Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. 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

  3. 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.

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  5. 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

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

    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 Management

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

  6. It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Customers fellow co workers and the environment.

    Cons

    It was physical and mental challenging. Especially if I am already mentally and physically challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and have more compassion

  7. Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Carl's Jr

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

    Pros

    There were no good reasons to work there bad experience all in all it was my first job so a east it was an experience.

    Cons

    Bad experience manager had his favorites, as employees we had to pay for drinks , they would usually leave me alone while it was super busy so many things that's why I quit.

  8. Very enjoyable place of employment.

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodburn, OR
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodburn, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Positive and motivating environment. Lots of opportunities for advancement from within. Great management team. The company thrives to have extraordinary customer service, and reward you for providing it. Also the customers very much appreciate the service, and aren't afraid to let you know, which gives you a sense of pride in work. Very team driven, with hardworking crew members and supportive management.

    Cons

    At this point I don't have any cons. I was given an opportunity that others weren't offering me, even though to be honest at first at 27yrs. of age I was feeling working fast food was not enough of an accomplishment. After I became aware of all the advancement opportunities my whole outlook changed. In a few short months I have been working hard to work my way up, and I am so grateful this company is acknowledging my potential.

    Advice to Management

    I like when we have store to store or even in store competition. It's a good way to motivate the crew and keep spirits high. Keep up the good work, and I would love to see new incentive based programs implemented.

  9. Helpful (1)

    I loved it. Very professional.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Victorville, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Victorville, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, Paid Time Off, Great Food

    Cons

    A lot of changes to policies. Some managers not too nice to crew members.

    Advice to Management

    Reducing the script due to too many customers giving dirty looks or complaining about all the upselling and sounding like flight attendants. (Guest actually told me that).

  10. The best job I've ever had!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the environment is fun!

    Cons

    It is HARD work!! Much harder than I was expecting.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear directions that don't change every few days. Value your people.

  11. great

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great hours for the jobs

    Cons

    need more people to work there

    Advice to Management

    good work

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