Carl's Jr

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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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2.7 66 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

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Andrew Puzder

(17 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    It's been a great company!

    District Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits and great coworkers. Employees really rally together.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Cashier (Current Employee) Buena Park, CA

    ProsHelpful 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.

    ConsHours 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cashier (Current Employee) Loveland, CO

    ProsFast Food Job that is all

    ConsPay is not so great

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to Customers better there is no value menu and we are consantly out of stock

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Corona, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy 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.

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    Hours are crap

    Crew Member (Current Employee) Corona, CA

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

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

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

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    poor management

    Cook (Current Employee) Anaheim, CA

    Prosgood discount 50% off dine in 20% off togo

    Consmanagement doesn't understand the way things actually work
    not a well put together company

    Advice to Senior Managementtake advice from those working in store

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Crew Member/Cashier (Current Employee) Fountain Valley, CA

    Prosnice co-workers, good team bonding

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

    Carl's Junior Team Member (Current Employee) Sandy, UT

    ProsA- You get a discount on food
    B- The job is really easy
    C- It was very easy to get hired
    D- The Team Members are nice
    E- The morning shift is the best shift to work (yes it sucks getting up early, but it's a lot slower and easier- all you do is stock cups, fill fry sauce cups, lids, etc. Plus in the morning you don't have to say the script that is required for you to say)

    ConsA- Cooks are really rude, slow, and mess up on orders constantly (which you're the one getting yelled at by the customers for their incompotence)
    B- The Store Manager is nice but the Assistant Managers are really rude
    C- Corporate Managers are really rude and fussy
    D- Corporate Managers come in on a weekly basis (I've never had a job where corporate comes in as much as they do here)
    E- Employees who have been there a long time get away with everything (they constantly pull no shows, walk out during shifts, and are short on their registers- and management does nothing about it)
    F- They don't give you checks, you get a paycard (every two weeks when I get paid and want to transfer the money on my paycard to my bank account it's a hassle every time. I have to call the company every single time- which you get charged for)
    G- Corporate Managers find reasons to yell at you (1- A lady asked me if she could have fry sauce and I said sure, the Corp. Manager then came over to me and yelled at me in front of customers that I'm supposed to say "My Pleasure" she then made me sign a paper verifying that I was told this. 2- One of the guys I worked with asked a customer if they'd like to try the California Burrito and Corp. Manager yelled at him that it's called Burrito California. 3- I could go on and on with examples)
    H- If you're going to order food on your break- get the food first before you clock out. Otherwise you'll spend 15 minutes of your break (no exaggeration) waiting for your food then you'll have to scarf it down.
    I- If you work the morning shift you get your break really early (if you're scheduled 7-2 then you'll get your break at 9- they want you to have your break over with before it gets busy. So you then go through the rest of the day exhausted)
    J- Make sure you keep the slip that prints out when you clock out for your break (I had the Assistant Manager yell at me that I was on break for 45 min. and I said "no I wasn't I've only been out for 25 min. here's my slip")
    K- They still have discontinued items on the menu and then they get mad at you when you sell one of those items to the customer.
    L- You make minimum wage

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better, get better nicer cooks, and treat everyone equally.

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

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    Sales (Current Employee)

    Prosupward mobility and relaxed atmosphere

    Consboring job long hours horrible pay

    Advice to Senior Managementgive incentives, groom talent better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros50 percent discount and flexible hours

    Consbad management and they arrange hours according to people they favorite

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

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