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Costa Overview

Dunstable, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1971
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Food & Drink Manufacturing
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

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In 1971 two brothers, Bruno and Sergio, moved to London. Coming form Italy, they were disappointed in the coffee they tasted. ‘Why are you settling for mediocre?’ they asked. Very politely. And the Costa dream was born.
From tiny beans great big ... Read more

Mission: Costa is all about coffee and our people get a kick out of serving the best they can. We like to keep it simple and inclusive so there’re no pretension, no elitism, and very few do’s and don’ts. Maybe it’s because we love coffee, but we ... Read more


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Best Places to Work: 2017 (#50)

Costa Reviews

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    Current Employee - Costa Barista in London, England
    Current Employee - Costa Barista in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee for staff every day.

    Cons

    Long hours which can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Pay bonuses.

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Costa Photos

Costa photo of: On a hot Monday morning
Costa photo of: Joining Pride
Costa photo of: Our new food-led concept store Costa Fresco
Costa photo of: Our new food-led concept store Costa Fresco
Costa photo of: Costa Coffee, Marple (Photo thanks to Geograph user Gerald England, Some Rights Reserved)
Costa photo of: Andover - Costa Coffee (Photo thanks to Geograph user Chris Talbot, Some Rights Reserved)
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Costa Interviews

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    Barista Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costa.

    Interview

    The interview was very informal, the interviewer didn't as me a single question. I was then told I didn't get the job as I didn't have barista experience however I have been working as a barista for a year, she just never asked me anything to know this

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