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I value my position at Caribou Coffee and find it to be a lot of fun.

Team Member (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

Pros- Flexible hours
- Get to work with young, genuine, and friendly people
- Free drink every shift
- Free 1/2 pound of beans every week
- Very relaxed and welcoming work environment, discounting rushes and busy times

Cons- Need to wake up very early, sometimes after working late
- Management has limited time to listen to employee concerns
- Hours are very unpredictable
- Not much room for promotion. Even when promoted, moving from team member to shift supervisor does not have a very high salary increase
- Occasionally have to upsell and annoy customers with a rehearsed shtick, which is awkward and collides with the "genuine" personality that we are supposed to exhibit
- Have to keep track of your own tips

Advice to Senior ManagementJust minor things, like.... Most of the training videos tell us completely obvious information that we already know. Our time would be better spent on the floor working, and your time would probably be better spend doing, well...anything else. Also, our bakery variety (downtown Minneapolis) is out of control. We can barely even fit one of everything into our bakery case, and have to load so much in there that it all just gets stale. Too many choices paralyzes the customer - seriously, cut back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend


    Fun Job during School

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time

    Pros: I loved working at Caribou part-time while going to school.… Cons: After the initial learning curve of making the drinks, the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Bad news.

    Barista (Former Employee) West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros: i liked my coworkers, and the job was fun. Cons: Management was awful, lots of drama tolerated, favoritism, should have… Advice to Senior Management: Get better people More
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