Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Andrew Puzder
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Pros
  • Fast paced, Co-workers are friendly, Decent first job, Immediate job security (in 6 reviews)

  • I liked their high level of customer service standards, trained well, easy to use POS (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • That's how they make money on overworked employess with low pay (in 8 reviews)

  • But they won't actually promote me from shift leader trainee to (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Fast Food Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with people and you don't mind physical labor It can be a rewarding job. You will function in a fast paced enviroment 80% of the time so your work day will "fly by".

    Cons

    Your work week can exceed 60 hour on a regular basis. The company states they have a work /life balance, however the company's actions will prove that statement to be false. General managers in areas that don't have a uneducated labor force will struggle to retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    When employees follow the proper guidelines for airing greivences, they should be addressed in a manner that's fair to all parties involved.


  2. Carl's Jr

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior in Whittier, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pros about carl's jr would have to be learing how to use the cash register, and being about to work w/ coustomers.

    Cons

    Fast Food places SUCKKK!! I would never want to work at one ever again.

    Advice to Management

    Carl's jr is a real easy pleace to work at.


  3. carls jr

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some of the good reasons are freindly mangers and good team members fast pace learning good customer service skills and

    Cons

    pay is very bad no promotions district mangers very rude too much expected for fast food place not a good job

    Advice to Management

    more respect, more pay,promotions more friendly and understanding help your employes out dont put them down need better mangement


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  5. Dead End Job--run, don't walk away

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merced, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay after a few months. Free soda!

    Cons

    Phoney foods, surly management, and inadequate training. What less could you want.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the "hours game" with crew members


  6. One of the worst jobs ever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Slave drivers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slave in Norco, CA
    Current Employee - Slave in Norco, CA

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no pros that I can talk about. If I did I would be lying to all.

    Cons

    Norco, CA - no raises because the management decided to buy TVs to install in the dining area. Some workers have been working hear for month, and years and are lucky if they get a .10 cent raise. Long hours During the busy lunch hours the managers hide in the back while one person manages the drive thru and the front reception area. If we ask for a raise management tells us to get another job, or that we are lucky to have a job. The reward programs are meant to help the managers, and not the employees who do the actual job Managers refuse to give breaks or will give us our breaks a few minutes before we clock out for the day. lack of any type of culture or values. No respect for its employees No cost of living increases Company keeps boasting about how much money they make, but yet they don't even provide basic cost of living to their employees. CEO is clueless of what is happening in the work environment, or he is a greedy SOB

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees who make the money for you. Provide honest wages, and reward hard working employees which will lead to better customer service, and will make customer want to come back. Respect, Respect, and communicate


  8. Fast paced and always busy, management is the worst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook

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

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Horrible place to work at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Newhall, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Newhall, 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

    Good way to start earning money.

    Cons

    Very rude shift leaders and district manager.

    Advice to Management

    They should be more friendly and not have their favorites.


  10. Overworked, underpaid.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Anaheim, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Discount thats pretty much it

    Cons

    Management, Customers, Scripting, Strictness, Attitude

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees


  11. wouldn't recommend to anyone unless in high school or going to school

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    50 percent discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    bad management and they arrange hours according to people they favorite



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