The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Reviews

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf President & CEO John Dawson
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  • Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time (more than a year)


    Friendly coworkers
    Relaxed environment
    Delicious free drinks
    Room for quick advancement


    Pay is pretty low
    Tips are divided amongst everyone weekly and extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise hourly pay since tips are not supplementing much.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Interviews

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

    Interview Details

    Came into the company through open interviews posted on Craigslist otherwise you have to apply online. Usually the GM of the store will interview you or the DM of that store grouping if they have the time for it. Everyone with the company is very friendly so don't be nervous at all. They like laid back people who don't crack under pressure so the more friendly and talkative you are, the better. They'll usually offer you a drink when you come in its up to you if you want it or not it usually doesn't matter.

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Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Peet's

Don't be chai; stand your grounds and espresso yourself over a cup at The Coffee Bean. International Coffee & Tea operates and franchises more than 800 coffee shops under the name The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The outlets, which are located primarily in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Texas, feature a variety of fresh roasted coffees and specialty teas, along with baked goods and blended ice drinks. The chain also operates locations in more than 20 countries outside of the US. About 350 locations are company-owned, while the rest are franchised. The Coffee Bean... More

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