Carl's Jr
2.5 of 5 54 reviews
www.carlsjr.com Los Angeles, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Andrew Puzder

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for more than a year

ProsMost employees are very nice, fairly good flexibility, easy to get hired, good about giving requested days off if in advance, discount on food, you can socialize with customers and get to know them, the environment is usually an upbeat and happy one.

ConsLots of gossip amongst workers, favoritism, some spanish speaking workers don't understand you or cant communicate with you or pretend not to understand you, some co-workers are very lazy and don't keep up on cleaning tasks as asked or told, there are very high expectations that realistically can't be met. Some things just take too long to cook especially during rush hours. You don't have enough time to get the store up and running in the morning. They give you 30 min before doors open to get everything up and running and they want you out 45 min after close. This is impossible. Then you get lectured and treated poorly when you don't meet these expectations. If you arent meeting your labor requirements you have to send people home. you may have no choice but to work with 2 people in the front and 2 people in the kitchen and then you are also expected to keep everything clean and orders out on time. How can you do this with one person cooking burgers, one person running fries and the green burrito line? And one person in drive thru and one to run the front for walk-in customers? It's not possible. Its very stressful.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'd love to see the people who set these guidelines and rules to come in and run the floor under these circumstances, like in undercover boss. I bet you'd realize how unrealistic your expectations are. Maybe you'd appreciate and understand your employees more.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Corona, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for less than a year

Pros-great hours
-great food.
- easy learning curve

Cons-food
- no advancement, you are stuck in that job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do.

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Fast paced and always busy, management is the worst

Cook (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for less than a year

ProsWorking as a team was very good. Majority of my coworkers are willing to help. Discounts of 50% off food when on breaks and 20% off any other time.

ConsThe place is always busy and fast paced. If you are the cook, as I am, you will fall behind on orders. You constantly get yelled at my management and even some of the rude cashiers about not putting out the food fast enough. All orders had to be out in under 3 minutes, which is nearly impossible when customers order 6+ burgers.

But the worst of it all was when you had weekly upper management come in to inspect the place working efficiently. They never praise the employees, they just hassle us about the mistakes we do. Every employee hates them.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with the crew members and not hassle them. We do our best to provide great service.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stressful at times, rewarding during most.

Crew Member/Cashier (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than a year

ProsSchedule flexibility, opportunity for pleasant work environment, fast paced, never dull.

ConsLike most other customer service jobs, you get the occasional rude guest, cranky co-worker, or list of unreasonable expectations. Also, the pay rate isn't even close to being directly proportionate to the amount of work you put in or the exhaustion you experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The people are what make it fun

Cashier (Current Employee)
Salem, OR

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for less than a year

ProsRegular hours
Often get sent home early on slow nights
Friendly coworkers

ConsLow pay
Difficult customers
No tips
Overly friendly coworkers

Advice to Senior ManagementTelling your employees they did a good job is just as important as telling them they need to improve.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of the worst jobs ever.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Bakersfield, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than a year

Pros-Friendly co-workers
-Discount on food
-Easy to get hired

Cons-Management is terrible. They are rude and inconsiderate.
-There is always a lack of supplies.
-If you're a cashier, you get the worst end of this job. You get yelled at by unsatisfied customers for the mistakes of the cooks.
-The management doesn't care about you at all.
-Management doesn't report injuries, then tells you to "Stop over exaggerating."
-Harassment is unavoidable in this job, upper management will not care and yell at you ANYWHERE.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should really treat your employees with respect , if you want it in return. Guess this is what you get when you don't pursue further education.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bottom of the job chain

Cashier (Current Employee)
Redding, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than 3 years

ProsRepetative, and easy if you kmnow what your doing.

ConsSmelly, low-grade, and small room for advancement. not a career job.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a good leader who leads by example.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

Cashier (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than 3 years

Prosflexible schedules, awesome food for lunch at 50% disc =)

Consvery fast-paced and are constantly pressured by time, need to keep smiles on even when not feeling them, always come out smelling like grease

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate with employees more often and share your goals with us because sometimes we are clueless of what is going on...

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Carl's Jr's

Cashier (Current Employee)
Yuba City, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood hours, Fast moving, Small crew

ConsMinimum wage, Hard to be sick

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it was ok...

Cashier (Current Employee)
Long Beach, CA

I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for less than a year

Prosvery nice people and other workers

Consfeet really hurt at the end of the day

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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