Caribou Coffee

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Caribou Coffee Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
240 Reviews

3.2
240 Reviews
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Caribou Coffee President and CEO Mike Tattersfield
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119 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount and free half pound coffee every week (in 14 reviews)

  • Free 1/2 pound of beans per week (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lack of communication and really poor distribution of product (in 24 reviews)

  • Also, she favors shift supervisors over team members which makes us feel belittled and unimportant (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My favorite job by far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Partner in Gurnee, IL

    Pros

    A relaxed environment, customer oriented and driven and i feel like the company had genuine interest in their barista's

    Cons

    The early mornings were rough, I wish they would've done more for mark outs. The way they closed the stores was also an unprofessional move on their part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time you decide to downsize, give more than a 9 day heads up to the store your closing, if you want us to give a two week notice extend us the same manners

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people and place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company that is great to grow in. Great culture

    Cons

    Hours can be tough working at 4:30 in the morning. Long hours as well. But that is what coffee is for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Sauk Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sauk Rapids, MN

    Pros

    You get to know the regulars and their drinks, like a morning/day time bar. It's fast paced and keeps you busy.

    Cons

    I didn't really have a negative experience working at caribou other than the one I worked at wasn't able to hire people who would stay very long - primarily cause they were all in highschool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing an awesome job... I'm excited about the perks card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great Company to work for! Job advancement opportunities, using your strengths effectively day-to-day, and loving your job!

    Cons

    More competitive compensation for employees working in the field i.e TMs, SSs, ASMs, SMs, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on shining!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Only so far up you can go.

  7.  

    What a great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    The people and culture
    Interesting work and great challenges
    Being part of a transformation

    Cons

    Company is relatively small, so limited room for growth unless others leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you apply the same high standards of acoountability and performance at every level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Workplace; Really strives to meet mission everyday!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It really is the Community Place we Love. Plus working for an intimate retail company such as Caribou allows you to see how the work you are doing in the office is paying off in the field. Senior management seem personally invested into their employees well being.

    Cons

    There seems to be little upward mobility in some positions and communication/initiatives across departments could use some work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    shift supervisor

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    environment, Management, Work life balance,proud to be in Leadership with caribou coffee. my duties cash management inventory control scheduling accountability of the safe while om shift I love my career as a shift supervisor at caribou coffee

    Cons

    Pay can be better thats the only con!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up The Great Leadership Im proud To Be Apart Off As A Shift Supervisor!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member

    Pros

    Nice environment, fair hours, nice perks

    Cons

    High-stress levels, some employees were uninterested

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire those who are passionate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company, loved the free coffee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Team Member in West Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Best job I had up to that point. Enjoyed the high pressure environment, and the free coffee was great.

    Cons

    Not much really, for a low wage part time job, this is about as good as it gets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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