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Caribou Coffee Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Free shift drink, flexible hours (in 55 reviews)

  • Free half pound of coffee every week, co-workers are fun (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Some upper management are difficult to work with (in 34 reviews)

  • There's no indication that management truly values its team members beyond empty rhetoric (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Barista in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee all day which is great for coffee lovers. If you like working with people you will love the job.

    Cons

    It's very fast paced and sometimes has you up too early. If you like being up and getting your day going you will like this.


  2. "Great Part-Time Gig!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee part-time

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Fun Co-Workers
    Coffee!
    Flexible Scheduling
    Room for Advancement

    Cons

    Nothing to really complain about!


  3. "Best first job ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time

    Pros

    Fun work place
    learn a lot about coffee
    exciting work
    flexible hours

    Cons

    It was only minimum wage but hay, its a barista job


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  5. "Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee full-time

    Pros

    I honestly love this company. It's fast paced, there's always something to do, and your co-workers are really friendly. You become one giant family.

    Cons

    It can get stressful somethings during a rush and if your co-workers did not have good training, it becomes even more stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Train in new employees start to finish, don't just stop halfway through.


  6. "Fun environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time

    Pros

    Great manager at my location and fun staff. Felt the training in new drinks and specials were good.

    Cons

    Lots of promos all the time made staffing hard.


  7. "Caribou Coffee"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and happy environment.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any so far


  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee part-time

    Pros

    Free shift drink, free 1/2 pound coffee once a week, time and a half on holidays, very easy going with tats and piercings. Many employees have visible tats and face jewlery. I have blue hair. Can wear any jeans to work as long as they don't have holes.

    Cons

    Don't keep track of waste, and sometimes the scheduling system is confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You have a wonderful company and you treat your employees well.


  9. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caribou Coffee part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere with wonderful co-workers. The coffee is great too!

    Cons

    Working on holidays. I personally don't think coffee shops need to be open on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible with your team members - especially if they are part time. Keep in mind that they might be pursuing other careers and only working as a barista to get by.


  10. "great"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I can say that is bad


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, good people and good perks

    Cons

    Early mornings, lower pay ideal if you are in school

    Advice to Management

    Switch up positions so everyone can get a chance to do every position



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