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Would recommend in some cases

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Caribou Coffee

Pros

- Challenging but not overbearing workload
- Good environment to build relationships with coworkers and customers
- Hours are flexible, there is enough staff should a shift need to be covered as well
- Product is higher quality than competitors and easy to get behind
- Store managers are very supportive and positive
- Benefits are standard

Cons

- Penny-pinchers. Reducing costs seems more important than developing staff and growing business.
- Evident disconnect between corporate office and stores, signs of distrust of retail employees
- Supervisors only paid wage when supervising shift, not when another supervisor or manager is present (valuing people on tasks performed, not overall contribution)
- Communication is clear, but often times limited and/or lacks follow-up

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Solicit feedback from all team members about how to improve stores, improve operations, and save money... there are a lot of good ideas out there! Improve amount of communication, and follow up when unexpected changes occur.

Disapproves of CEO

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    work hard

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    friendly co workers, great environment

    Cons

    working hard every minute, always more reports to do or look at or post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not work your mangers that hard

    No opinion of CEO
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    It was just ok

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Team Member in Inver Grove Heights, MN

    I worked at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    easy
    fun environment
    nice customers
    drinks are tastey

    Cons

    get slow at night
    bad pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more options for advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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