Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
73 Reviews
2.5
73 Reviews
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Andrew Puzder
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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 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hours are crap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, Co-workers are friendly, Decent first job, Immediate job security

    Cons

    Hours/days are crap: I only get 4 and a half hours, one day a week even after working here for 3 months; Feels like certain employees get more hours than others; Over staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reconsider how you hire people. It seems that people get hired left and right just to move out other employees (high turn over rate).

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

    2002 this was the best place that any general manager would love to work at. But in 2008 it all went down hill.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits good pay bonus are good and hourly pay now.

    Cons

    Leadership change and it's not worth working there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want vacaciones you need to save labor ahead to take time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The manager determines the experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chef in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Chef in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Carl's Jr full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a fun environment, and if you have a good manager, it is a very good workplace

    Cons

    There was a change in management, and the whole atmosphere changed from great to horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your managers don't just care for number one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first time job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, discounts on food purchases, great first job,

    Cons

    Having to deal with upset customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    The people around you have a great attitude that you will not regret applying here. The leadership that the shift leaders gain is very satisfying because they take there job seriously and help out the cashiers with any help that is needed. The assistant manager takes so many risks at the job site that he should get a promotion to become GM.

    Cons

    Sometimes the client's will complain for no reason whatsoever just to get free food for most of the time. When it gets busy, people tend to complain on why their order has taken so long and they make us cashiers feel slow and not focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include more people in the start of the morning shift so that the cashier who opens doesn't feel stressed out doing everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    -flexible hours, good management, decent pay, small learning curve

    Cons

    dealing with the public, pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

  8.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    works well with schedule friendly

    Cons

    unorganized hours were too flexable

    1 week 25 hours next week 9 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    die

  9.  

    HORRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with its a fast paced environment which is a good thing.

    Cons

    This company is very disorganized and wont work around your schedule at all plus they work you like a slave for little pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast Food

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Citrus Heights, CA

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

    Pros

    Great and fun staff to work with, good hours and flexible with them.

    Cons

    Some customers seem to be on the grumpy side when they walk in, but what fast food restaurant doesn't have that?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    good discount 50% off dine in 20% off togo

    Cons

    management doesn't understand the way things actually work
    not a well put together company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advice from those working in store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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