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Moderate company, great product.

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The product they produce is quality. The demands on you are generally acceptable for the industry.

Cons

Sadly my DM had no experience being a DM, and had never worked at the manager level. She had been a purchasing manager for a fabrics company before this and truly did not understand how to manager others or what the needs of our jobs were.

The other harsh point is that the company changed leadership quite a bit during the time that I was there and their focus/drive changed with each new leader. The things I see now are quite encouraging however.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use DMs with a bit more background. Aslo a DM with three years of 80-100% store manager turnover should have been removed long before she was. You lost several quality managers due to her leadership style.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. My job is amazing.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You're allowed to be yourself and have fun. You're not on lockdown and being watched like a hawk. You're allowed to grow and learn at your own pace.

    Cons

    If you don't have good management none of the above applies. It all depends.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place if you enjoy meeting new people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caribou Coffee

    Pros

    good work/life balance, great product, great customers

    Cons

    lack of advancement opportunities, lack of corporate vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in the product and grow

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