Caribou Coffee

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Caribou Coffee Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
268 Reviews
3.2
268 Reviews
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Caribou Coffee President and CEO Mike Tattersfield
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plus you get a free half pound of coffee every week and a free shift drink every time you work (in 17 reviews)

  • Free 1/2 pound of beans every week (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lack of communication and really poor distribution of product (in 25 reviews)

  • Little to no room to move up past store management (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    Fun, good coworkers, and gained great multitasking skills

    Cons

    Stressful at times because very fast-paced

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty amazing company, overall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lakeville, MN

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    • company treats you like a human, not just another nameless drone.
    • free drinks everyday you work, free 1/2 lb of beans every week, 30% off all the time at any caribou
    • really fun coworkers

    Cons

    • early hours
    • lots of promotions
    • constant push to sell beans and merch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Barista

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Vermillion, SD
    Former Employee - Barista in Vermillion, SD

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing and awesome staff

    Cons

    None really to be concerned with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, manageable work load, high support from Regional management and above, fun atmosphere, and great focus on career development.

    Cons

    Salaries need to be a little more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Caribou Excellence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    Great people who are encouraging through training and open to creative ideas.

    Cons

    People have different ideas and aren't always so excited to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love you guys!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My favorite job by far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Partner in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Great people and place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    Awesome place to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sauk Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sauk Rapids, MN

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time (more than an year)

    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
  11.  

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee full-time (more than 3 years)

    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

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