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"no time for family"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great atmosphere, and opportunity to interact with customers and employees on a daily basis

Cons

very demanding schedule and compensation is not competitive for managers

Other Employee Reviews for Caribou Coffee

  1. "Good place to work, definitely has its Pros and Cons..."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Caribou for a few months and must say, I have enjoyed working here for the most part. In a nutshell, the pros of working for Caribou are:
    -Free 1/2-lb. of coffee/week
    -Free shift drinks
    -30% employee discounts
    -Flexibility with hours (you submit your availability and at least at my Caribou, they work with it)
    -Working with laid-back, fun, enthusiastic people (for the most part)

    Cons

    There are definitely Cons to working at Caribou, as with any job:
    -Early hours (if you do the morning shift... as in waking up at 4:00 a.m.)
    -Rude customers. I cannot tell you how many times I have almost thrown off my apron and wanted to hop over the counter and say a thing or two to the snotty, stuck-up, absolutely horrid customers that think they can treat you however they want. AWFUL. Biggest Con of this job, in my opinion.
    -Upper Management is frustrating... I have so far gotten the vibe that as long as they're making profit, they could care less about employee satisfaction.
    -RUDE CUSTOMERS. Worth mentioning again!

    On a side note... not sure if this is a con or not, but I wonder when Upper Management is going to figure out that the vast majority of their employees are good, honest, hard-working people? They seem to be *waiting* for incidents of theft and dishonesty from within... It's frustrating, to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Please have more trust in your store managers/employees, especially those who have been there the longest. When hiring outside store managers, make certain they are respectful and capable of their job duties.
    Additionally, when nearly every employee in a store has the same complaint (whether it be about a new manager, product, or way of doing something), that is the time to address it, not look the other way.


  2. "Excellent Company to Work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - District Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and quality of product that we promote

    Cons

    underpaid in many levels of the org in comparrison to similar companies.
    Lack of consistency from HR

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