Bakery Department Associate (Former Employee) – Buffalo, MN – July 15, 2018
I enjoyed baking breads, making desserts and talking with customers. I learned how to base ice and write on cakes, make various types of desserts such as peanut bars, dream bars and walking sundaes. Organizing stock in the freezers was a bit of a challenge, but I was allowed to sample anything out to customers that I wanted to try for myself. Coborn's was a good place to work and I enjoyed my experience there.
Cake Decorator (Current Employee) – Big Lake, MN – June 27, 2018
A typical day is busy But can be quit stressful. I learned a lot more about decorating and dealing with people when stressed out. Management is great they are supportive and do their best to help when needed. It is a fun place to work friendly and family oriented. hardest part was balancing guest assistance and my decorating work load. I really enjoy decorating the cakes
Meat Department Manager (Former Employee) – Montevideo, MN – June 3, 2018
I enjoyed working for Coborn's. I felt the pay was fair for the work that I did and they offered plenty of work advancement opportunities. Unfortunately my life did not allow me to continue working there.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Clearwater, MN – May 30, 2018
This was the first job I ever got, they were very flexible with school and when I had other jobs during the summer and such, I really don't have much bad to say. There aren't many chances to advance unless you know someone higher up. The new front desk manager isn't the nicest in my experience, but I never worked with him so I don't know much.
Cashier/Bagger (Former Employee) – Mitchell, SD – May 16, 2018
I hated it. Played favorites and never truly looked at those who deserved the jobs. Never was thankful for those who came into the store to work when others called in all the time and when those who called in get a pay raise instead of others who work their butts off.
A typical work day varies, I have learned a lot at Coborns, I have worked my way up from a guest service Representative to Sr. Front end manager. the culture is fast and friendly, the hardest part of my job is working weekends. The most enjoyable are the people I work with.
Cake Decorator (Current Employee) – Saint Cloud, MN – April 23, 2018
Management doesn't do anything to fix any issues therefore issues continue to get worse. Management does not care about any issues you may be having within the workplace. Poor pay for all of the hard work that everyone does.
NSR (Current Employee) – New Hope, MN – April 22, 2018
I get to and start off with a cup of coffee and I know exactly where I am routed. I have my route down and it makes my day so much easier and faster. I go through the day without even needing any assistance and I feel like my own boss. Even though my route is the heaviest, I get done first and have time to spare before I head in to my next job. I think Coborns is a great place to work with really great benefits.
Productive and fun workplace with great coworkers.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Sartell, MN – April 21, 2018
I enjoyed going to work because my coworkers made the work experience so much better. However, I don't think my review is very reliable for anyone looking for employment there; I worked for Coborn's as a high school student and didn't receive their benefits.
Flexible with your school schedule and with emergencies. Always willing to let you learn and help out or do other things if not busy. Always trying to promote good customer service. Busy a lot of the times but well worth the rushes and the crunch times.
Front End Manager/Team Lead Barista (Former Employee) – Mitchell, SD – April 16, 2018
During my 2 years at Coborn's I was able to advance in my job. I was initially hired as a cashier and I advanced to the customer service desk, then on to front end manager. My last advancement was from front end manager to team lead barista. Pay is fair for the job that you do and the co-workers were great to be around. Coborn's also had a great customer base, most everyone is friendly.
Associate (Former Employee) – New Hope, MN – April 15, 2018
Management makes spur of the moment decisions based on feelings instead of facts. Hard to imagine this business model succeeding now that Target, Hyvee, Walmart, and Lunds are all offering grocery delivery services.