Starbucks, with 238,000 employees, recognize their employees’ contributions at all levels of achievement through formal and informal recognition programs. These programs include: WOW Points, Performance Awards, Anniversary Awards, Partner of the Quarter, and Order Awards.
WOW Points are a virtual online currency that Starbucks awards to partners for exceptional performance and reaching milestone anniversaries. The WOW Points can be used to purchase goods and services at Starbucks. Any employee may nominate another employee for the various available awards.