Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
71 Reviews
2.7
71 Reviews
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Andrew Puzder
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get 50% discount on food when you work (in 4 reviews)

  • Schedule flexibility, opportunity for pleasant work environment, fast paced, never dull (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • disorganized, gossip, angry customers, low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • And one person in drive thru and one to run the front for walk-in customers (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours great coworkers, discounts

    Cons

    low pay not enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hectic and Frustrating. Corporate isn't too caring of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier  in  Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Downey, CA

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

    Pros

    It's easy to get more hours working at Carl's Jr. If you work really hard you can rack up about 30-40 hours in one week.

    Cons

    Corporate is really strict when it comes to scripting and regulations. The scripting cards are long and ridiculous. They try to enforce scripting that nobody will do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    wouldn't recommend to anyone unless in high school or going to school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time

    Pros

    50 percent discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    bad management and they arrange hours according to people they favorite

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked, underpaid.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Discount thats pretty much it

    Cons

    Management, Customers, Scripting, Strictness, Attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working here I got to understand how to be multitask working in a fast paced environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    fun environment, friendly co-workers, helpful team

    Cons

    not enough hours, customers are rude all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    EH

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier  in  Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Fountain Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers, good team bonding

    Cons

    Customers are extremely indecisive at times, and it brings the drive-thru time down by a lot. This puts a strain on the team, since we're supposed to achieve a certain time. A lot of stress comes with the job, and it only pays minimum wage despite having to be skilled in various areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better wages, perhaps create a rule where a customer cannot order at the drive thru window...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The best job I've ever had!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    The people are great and the environment is fun!

    Cons

    It is HARD work!! Much harder than I was expecting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear directions that don't change every few days. Value your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Pay, Low Trust

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader  in  Woodward, OK
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodward, OK

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    health insurance
    loyalty to employees

    Cons

    Low chance of moving up the ladder much within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

  11.  

    Love/Hate Relationship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    I'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.

    No opinion of CEO

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