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Krispy Kreme President and CEO Anthony Thompson
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    It's Groundhog Day, but a rewarding job for those upbeat few who find ways to make it fun.

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    Low barrier to entry- as long as you can pass a drug screen + background check.

    Unlimited doughnuts and beverages while 'on the clock.'

    The day-to-day work is mind numbingly easy (under ideal conditions).

    Employee discounts on food and merchandise.

    Decent health insurance.

    Cons

    It's a monotonous grind. Groundhog Day.

    Lack of communication between management and employees.

    Sloppy shift handoffs.

    Supervisors cut too many corners, and their employees do the same.

    Employees are generally unhappy, downtrodden, and complain to anyone who will listen, because management's hands are tied from being able to solve problems at their level. This leads to a "learned helplessness" where employees lose faith in their boss/job/company, which drives down morale and productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure consistent communication between employees and management (doesn't have to resemble a formal meeting, just a quick huddle so that everyone is informed and held accountable for the work expected of them. Otherwise your people are in the dark don't feel the need to be proactive.)

    Incentivize exceptional work, expertise, and loyalty. Reward employees who go the extra mile and more will go the extra mile.

    Fix faulty equipment.

    Emphasize greater accountability on equipment care/maintenance.

    If budget allows, look into offering public wifi.

    Don't allow your employees (especially retail) to spread negativity, it's contagious.

    Mentor your young retail employees to better their people skills.

    Recognize improvement; be consistent with discipline; when possible avoid reprimanding employees in front of others, otherwise do so respectfully; lead by example; listen to your people..basic stuff. Just going back to the basics will go a long way.


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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Krispy Kreme.

    Interview

    Very lengthy interview process. Had 4 interviews. the first one was just a casual meeting. the other three they asked 10 questions each. a lot of situation questions. was offered the job on the last one and had to come back in to fill out my paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    asked how much I was looking to be paid and I said 7.50. they said they couldn't offer me much more than that (it was my first job) but they accepted.

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Website www.krispykreme.com
Headquarters Winston Salem, NC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1937
Type Company - Public (KKD)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

You might say these sweet treats are wholly delicious. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts operates a leading chain of doughnut outlets with about 650 locations throughout the US and in about 20 other countries. The shops are popular for their glazed doughnuts that are served fresh and hot out of the fryer. In addition to its original glazed variety, Krispy Kreme serves cake and filled doughnuts, crullers, and fritters, as well as hot coffee and other beverages. The chain includes about 275 doughnut shops and some 370 kiosks and satellite locations. The company owns and operates... More

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