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Community Coffee Reviews

Updated June 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great pay, company car, loved my job and serving all my customer & getting new business" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are losing too many good employees and recruiting out of town folks because the workforce in Baton Rouge knows about their bad work reputation" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Employed"

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

    I have been working at Community Coffee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Cares about People

    Cons

    small company, only so many opportunities


  2. "Upper mgt strangling sales force"

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Coffee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great job as far as variety of workplace BUT...

    Cons

    Micro management- ANY salesman can be terminated at any time because it is IMPOSSIBLE to fulfill all duties and responsibilities required by Baton Rouge mgt.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on route salesmen-I assure you morale is low

  3. "Management not in touch with its employees"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Port Allen, LA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Port Allen, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 day weekend. The employees at the manufacturing plant are great to work with.

    Cons

    Will write you for the smallest things. Pay is well below where it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  4. "Bad Compant to work for stay away"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coffee but limited coverage on the market

    Cons

    They are stuck up on themselves
    they want to charge 30% more for the coffee in a new market and fire people when they can't sell the more expensive coffee. the market will not stand for the 30% premium thay want

    Advice to Management

    Get in tune with the market place


  5. "Packaging operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Coffee full-time

    Pros

    People great to work with. Free coffee once a month.

    Cons

    MGMT has no clue treat employees terribly write people up for getting hurt. Micromanaged beyond belief.

    Advice to Management

    Sauarage's should look at CEO all the way to plant MGMT care more about there people and not dollar signs


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Coffee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company heritage, customer focused, quality products, for the most part quality people.

    Cons

    Senior management has lost focus on what made Community Coffee a premier place to work in Baton Rouge. Turnover now uncontrolled and focus is not on utilizing existing talent but going outside the company. CEO is a micro-manager with the impression he has all the answers.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the Saurage family is to look very carefully at the most senior management of the company if they are concerned why the company is underperforming.


  7. "Great company, strong values and employee first mentality."

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    Former Employee - Route Driver in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Rockwall, TX

    Pros

    Management is consistent, employees are always priority, room to grow, well organized, trucks well maintained, benefits were good environment was fun

    Cons

    Routes were too extended (distance) , training was not long enough nor was it structured to ensure all points covered.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management...Main office needs investigate this office"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sell Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Pre-Sell Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Community Coffee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, company car, loved my job and serving all my customer & getting new business

    Cons

    Poor local management that are only out for themselves. They will lie about your performance even when you make salesman of the month several times and even route of the year.

    Advice to Management

    The main office in Baton Rouge needs to seriously evaluate the New Orleans office management. Management has let some great employees go due to lying about their performance. Even letting someone go due to performance the month they make salesman of the month and has been route of the year. Someone needs to evaluate the sales numbers of each employee even the long term ones that were recently let go.


  9. "Run!! Do not even apply here!! Just run!! Far!"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Community Coffee (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance was reasonable. Other than that, there are zero pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    Micro management at the most elite level possible. You're just a number. Hot, extremely physical work. Had to bring your own stitches for all of the back stabbers.

    Advice to Management

    You have no business if you have no people working there. You create an atmosphere where people begin to literally hate their job and everyone there. My advice, fire all of your managers and start over!!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Port Allen, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Port Allen, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Coffee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees are cool people. Other than this, maybe free coffee one a month?

    Cons

    This is a huge slave sweat shop and a lot of management is clueless. they will work you into the ground. Easily the most stressful job I have EVER had. I worked in the oil field for 12 years and this made oil field work look easy. If you're looking for a B'S high stress no life job, this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the equipment and actually know what you're talking about. Listen to your employees. Why do you think most people want to quit working in this slave factory of a plant.


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