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"OK for short term"

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Former Employee - Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Building relationships with customers
-Learning curve of making drinks can be enjoyable in the beginning
-Generally enjoyable coworkers

Cons

A few negatives:

-At my store, most of the shift supervisors were recent high school grads who didn't go to college right away and had a superiority complex from working for Caribou since they were sixteen. For someone like me, who had a 4-year degree and experience living and working overseas for two years and just needed a temp job while I searched for something full-time, their superior attitude got really old really fast!

-My manager started out pretty good, though I didn't get as many hours as she had implied I would get when hired. However, when she screwed up on the schedule she basically left it up to us to fix it and said "tough luck" if we couldn't find someone to cover us. For example, I got added on to a holiday weekend schedule over a week after the original schedule came out, at which time I had already made family plans, and I ended up having to work because no one could cover me. Plus, I ended up getting a full-time job offer and had to put in my two week's notice shortly before a very busy time for the store, and she tried to guilt me into staying, even keeping me on the schedule after I told her I was done. I realize it's difficult to find opening and day shift workers at a place like Caribou, but I had been upfront with her from the interview stage that I was in search of full-time work elsewhere. It is not the fault of the employees if they give advance notice to leave and you as the manager are dealing with an understaffed store!

Other Employee Reviews for Caribou Coffee

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, terrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caribou Coffee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, potential to be a great working environment

    Cons

    Management upheaval every so often makes it disorganized and stressful
    Consistent hiring of under-qualified people

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that have been with the company instead of trying to cut costs left and right by hiring people who have no idea what they're doing


  2. "It is a fun, relaxing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Barista in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I have been working at Caribou Coffee part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun staff, positive experience, good experience, build great relationships

    Cons

    cleaning, online courses (very short)

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