Caribou Coffee - A nice place to meet people, but poor wages/potential | Glassdoor
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"A nice place to meet people, but poor wages/potential"

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Former Employee - Team Member in West Bloomfield, MI
Former Employee - Team Member in West Bloomfield, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Nice place to meet people. Customers are usually regulars and are friendly. An easy job you can kind of zone out at and just grind through your shift.

Cons

Depending on your manager/shift supervisor, they can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Tensions can often get very high. Early morning shifts are usually a nightmare with long line, demanding customers, and fighting through sleep.

Advice to Management

Treat your team members with some respect and dignity. They're often times the backbone of a shift and frequently doing more work than the shift supervisor.

Other Employee Reviews for Caribou Coffee

  1. "One of my best college jobs!"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Onalaska, WI
    Former Employee - Barista in Onalaska, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the environment and people! Very friendly and you're always learning about new coffee!

    Cons

    Same people work weekends all the time and that needs to change


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job but mindless work wears you out real fast"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job to enter the work force, flexible scheduling (great for students), team building, fast promotions, fast paced, good health benefits, free caffeine

    Cons

    Amy's Blend (impossible sales goals for an extremely flawed cause), BOGOs (buy one get one free) they work you like a dog and generally have bounce back coupon for even more BOGO, immature managers and coworkers (depending on the store), high job turnover, low wages

    Advice to Management

    Modify Amy's Blend (medium roast, reasonable sales goals, more than 10%), no bounce back coupons, invest time in finding good managers, create pathway for store employees to move over to corporate, build employees work ethic

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