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26 Questions

Do you need a food handlers card?

Asked on December 7, 2018 by an applicant

Answer #1 from March 6, 2019 by a current employee

Yes

Answer #2 from April 2, 2019 by a current employee

No

Answer as an employer

Are paid internships offered and if so, is there a minimum duration?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

Don’t know

Answer as an employer

Are there discounts or benefits for employees? What are they?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

40% off any product plus free drinks and one free food item

Answer as an employer

How easy is it to change your career within the company?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

Very easy to change careers within the company

Answer as an employer

How often do you get paid? Do you usually get paid on time?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

Every two weeks I have direct deposit

Answer #2 from April 2, 2019 by a current employee

Every other Friday. Always on time.

Answer as an employer

How old is the staff on average?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

18-40

Answer #2 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

20-30

Answer #3 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

17-50

Answer as an employer

How stressful is it to work here?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

atmosphere. Is face past and energetic, most be competitive and forward thinking to enjoy working here.

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

It can be stressful, some days are worse than others. But what job isn’t stressful? There are more good days than bad days especially when you have a great team to work with and wonderful management.

Answer as an employer

What benefits and perks are there?

Asked on July 1, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

Spotify, 401k, stock, free food and drinks, free coffee, meet lots of people, social atmospbere.

Answer as an employer

How are my chances for landing a job without prior work experience?

Asked on June 24, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 24, 2018 by a current employee

we hire high schoolers so landing a job without work experience is doable

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Very high. We hire minors and older individuals. I got hired without barista experience.

Answer as an employer

How long does the application process take?

Asked on June 24, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 24, 2018 by a current employee

the application time depends on if we need people or not .

Answer #2 from July 1, 2018 by a current employee

15-30

Answer #3 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Couple weeks at most. 24-48 hours minimum for management to review applications, differing time to call back for an interview, 48 hours minimum to call back to see if you’re hired, and differing time to start training. Everything just depends on when management can sit down and figure everything out. Background checks can take a few days too. I ran into some problems submitting my application because the website wouldn’t send it so i had to keep redoing the application. it took me roughly 3 weeks to start training.

Answer as an employer

What's work like for parents here?

Asked on June 24, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 24, 2018 by a current employee

they treat parents really well, for example, a friend of mine has children who need lots of attention and they schedule her around her kids.

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

I’m a mother to a 3 year old girl and watch 4 of my younger siblings during the day. I was able to create my schedule around my needs and work only mornings into the beginning of the afternoon (7-1). You don’t have to work 8 hour shifts but open availability is always appreciated when possible. Very flexible company.

Answer as an employer

I am 50 years old – how are my chances for applying at the company?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

none

Answer #2 from April 2, 2019 by a current employee

Decent chances but you may have a hard time keeping up once you get in.

Answer as an employer

How is the working environment in the company?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

good

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Very comfortable work environment and everyone works as a team.

Answer as an employer

Are there currently open positions in marketing or PR?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

no idea

Answer as an employer

Do you like your colleagues?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

Some of them

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

I get along with everyone I’m able to work with. I don’t work with many 2nd shifters but when I do I have no problems working with them.

Answer as an employer

Does the company pay holiday and Christmas bonuses?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

No

Answer as an employer

How long do I have to work here before you can accrue vacation days?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

1 day

Answer #2 from March 6, 2019 by a current employee

I have been there over a 1 and so far have earned 30 minutes of vacation.

Answer as an employer

How quickly will you be informed about further steps in the application process?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

Not quickly at all

Answer as an employer

What are your experiences with the application process?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

easy to fill out onlilne

Answer as an employer

What's the pay like here?

Asked on June 10, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 10, 2018 by a current employee

adequate

Answer #2 from March 6, 2019 by a current employee

Embarrassing, insulting, not worth the time, s l a v e labor

Answer #3 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Not the highest rate of pay but you are making coffee. Not a difficult job once you’re trained. I think it’s a fair wage. Plus you get tips.

Answer as an employer

How do you like it here compared to previous jobs?

Asked on June 3, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 3, 2018 by a current employee

Best job

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Best job I’ve worked for yet. I highly recommend working here.

Answer as an employer

Is the pay typical for this industry?

Asked on June 3, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 3, 2018 by a current employee

Yes

Answer as an employer

What kinds of part time jobs does the company offer?

Asked on June 3, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from June 3, 2018 by a current employee

Less than 30 houra

Answer as an employer

In which ways does management take employee feedback into account?

Asked on May 27, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from May 27, 2018 by a current employee

We take a lot of feedback into account in middle management, but the higher up you go, the more overlooked it gets.

Answer #2 from April 12, 2019 by a current employee

Management always listens to employee feedback and suggestions. Some ideas may get shot down and others may not. Just depends on what you’re suggesting and what needs to be done to achieve that.

Answer as an employer

What's the average age of your colleagues? Is there any age discrimination against older employees?

Asked on May 27, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from May 27, 2018 by a current employee

Around 22 to 25

Answer as an employer

What's the best way to apply at this company?

Asked on May 27, 2018 by the kununity

Answer #1 from May 27, 2018 by a current employee

Online

Answer #2 from November 28, 2018 by a current employee

In store

Answer as an employer