Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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Andrew Puzder
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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. Drive Thru Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    What you smell like when you lave.

  2. Cashier/Crew Member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pomona, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun and the friendlier they are the more likely they will help you and cover your shift. You get discounts and get to eat/try the new products. Flexible schedule. If you're a good employee, managers and shift leaders will see that and be lenient with you and give you days off when you request them.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced and demanding. Not all customers are understanding. Working the lunch rush is TERRIBLE. Technically, you are not allowed to accept tips. They tell you to leave the money in your register. But screw that, if a customer leaves m a tip I'm taking it. Thankfully, some managers and shift leaders were ok with this. The better an employee you are the more likely they'll call you in to cover a shift. Make sure you're not a pushover or they'll take advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more staff to work during the busiest shifts. I know you have to worry about "labor" and the company/higher-ups get upset about it but it is VERY stressful on ALL the employees. It feels like corporate just cares about making money and not about the concerns of the lesser employees.

  3. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Customer service, great food, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not a long term job, hard to move up, little incentives

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  5. assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Especially at a 24 hour store they are able to accommodate for different life styles. Especially if you are a student this would be a great job to have while you do school at the same time.

    Cons

    It is very fast paced and it is not for everyone.

  6. Great Coworkers, long hours, hard work

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    Former Employee - Cook/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cook/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the experience I received while working here. It was my first job ever and gave me some spending money while in college. Had great coworkers that helped with everything and didn't mind for the most part when you did something wrong. I had never done anything in the kitchen in my life but this job gave me plenty of experience in that aspect.

    Cons

    This is all based completely on personal experience at just one store, I'm sure that the store I worked at would be considered one of the worst examples, but this is how it was:
    Horrible management, severely understaffed. My first week I worked 37 hours, got called in every day even when I was off because my other coworkers didn't care and wouldn't show up. I went in a lot but after a while I became like them and just ignored my boss' calls to go in. Would work grave yard 12:00am to 6:00am then get called back to work at 11:00am. Management wondered why workers were leaving in droves (6 people left while I worked there in a 3 month span) but they only ever hired 3 people during the same period. As nice as it was to get so many hours during a school break when I didn't have much to do, it became too much working 8 and sometime 9 or 10 hour shifts in the kitchen so I gave my 2 weeks before I returned to school. All in all, mangers didn't care that the place had no workers and had to work extra hard to keep it open (sometimes one cook and only one cashier during lunch rush), all they cared about was that we kept selling food.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to get a stricter general manager that disciplined workers for not showing up to work. Morale was super low too so work on that

  7. its a very good job

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Being nice to the customers with positive attitude

    Cons

    Cooking can be difficult but don't give up

    Advice to Management

    Always be positive

  8. First Job, moved up quickly, learned at a fast pace

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. as my first job was great. I started off as a cook, then learning Drive Thru and the Cash Register, I got offered the chance to move up to a Crew Trainer, and thought, hey if I can move up to this, I'm good enough to move up even more. I got promoted to Shift Manager 2 months later.

    Cons

    Having to worry about high labor, as well as having to deal with being shorthanded.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand where Shift Managers come from when they say they are trying, having to keep Low Speed of Service, Low Waste, Low Labor, and maintain Great Customer Service is all hard to do at the same time and we try our best.

  9. cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good job 1st time job

    Cons

    Didn't like that we had to clean the restrooms

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees fair

  10. WORST JOB EVER HAD

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

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get 50% off when you work otherwise it's only 20%
    The cashiers are kinda friendly but the cooks and management are rude

    Cons

    You never get a raise- I worked there for 4 years and never got one
    Management and corporate treat you like crap
    You never get a break- even though you're required by law to get a 30 minute break
    Very short staffed because corporate wants to save labor- so you get worked to death
    Huge turn over rate because everyone who works there hates it and quits

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like crap

  11. It was a good start up job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The pay was alright, and some of the other managers thought they were my boss even though they're not. And it was always hot!

    Advice to Management

    Fire the ones you don't need.

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