As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Our company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. We support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects.
By helping consumers drink for themselves, we can brew a better world.
Working with Others for Clean WaterClean water is crucial to the health of our communities worldwide and tightly connected to the challenges of food security and climate change. On March 19, we announced a major commitment to address local and global water challenges. We're contributing over $11 million to non-profits working to address the water crisis challenging the world.
Our grant recipients are a mix of existing and new partners, and the work funded will address water access, conservation, and watershed restoration. While some of the work will be new —like consumer engagement on water conservation— some of the work will take activity we have been doing for years to the next level (such as water management on coffee farms and community river clean-ups).
We will work with four nonprofit groups that are leading the charge to address the global water crisis:
The Keurig Revolution Begins
It began with one goal in mind: to revolutionize the way America started its morning.
Tired of drinking poor tasting, weak and stale office coffee, two college roommates turned businessmen began experimenting with creating a single serve machine that could simply and consistently deliver the perfect cup of coffee. Eventually joined by a third engineer, the entrepreneurs worked tirelessly throughout the early 1990s, building prototype after prototype and conducting countless taste tests until initial design nirvana was achieved. They named their brewing system and their company “Keurig”, a word derived from the Dutch word for excellence, and designated each single serve coffee capsule a “K-Cup pack”.
The Keurig, Inc. founders knew offering high-quality, specialty coffee in each K-Cup pack would be instrumental in delivering the taste profile consumers wanted and deserved. They approached Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) throughout their research and development process for assistance with coffee expertise and supply, as well as funding. GMCR invested in the company and became the first roaster to offer coffee in a K-Cup pack for the Keurig single cup brewing system. The team then delivered their first commercial Keurig brewers to offices in 1998.
WE PLAY TO WIN
Our team sets ambitious goals and meets each challenge with unified purpose and character.
A POWERFUL VISION, A POWERFUL MISSION
We’ve blended the disruptive innovation of a leading-edge technology company with the consumer focus of a socially conscious, premium coffee company. That combination creates the ultimate beverage experience, because:
- We take a fresh approach to beverage-making, passionately believing all consumers deserve to drink for themselves.
- With the touch of a button, we enable consumers to self-create high-quality beverages that personally satisfy any in-the-moment beverage need, as well as those of their families and guests.
- As a 21st century beverage business, we are rethinking it all. We’re not just looking toward the future, we’re actually defining it. We’ve blended the disruptive innovation of a leading-edge technology business with the consumer-centricity of a socially-conscious packaged goods company.
- Believing in personal choice, we’ve opened up our system to other beverage partners, giving their brands a profitable new means to reach and delight their consumers, as we do ours. And we collaborate with our retail partners to ensure their shoppers drink up this new world of choice.
- Personal satisfaction requires knowing that you are part of something good, so we’ve set ambitious sustainability goals designed to ensure our approach has a net positive effect on the world.
In helping the world drink for themselves, we can brew a better world.
Engaging Our People and Communities
The Keurig Green Mountain of today is an innovative, technology-driven personal beverage system company with more than 6,100 employees across the United States and Canada. That’s quite a shift from our modest beginnings 30-plus years ago as a small, Vermont-based café that aspired to serve exceptional coffee.
Our culture and organizational strengths have been key enablers of our tremendous growth and are a source of pride for each of us. Fiscal 2013 was a year of continued evolution as we look toward our future and build upon the values that have made us so successful. We modified our corporate structure by moving from three separate business units to an integrated and aligned unified company; clarified our key business objectives; and further refined our values to achieve our updated mission of a Keurig® brewer on every counter and a beverage for every occasion. (See the Overview section for more on our strategy and realignment.)
Our people are the reason for our success, and we focus on developing them to their full potential and engaging each individual in meaningful ways both at work and within his or her broader communities. This is especially important in relation to one of our new 2020 sustainability targets:
ENGAGE 100% OF EMPLOYEES TO UNDERSTAND OUR VISION AND VALUES AND PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALLOW THEM TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TARGETS.
We believe strongly that when our people thrive, our business thrives. And so do our communities.
Keurig Green Mountain has a deep history of creating positive and sustainable change for communities and the environment in the places where we operate. As part of our updated sustainability strategy, we have set an ambitious new global target:
PROVIDE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER TO 1 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE BY 2020.
Keurig Green Mountain Photos
1 person found this helpful
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Keurig Green Mountain full-timePros
A good business model and strategy (single serve). Good and smart employees for the most part. Supports community service.Cons
Not great at providing feedback to its employees. There are too many people do not get the coaching they deserve.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
1 person found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Keurig Green Mountain.Interview Details
Typical process. Started with a phone screening, then an in-person interview.
Interview was more than 5hrs long, but very enjoyable.
They really just want to get to know your background. A lot of 'Tell me a time......' questions. Nothing technical.No Offer
As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain (“Keurig”) (NASDAQ: GMCR) was founded as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. in 1981 as a small café in Waitsfield, Vermont. In 1993, the Company went public and that same year made an early investment in Keurig, Incorporated. The Company acquired the remainder of Keurig in...
Mission: Create the ultimate beverage experience in every life we touch, from source to cup--transforming the way the world understands business.