Caribou Coffee
3.1 of 5 228 reviews Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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OK for short term

Team Member (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

Pros-Building relationships with customers
-Learning curve of making drinks can be enjoyable in the beginning
-Generally enjoyable coworkers

ConsA few negatives:

-At my store, most of the shift supervisors were recent high school grads who didn't go to college right away and had a superiority complex from working for Caribou since they were sixteen. For someone like me, who had a 4-year degree and experience living and working overseas for two years and just needed a temp job while I searched for something full-time, their superior attitude got really old really fast!

-My manager started out pretty good, though I didn't get as many hours as she had implied I would get when hired. However, when she screwed up on the schedule she basically left it up to us to fix it and said "tough luck" if we couldn't find someone to cover us. For example, I got added on to a holiday weekend schedule over a week after the original schedule came out, at which time I had already made family plans, and I ended up having to work because no one could cover me. Plus, I ended up getting a full-time job offer and had to put in my two week's notice shortly before a very busy time for the store, and she tried to guilt me into staying, even keeping me on the schedule after I told her I was done. I realize it's difficult to find opening and day shift workers at a place like Caribou, but I had been upfront with her from the interview stage that I was in search of full-time work elsewhere. It is not the fault of the employees if they give advance notice to leave and you as the manager are dealing with an understaffed store!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, terrible management

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    Pros: Flexibility, potential to be a great working environment Cons: Management upheaval every so often makes it disorganized and stressful Consistent… Advice to Senior Management: Value the people that have been with the company instead of trying to cut… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More


    It is a fun, relaxing place to work!

    Barista (Current Employee)
    Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee part-time for more than a year

    Pros: fun staff, positive experience, good experience, build great relationships Cons: cleaning, online courses (very short) More
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