Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
71 Reviews
2.7
71 Reviews
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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
  • disorganized, gossip, angry customers, low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • And one person in drive thru and one to run the front for walk-in customers (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast Food Service

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    upward mobility and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    boring job long hours horrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give incentives, groom talent better

    Recommends
  3.  

    Not bad first Job

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Flexible hours around school schedule

    Cons

    low pay but hey its a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Carl's Jr

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    Former Employee - Carl's Junior  in  Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior in Whittier, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Review of Carls Jr.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. allows you to have a flexible schedule which is great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to stand on your feet for very long periods of time. The pay isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to rotate the employees on the different restaurant positions. For example it shouldn't be the job of one person to only work the drive thru.

  7.  

    carls jr

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merced, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Decent pay after a few months. Free soda!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing the "hours game" with crew members

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    oK

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Fast Food Job that is all

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Customers better there is no value menu and we are consantly out of stock

    Recommends
  10.  

    Just Like the Others

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    The pros is that this job is an easy entry level job for anyone that is trying to get a first job. Gives you a relative idea.

    Cons

    Just like any other fast food joint, it is tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better communication would be better between the manager and cashiers.

  11.  

    Could be better, Could be worse.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Pros
    -Decent hours
    -Everyone is very real and friendly

    Cons

    Cons
    -Once they find out you are a good cook they don't bother teaching anyone else to do it and expect you to work all the time.
    -Harsh, biting management that looks out for themselves
    -Impossible to get a day off even when sick
    -Lacking in professionalism
    -Inconsistent working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make schedules more consistent, Let people take time off.
    Train more people to do more jobs instead of relying on only a few people.

    Doesn't Recommend

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