Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
70 Reviews
2.7
70 Reviews
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Andrew Puzder
18 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent Pay, Low Trust

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader  in  Woodward, OK
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodward, OK

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay
    health insurance
    loyalty to employees

    Cons

    Low chance of moving up the ladder much within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    chef

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -great hours
    -great food.
    - easy learning curve

    Cons

    -food
    - no advancement, you are stuck in that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

  3.  

    Stressful at times, rewarding during most.

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, opportunity for pleasant work environment, fast paced, never dull.

    Cons

    Like most other customer service jobs, you get the occasional rude guest, cranky co-worker, or list of unreasonable expectations. Also, the pay rate isn't even close to being directly proportionate to the amount of work you put in or the exhaustion you experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great food, and great service

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice paycheck, and you get discounted/free food

    Cons

    some of the customers you have to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer to everyone, sometimes you have to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bottom of the job chain

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Repetative, and easy if you kmnow what your doing.

    Cons

    Smelly, low-grade, and small room for advancement. not a career job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a good leader who leads by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Coworkers are great
    Works well with your schedule
    Easy lunch access
    Ability to move up
    Managers are super nice and helpful

    Cons

    Like all other fast food, you can get pretty smelly and greasy feeling
    The food is easy access=easy way of getting fat
    Need to get a 95% or higher on a secret shopper or get chewed out (atleast where I worked)
    The head manager was pretty mean and never smiled, couldn't even say hi to him
    Pay sucks! Raise only if you move up in position
    Keeping drive time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your workers. We are hard workers and we try really hard to get perfect scores on your secret shoppers, give a smile once in a while.

  8.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    its really good company values

    Cons

    making money 40hrs per week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The manager determines the experience.

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    Former Employee - Chef  in  South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Chef in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Carl's Jr full-time for less than a 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
  10.  

    Good first job.

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time for more than a 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
  11.  

    cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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