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.  

    it was ok...

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for 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
  2.  

    It's been a great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    oK

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    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
  6.  

    Review of Carls Jr.

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    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.

  7.  

    Hours are crap

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for 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
  8.  

    poor management

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    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

    good discount 50% off dine in 20% off togo

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advice from those working in store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    EH

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member  in  Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    A- 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)

    Cons

    A- 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better, get better nicer cooks, and treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    upward mobility and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    boring job long hours horrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give incentives, groom talent better

    Recommends

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