is a popular brand instills a sense of pride in members of the organization. Employees are treated with a lot of respect which keeps them motivated and in turn reaps sincere results for the organization. The organization offers good work life balance to its employees.

This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life.

Read through to find out what makes TATA Starbucks Private Limited a Great Workplace.

Recognitions awarded by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ from Feb 2019 - Jan 2020. Certifed for 2 years in a row!

India's Best Companies to Work For 2019

Among India's 75 Best Workplaces for Women 2019

Best People Practices

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Coffee Championship

This is a multilevel championship, which is designed to enable coffee mastery in their partners. Aprons in itself means the stages that they are mastering and each apron is designed to be worn with proud and inspire other to gain mastery. Moving from a green apron to a black “Coffee Master” apron is an inspiring journey in itself. A Barista has to move through 8 levels in order to be called as COFFEE AMBASADOR. It inspires their partner to be the best and show the talent to others. They provide them a grand platform where they go through several rounds of test and compete to be called as a COFFEE CHAMPION.


Grievance Redressal


This is a unique platform launched in the form of an mobile app and website tool accessible to all the Partners, this unique platform allows them the login and register their queries, well defined SLAs enable them to get the response on time and leads to better engagement. This is a future forward approach taken by Tata Starbucks to bring an app for the partners and bridge the gaps arising out of distance, time and locations. Partner can track status of their query and also rate their experience. With a commitment to deliver best in class services Partner resources is also committed to deliver best in class service to our partners. This app breaks down the value chain and allows partners to directly connect with us which in turn allows speedy resolution of queries and better satisfaction.

Tata Starbucks is a great organization for working women and mothers. The organization provides all the flexibility and at the same time encourages women partners to take leadership roles by supporting all the challenges of working mothers.

Employee Testimonial

Leaders Speak


Navin Gurnaney

CEO, TATA Starbucks Private Limited

1. What is your approach to making a Great Workplace?
At Tata Starbucks, we create an environment where each partner can be themselves, express themselves freely, discover their passion and realize their full potential. We treat everyone with respect and dignity and ensure that everybody has a voice.

2. What are the top 2 benefits you see of creating a Great Workplace?
At Tata Starbucks, our 1800 partners are the heart and soul of the signature Starbucks Experience. Their passion for coffee and the endeavor to build a personal connection with customers and communities is something that creates a Great Workplace.

An important aspect of building a great experience includes celebrating each customer’s coffee tastes. For us, each cup of coffee is unique and defined by the coffee palette of the customer. We aim to build initiatives that help showcase the coffee skills of our baristas while paying a tribute to the varied coffee palettes of our customers and Starbucks 47-year legacy of sourcing, roasting and serving the world’s top Arabica coffee.

3. What are your top people priorities?
At Tata Starbucks, we lay a strong emphasis on partner development through education and engagement and provide an environment that supports and inspires our partners. We want each partner working at Tata Starbucks to achieve their full potential and grow, they should have a feeling of belongingness, the freedom to speak their minds and find their purpose in their work.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Great Place to Work® has been a very good tool to identify our key strengths and opportunities in people space. It has helped us set and achieve higher benchmarks while providing useful insights to drive innovation in regards to people practices.

Naveen Kumar Nerlaje

Director Partner Resources, TATA Starbucks Private Limited

1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization?
Tata Starbucks is a performance-driven organization that encourages diversity to create a truly inclusive workplace. We are committed to upholding a culture where diversity is valued and respected and have always endeavored to create a culture of belonging at the workplace where our partners feel like they are part of something bigger. As a brand that values customer experience, we believe that our partners are our true differentiators and we’ve been able to create a unique Third Place experience for our customers by empowering our partners to do everything that's required to provide this differentiated experience.

2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing?
High attrition is a key challenge. We have been able to keep our attrition below half of the industry rate by creating a uniquely different culture and also by catering to our partners' aspirational needs by enabling their learning, career growth and investing ahead of the curve on differentiated benefits.

3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. in the organization?
Our talent philosophy is founded on the values of our organization where every partner is treated equally with dignity and respect. We are a performance-oriented company with the lens of humanity. A consistent approach to hiring through hiring for service model, talent management, performance & development approach and structured rewards & recognition systems are helping us to identify, nurture and grow diverse talent in the business. We are very proud of being one of the very few equal pay employers in the industry.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Great Place to Work® has been a very good tool to identify our key strengths and opportunities in people space. It has helped us set and achieve higher benchmarks while providing useful insights to drive innovation in regards to people practices.

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