The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf President and CEO John Fuller (no image)
John Fuller
115 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly, Regulars, Good Employee Discount, Free drinks(in 53 reviews)

  • "flexible schedule, ability to grow, fun company to be a part of(in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "I worked at a very busy store, but they didn't care; they would rather save 50 bucks than let the baristas have time to breathe(in 46 reviews)

  • "Considerably demanding accounting for the low pay(in 32 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Barista"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and meals provided

    Cons

    Sometimes short handed however manageable depending on outlet

  2. "good place to work at"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Part Time Barista in Singapore

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time

    Pros

    make friends, flexible hours and chances for promotion

    Cons

    low pay compared to other barista jobs


  3. "One of my best working experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    new friends, new experiences, flexible hours

    Cons

    tho doesn't take much action when a staff harasses another staff.

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  4. "Low commitment option for a month"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn how to make different drinks Get to try and make free drinks for yourself Rather flexible work hours Typically air-conditioned working environment

    Cons

    Pay is very low at 6-7$ per hour Frequent promotions require constant learning Considerably demanding accounting for the low pay

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  5. "Experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Barista 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, coworkers, nice pace

    Cons

    Bad management that doesn't look after it's workers really

  6. "Pros and cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Singapore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free meals Friendly staff Fun environment Free classes for F&B certificates

    Cons

    Low pay Pressuring sometimes Legs hurt as you are standing most of the time

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  7. "Fun place to work at depending on branch"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Cashier/Barista in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    Pros

    Fun managers and staff at the branch I was at

    Cons

    Difficult customers and low pay

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  8. "Barista"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and can choose the working hours

    Cons

    Managers change a lot and new managers may not understand situation (student extra curriculum activities)

  9. "part time barista"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Barista in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good exposure to fast-paced working environment - Great team of people

    Cons

    - Short break times (30mins for part timers) - Low wage

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Barista in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun-loving colleagues if you're lucky

    Cons

    Bad pay $6/hour. Managers keep extending my shifts because we were understaffed. Doubt we were paid for those extra hours. Worked at several outdoor outlets so it was extremely hot.

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