50% of the CEO
I worked at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea full-time for more than a year
Pros – good wage for baristas, they're doing really cool things with farming and sourcing, great way to learn a lot about the industry.
Cons – I had a series of not great managers. They have a really awful "bonus" system in place for managers and the brunt of the responsibility for managers to get their bonus ends up on the shoulders of the hourly employees - who see little benefit from it.
Advice to Senior Management – Change the bonus system.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-05-07 09:38 PDT
I have been working at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea full-time
Pros – Good health care and free coffee.
Cons – Hours can be erratic and the pay isn't great. Lots of favoritism.
Advice to Senior Management – Don't forget to listen to the little guys.
2013-04-13 16:48 PDT
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I worked at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
Pros – You get free whole bean coffee and free beverages at Intelligentsia cafes. There is a decent sense of comradery among much of the staff.
Cons – Most of the valuable hard work, innovation, and talent that happens at the ground level goes unnoticed while a small handful of employees who continually fail to meet their responsibilities get rewarded and promoted time and time again.
Advice to Senior Management – Take a hard look at what employees are just telling you what you want to hear and which employees actually have new ideas and constructive criticism that can help propel the company forward.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-06-14 11:36 PDT
I have been working at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
Pros – it is a truly awesome place to work, free drinks
Cons – I don't care much for the uniform
Advice to Senior Management – Management is great
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-02-02 18:41 PST
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