Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
69 Reviews

2.7
69 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.  

    Fast paced and always busy, management is the worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook

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

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful at times, rewarding during most.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Like 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The people are what make it fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    One of the worst jobs ever.

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

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Bottom of the job chain

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

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

    Pros

    Repetative, and easy if you kmnow what your doing.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a good leader who leads by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

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

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

  8.  

    Carl's Jr's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours, Fast moving, Small crew

    Cons

    Minimum wage, Hard to be sick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    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 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
  10.  

    great

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

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

    Pros

    great hours for the jobs

    Cons

    need more people to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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