Caribou Coffee

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Caribou Coffee Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
254 Reviews
3.2
254 Reviews
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Caribou Coffee President and CEO Mike Tattersfield
Mike Tattersfield
127 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount and free half pound coffee every week (in 14 reviews)

  • Free 1/2 pound of beans per week (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lack of communication and really poor distribution of product (in 24 reviews)

  • Also, she favors shift supervisors over team members which makes us feel belittled and unimportant (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Barista

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    Former Employee - Barista  in  Vermillion, SD
    Former Employee - Barista in Vermillion, SD

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing and awesome staff

    Cons

    None really to be concerned with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Caribou Excellence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love you guys!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, manageable work load, high support from Regional management and above, fun atmosphere, and great focus on career development.

    Cons

    Salaries need to be a little more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6.  

    Great people and place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company that is great to grow in. Great culture

    Cons

    Hours can be tough working at 4:30 in the morning. Long hours as well. But that is what coffee is for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work for...

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Sauk Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sauk Rapids, MN

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to know the regulars and their drinks, like a morning/day time bar. It's fast paced and keeps you busy.

    Cons

    I didn't really have a negative experience working at caribou other than the one I worked at wasn't able to hire people who would stay very long - primarily cause they were all in highschool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing an awesome job... I'm excited about the perks card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My favorite job by far

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    Former Employee - Partner  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Partner in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A relaxed environment, customer oriented and driven and i feel like the company had genuine interest in their barista's

    Cons

    The early mornings were rough, I wish they would've done more for mark outs. The way they closed the stores was also an unprofessional move on their part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time you decide to downsize, give more than a 9 day heads up to the store your closing, if you want us to give a two week notice extend us the same manners

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for! Job advancement opportunities, using your strengths effectively day-to-day, and loving your job!

    Cons

    More competitive compensation for employees working in the field i.e TMs, SSs, ASMs, SMs, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on shining!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Only so far up you can go.

  11.  

    What a great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people and culture
    Interesting work and great challenges
    Being part of a transformation

    Cons

    Company is relatively small, so limited room for growth unless others leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you apply the same high standards of acoountability and performance at every level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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