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Caribou Coffee – Why Work For Us?


Caribou Coffee is more than just a cup of coffee. It’s the team member who offers a cheerful greeting to each guest, while remembering the orders of regular customers. It’s about creating a place of community where our team members have fun and are rewarded for their hard work. It's about being the best at what we do by serving the highest quality products and having the best team members.

Work with the Very Best

At Caribou Coffee, you will work at a community place where people gather to enjoy the finest craft roasted coffee, premium teas and blended beverages. We are not one of those rubber-stamped coffee emporiums, but a fun and energetic place where the guests always feels welcome and the team members are passionate about serving the best coffee ever.

Caribou Coffee is looking for exceptional people like you, who want to deliver an extraordinary experience for our guests each and every day. Caribou Coffee is looking for Team Members to Store Managers to Support Center Positions who can create a fun atmosphere for their team members and for the guests. We want Team Members who will greet our guests with a friendly smile and fast service.

  • Are you an experienced, hands-on Store Manager who can inspire your team members to create a memorable experience for every guest?
  • Are you a Shift Manager who can maintain an outstanding guest experience, while supporting daily sales goals?
  • Are you a cheerful person that enjoys providing excellent customer service? Someone who will greet our guests with a smile, while proving fast and friendly service?

Caribou Coffee is looking for people just like you and we want you on our team!


Caribou Coffee is growing. We have nearly 500 locations in 16 US states and the District of Columbia. Our company was started in 1992, when our founders visited the top of Sable Mountain in the Alaskan wilderness. The sensational view, the boundless mountains, the clear blue sky, and a herd of caribou thundering through the valley inspired an “aha moment” that became the entrepreneurial vision for Caribou Coffee—a company that believes excellence is a product of hard work, and that life is too short for anything else.

At Caribou Coffee, we have a passion for coffee. We provide our customers with the finest craft roasted coffee, premium teas and fresh pastries, with unparalleled service.

Our Core Values

Caribou Coffee is committed to sharing an ‘Extraordinary Experience that Feeds the Soul’. Our commitment to our guests, to our community, and our Team Members is the center of our core values. This keeps us grounded and ensures we're able to realize our aspirations and deliver extraordinary experiences every day.

That commitment means we foster a fun work place, where people who are hard-working and passionate about their jobs are recognized and rewarded

Caribou Coffee Reviews

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Caribou Coffee President and CEO Mike Tattersfield
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
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    I have been working at Caribou Coffee


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


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

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    Love you guys!

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Caribou Coffee Interviews

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Caribou Coffee in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went to job fair, sat down with a manager. They ask very quirky questions to get a gage of your personality. Had second interview with another manager back to back. Was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation that was difficult to solve, how did you resolve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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