Carl's Jr

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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
93 Reviews
2.5
93 Reviews
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Andrew Puzder
24 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
  • 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.  

    Not a job to have forever.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is easy to move up in the company, easy to learn the job, discounts.

    Cons

    Very strict in regulations, once you more up it is not a very big pay raise, only 25 cents. They ask for impossible goals, constant changes. It is okay for a while, but nobody wants to work fast food for their whole life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring more about your workers. Carl's Jr doesn't provide any services to it's employees besides free food cards and discounts. One person, front or back, works as many positions, we deserve a little bit more than minimum wage and discounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too much time reinventing the wheel

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Carl's Jr full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great guests and crew. Excellent HR department. Better job if you work for CKE corporate since benefits are much improved.

    Cons

    Ownership changed three times in 15 months. Corporate sold most of their stores off to franchises in Texas. With that came dramatic changes in benefits and upper management style. This is actually th second time that CKE has sold the majority of their stores in Texas. New owners are MIH and the majority of GM's either left or were terminated within a few months. Good luck if they are in the process of buying your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do like some of the better managed brands are doing now. Corporate should build stores in high population density markets with good per capita income. Build those stores to be your ambassadors to grow your brand. Grow at conservative paces that protect the company and it's investors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in La Porte, TX

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - friendly people
    - flexible

    Cons

    - long hours
    - minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If this is your first job, do some research on the store you're applying for. Ask for benefits.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA

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

    Pros

    + Great coworkers
    + Flexible hours
    + Long hours
    + Free burger when store does exceptionally well
    + Free sodas in water cup

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Minimum wage
    - No benefits (depends on your store)
    - No Direct Deposits (depends on your store)
    - No training by management
    - Stingy store manager
    - Unnecessary position switches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your crew members.

    Don't promote your cooks to a front/drive-thru cashier without them knowing anything about how to their use the cash register.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good experience and kind of fun if you want a job that is sort of easy but with lots of busy work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    i liked the environment and the people i worked with.. they made it fun and even though there was busy work it is okay

    Cons

    dealing with difficult customers. you get so many customers that just want to bs you regarding quality of food to get free food. it is ridic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer to employees and get a grip on those damn customers who just want free crap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Can't wait to find d another job and quit I couldn't have found a worst job

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    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in San Dimas, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers were very friendly and I've met some great friends here. They worked with my school schedule.

    Cons

    I work graveyard shift weekends as a cook. We are understaffed and overworked. We have to clean extra things even though we don't have enough people for it. Manager complains to the wrong people and doesn't appreciate our work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall poor quality.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sandy, UT

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The food was good, I like the employee discount.

    Cons

    All levels of management had something weird about them, and that didn't mix well. Corporate was always coming in to chew out the store manager, and shortly after a customer called a higher level corporate representative a foul name, he quit. I was offered a promotion, but unlike my peers I was expected to learn everything properly before the promotion (others were handed responsibility then taught later).

    Restaurant I worked at was perpetually understaffed, not helping our performance. We're a fast food restaurant but sometimes wait times would be up to 20 minutes. The closest equivalent to us would be In-N-Out, and they almost always had more than double our staff.

    It could just be the one I worked at, but nothing in the restaurant was up to spec, at all. Dirty, long waits, under-staffing, almost zero breaks. I wouldn't know my schedule until around midnight of the night before my first shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop realistic expectations, quit being so harsh. You get mad at me for sitting down when prepping vegetables but I was working 14 hours on my day off to cover for two no shows. You want our drive-thru average to be 3:30 but you tell us to promote items that take at least 4:00 to cook. Regional gets angry at Store manager for a leaking beverage bar but doesn't want money to be spent fixing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    "OK" for people's first job

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    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -The people working there
    -The discount (50%)
    -The eating environment. (Better, cleaner than McDonalds imo)
    -steady hours

    Cons

    -Managers I worked for didn't set good examples for new workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Just a decent paying job in order to get some of those extra bills paid and what not

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Just another typical fast food joint, there was nothing wrong about the place. just long hours on your feet which is fine if you have lots of energy

    Cons

    Basically just some of the customers who would come in, but other than that it was a decent place to work

  11.  

    Worst job I have ever had. The manager only gives you hours if she likes you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is honestly nothing positive from working here.

    Cons

    Manager made me scrub the concrete in front of the with a broom and then criticize me about taking forever. Instead of investing in a power washer.

    Doesn't Recommend

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