Wonderful Customers but bad Management in some areas
Little Dukes Gas Station (Current Employee) – Princeton, MN – March 13, 2019
Management likes certain people only like "favorites". Customers are very sweet and regulars whom you get to connect with when in the store. Empolyees are nice also, but some shouldn't work there due to the attitude towards customers or towards other employees which has been brought to management and they do nothing about it.
An enjoyable workplace if you can find your niche. Managers are willing to work around your schedule to accommodate. Excellent health foods section. Employee discount. Gas station on the side as well. If you work and shop here, it's a good one stop shop.
Free lunch once a week. Birthday cake once a month for all the employees
High cashier turnover rate, but the long time employees stuck around.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Sartell, MN – March 7, 2019
Sometimes the customers can be very overwhelming but having great coworkers help a lot in difficult situations. Everyone here is very caring for another and go out of there way to help others that are in need.
Guest Service Representative (Former Employee) – Big Lake, MN – March 2, 2019
They have a good work environment and are very flexible with any schedule you have, weather its school, a second job, or just not wanting tons of hours they are always willing to be flexible. The location I work at has great management they are always happy and willing to help out others.
Sous Chef Apprentice (Former Employee) – Albertville, MN – February 2, 2019
As a sous chef apprentice, I learned a lot about cooking. I learned how to manage my time wisely with the variety of meals I had to make and became better at using the grill. I served up many customers ranging from breakfast to lunch to dinner with whatever they asked for. The job was very difficult and was very time consuming but managed to handle my time for the most part wisely. The job required my full attention to maintain focus and challenge myself everyday. Overall, the job was a very difficult task to accomplish, and was very proud to do what I did everyday to make sure everything was in order to the best of my abilities.
The pay was good, and also very rewarding
Stressful, and hard on the body with the time allotted to complete my tasks..
I have been with Coborn's for 10+ years off and on between high school, college, and after I had children. By far ONE of the best companies I have ever worked for and would highly recommend them to any potential employee young or old.
Customer Relations Specialist (Former Employee) – New Hope, MN – January 15, 2019
The woman on day shifts were friends with the team lead. BIG BIG mistake. It made th woman rude and feeling like they run the show. I was hired for certain days and times and one of the woman deemed it unfair and set out to make life horrible. Who wants to go to work knowing someone is going to be awful and you pretty much cannot say anything because she is friends with the team leader
The particular store I worked at was at one time, a pretty solid store. Good management, good communication between all managers and departments, but over time there was a noticeable breakdown in all of that and the store took a turn for the worse.
Coborn's is a company that boasts "Family Values" and "Customer Focused Service" but the problem there is that the only real focus is making money.
Awesome corporate vision, mission and values, hard to get buy in at locations.
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) – Saint Cloud, MN – December 29, 2018
I have great admiration for my coworkers, but feel because we are so remote from the corporate office we are overlooked even though we are a profitable part of the entire organization. I also fear they are growing faster than our resources can accommodate.
Deli merchandiser (Current Employee) – Saint Cloud, MN – December 23, 2018
The entire time I worked there the deli manager did nothing that was required of her. She didn't give time off when you were sick, she wouldn't check the internet for times you requested off, instead you had to put it on the internet, talk to her, and write it down for her. The people are friendly, but only does minimal work. Overall, not a good place to work.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Sauk Rapids, MN – December 7, 2018
In your interview they tell you that you will be doing a specific station. Not true!! You will be running all day! There is no training or help from management. There is barely enough time to wait on the customers , let alone get all of the other things that are expected daily.
The days were short, and they were flexible with hours.
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Albertville, MN – November 26, 2018
The management in my time at two different locations was poor, despite time stamped reports of verbal abuse, it takes years for action to be taken. Other than that, the departments typically help one another, and the employees are generally hard working and very friendly. Most of the customers are friendly at the locations I worked in which made it easier and less stressful on everyone. The had pretty nice benefits, 401K matching could be better, but it's not the end of the world.