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Former Employee - Lead Barista in Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Lead Barista in Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Community Coffee

Pros

Free coffee
Opportunity to learn about the variances of making different coffees
Flexible schedule, to a point.
Typically friendly coworkers

Cons

A gap between management and the baristas, with management having a feel of meritocracy, superiority, and camaraderie within their ranks that the baristas aren't able to share.

Chance for promotion is sketchy, with no one quite knowing the requirements. Some new employees who aren't nearly as qualified as experienced baristas are hired as leads for a cheaper price than a promotion.

The pace is hectic, which is understandable, given the high volume demands of specialty coffee drinks these days.The system under which this pacing is governed and handled is somewhat askew. Many times you'll see people dancing all behind the counter trying to do each others' jobs.

Most shifts are 8+ hours, and you are lucky if you catch a break, and even luckier if that break is longer that 20 minutes. This is due to the fact that only the bare minimum of people are typically on shift to keep labor costs down. Managers are granted a bonus if their labor is below 26% for the week.

The pay is pitiful, absolute minimum granted by law. Promotion gives you an extra dollar and about 3x as much duties. Also, you are granted janitorial duties, which includes washing and upkeeping every surface available in the store.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a moral compass: pay your employees correctly, stop worrying about the bottom line. You've lost many a good soldier for a cheap buck.

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  1. Lean workforce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Coffee

    Pros

    good benefits, hard working and dedicated co-workers and of course great coffee

    Cons

    way too lean of non-management workforce.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great product!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Community Coffee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    an amazing product outstanding quality... Genuine passion and knowledge of the coffee industry, this company is very dedicated to the quality of the bean...and all its products, it still small enough to impact it...

    Cons

    Very unfair upper management, as they have a favorites and are very closed to change...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at who you have, are they helping or hurting.....

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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