Tata Starbucks employees in India can now opt for financing support to purchase a two-wheeler vehicle to commute. A reliable transportation was among the top areas of employees’ concern in an internal survey.
Tata Starbucks will provide its employees with a salary advance to cover the down payment for their chosen vehicle, as well as reduced rate loans and discounts on a range of different models, including electric and second-hand vehicles. For full-time employees with a tenure of more than two years, the company will also contribute towards vehicle down payments.
In addition, employees can apply for financial support to purchase new two-wheeler vehicles, benefit from discounts on electric vehicles, as well as on used and refurbished vehicles according to their preference. Those looking to upgrade their existing vehicle can also sell it directly through the program and receive a discount on a new vehicle.
All employees who have worked for the company for a minimum of six months can take part in the scheme. Tata Starbucks is also offering educational road safety workshops for all employees who sign up to promote safe driving and driver responsibility.
“Since opening our first store in India in 2012, we’ve committed to supporting and empowering our partners throughout their careers with Starbucks. We are always looking for new ways to address the issues that affect our partners and make their experience better and more valuable, and are excited to offer this unique benefit for our partners in India,” said Sara Trilling, president, Starbucks Asia Pacific.
Other existing employee benefits include a five-day workweek, comprehensive medical benefits, counselling, education and wellness programs.