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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf full-time (More than a year)

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    Moving up is very possible and upper management really cares about your development. CBTL has a certain vibe in all stores that somehow attracts the same kind of sweet personality that almost all team members have. It truly is a great company!


    At times, the company will want to try new things/items/promotions out without maybe thinking them through completely. This is where the managers must cooperate to make the promo successful in the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Grow more stores! I know that the company is trying, but we need more CBTL's out there! Also, a higher pay for the baristas and shift's could be consider. The amount of labor in a coffee shop is incredible.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Interviews

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online – interviewed at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Glendale, CA).


    It was pretty chill. Felt more like a conversation. Asked about why I choose cbtl, my past volunteer experience, etc. My process took about two months for good reason. I applied online, called one week later for an interview, and even though he wasn't hiring, he gave me an interview for the next week. Afterwards, he said he can't hire me yet bevause he hired too many people that month already so I'd have to wait until the next month. Said to call back on the first if I still want the job. I did. Then he told me to call in a week to find out when to come in for paperwork (in a week because it was fourth of July holiday already at the company). After paperwork, 6 days later, I had orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at CBTL?   1 Answer
    • Are you planning on working while you go to school? How do you plan to balance the two?   Answer Question

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Additional Info

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 ... More

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