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It's okay

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Current Employee - Barista in Lorton, VA
Current Employee - Barista in Lorton, VA

I have been working at Caribou Coffee

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's a very easy job, and you have a lot of free time on your hands most of the time. You get many free drinks for yourself during your shift, and you get to meet a lot of new people. My manager is nice, but she can be rude sometimes.

Cons

The pay is low, and a lot of my supervisors make mistakes and I get blamed for them because I'm the newbie. Sometimes it's unfair, but I learn to deal with it.

Advice to Management

They should hire more competent people as supervisors. My manager is great, but my supervisors are a pain. My manager is great though.

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    Horrible pay, benefits and get ready to move stores- Often

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free shift drink not a tough business to manage

    Cons

    no 401k match low pay for what the store generates in profit and compared to other similar companies no room to move up store managers are moved around frequently - store manager for 4 years in 9 different stores! They want to overstaff the stores, now no one in my store can get more than 10-15 hours because of this, DMs are moved around as frequently as store managers Hard to believe that a company that goes through this much milk doesn't recycle! my store throws away over empty 150 milk jugs each week!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Let your stores be themselves- the dress code is too tight, employees cannot show off their personality reevaluate your pay scale stores can easily afford to pay their managers 5-7k more per year and give most of their staff a $1 raise- this would lower turnover and you could actually build a culture in your stores. Recycle! 401k match- every other company does this


  2. Would recommend in some cases

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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