Krispy Kreme
2.8 of 5 55 reviews
www.krispykreme.com Winston-Salem, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 4, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Krispy Kreme Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Back Stabbing Rude People

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than a year

ProsI started as a manager in training. I traveled to 2 different States. For a 6 months to train to be an assistant manager. It was fun learning different aspects of the job and traveling. The pay was out standing.

ConsKrispy Kreme locations do not train the same. I was trained more on making donuts then actual manager training. Once I became an assistant manager I was sent to University Store in Winston Salem. I had no life the Gm there ruined my career. He set me up to fail when I went to HR I was fired 3 Months later.

Advice to Senior ManagementAssistant manager Position needs More management training for 6 months. If u are wanting to hire a shift supervisor do that instead of placing an assistant manager at a store then treating them like a shift supervisor.

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

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Should be do not,not donut

Team Member (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than a year

Prosfree donuts, total lack of supervision, we did what we wanted, when we wanted. total abscence of upper managers except when they came for the dog and pony shows

Consunderpaid, under staffed, never enough help, jerk shift managers, rude customers, seriously its donuts people

Advice to Senior Managementcome down from the office and be more involved, get real with your team and pay them, they make the money, not you.

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

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Mixed bag work experience.

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than a year

ProsIt is an international company.

ConsNo career growth opportunities within Finance.

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

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overall working at krispykreme was fun, perfect first job.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rock Hill, SC

I worked at Krispy Kreme part-time for less than a year

Prosfree donuts, fun work environment

Consmgmt ruined my experience, choose employees more carefully

Advice to Senior Managementdont take your job so seriously

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Krispy Kreme (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAnnual raise
There are no other pros

Cons-They do not promote from within
-No matter how hard you work and show dedication raises are extremely minimal between $.05 - $.25

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I loved my coworkers but I hated working for Krispy Kreme

Production Associate (Former Employee)
Greenville, SC

I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for less than a year

ProsAmazing coworkers and customers. Close proximity to my home those were pretty much the only pros of this job.

ConsTerrible policies, unrealistic expectations for production associates. I worked many days with out breaks.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a more active role in what is going on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Relieved to be a former employee.

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at Krispy Kreme

ProsHaving a paycheck in this deep recession we're in.

ConsNo career growth, unprofessional director(s)

Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish an employee system wherein departmental issues can be resolved in a timely manner. Currently, rules are not being inforced and employee morale is suffering as a result. Only a couple departments promote internally, finance isn't one of them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Paid decent but terrible treatment

Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
Brandon, FL

I worked at Krispy Kreme

ProsThe pay was slightly better than one could find in the immediate area. If you like eating lots of donuts, you will like the only benefit.

ConsManagement is poorly run and make terrible business decisions. They are on several bankruptcy watch lists so employment may not be very safe.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to other chains, such as Dunkin Donuts, and try to adopt their models. The world is moving away from fatty donuts and you need to keep up with the times.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The incompetence of Management and how I was treated is absolutely appalling!!

Fundraising and Community Relations Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Krispy Kreme

Pros* Free Doughnuts
* Marketing experience
* Work mostly from home office

Cons* TERRIBLE Management!
* Consistant mistakes
* Non-Comunication

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I would describe my experience with Krispy Kreme, not such a good work environment...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Krispy Kreme

ProsThey have flexible hours and they also have free doughnuts and soda pop if your clocked in.... who would complain about free doughnuts..

ConsMost of there employees does not speak english. And there Management are not apart of the team that they are running. If the employees were running behind, the Management staff would not go on the floor to help get caught back up. There management staff is very lazy I guess you could say.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to communicate with your staff as well as help out your team members, not just sit in an office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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