Carl's Jr

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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
85 Reviews
2.6
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Andrew Puzder
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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
  • Very low pay shift leader making (in 8 reviews)

  • But they won't actually promote me from shift leader trainee to (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    The people are what make it fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay
    Difficult customers
    No tips
    Overly friendly coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Carl's Jr's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yuba City, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yuba City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, Fast moving, Small crew

    Cons

    Minimum wage, Hard to be sick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    it was ok...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    very nice people and other workers

    Cons

    feet really hurt at the end of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It's been a great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great coworkers. Employees really rally together.

    Cons

    Work too much, very little balance between family life and work life

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Frustrating and stressful at times but also stable and not difficult.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Helpful if you want to learn basic customer service.
    Co-workers are usually very friendly.
    You can start to network with regular customers and create more opportunities for future employment.

    Cons

    Hours aren't consistent, you can work everyday one week and then just a single day the next.
    Management isn't always filled with competent people.
    It's fast food.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    oK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Fast Food Job that is all

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Customers better there is no value menu and we are consantly out of stock

    Recommends
  9.  

    Review of Carls Jr.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. allows you to have a flexible schedule which is great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to stand on your feet for very long periods of time. The pay isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to rotate the employees on the different restaurant positions. For example it shouldn't be the job of one person to only work the drive thru.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bittersweet?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    I've learned a lot in the years that I've been with Carl's.. I've been given the skills to handle even the most difficult of people (customers/coworkers alike). This was my first job, and my security blanket I fell back upon when other jobs did not work out. My general manager goes above and beyond for her team, which has become more and more rare in passing years. Without this job, I would never have received the management experience I value today.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Little to no room for advancement (unless you want to take on the responsibility of managing a store, but even general managers are getting stiffed for all the effort they put in with no rewards). Constantly working with a skeleton crew because Corporate doesn't want to spend money to ensure the stores can run a PROPERLY STAFFED SHIFT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more value in your employees. Seriously, the fact that you're more concerned with how much you're spending in labor dollars than the fact that your stores are running into the ground with skeleton crews... it's just sad. I used to love working here... the only reason I'm still here is because of my GM. Corporate management sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hours are crap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, Co-workers are friendly, Decent first job, Immediate job security

    Cons

    Hours/days are crap: I only get 4 and a half hours, one day a week even after working here for 3 months; Feels like certain employees get more hours than others; Over staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reconsider how you hire people. It seems that people get hired left and right just to move out other employees (high turn over rate).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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