Carl's Jr

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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
81 Reviews
2.6
81 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
  • 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.  

    One of the worst jobs ever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    crazy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    meet people, learn to work at a fast pace and make decisions quickly. definitely become more outgoing after doing this for a while

    Cons

    rules are always broken, pay is bad, no benefits depending on if you are corporate owned or franchised owned, crazy stuff happens between employees. basically the employees make the job harder than it has to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the rules.

  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Carl's Jr

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Fast Food Service

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bittersweet?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    I've learned a lot in the years that I've been with Carl's.. I've been given the skills to handle even the most difficult of people (customers/coworkers alike). This was my first job, and my security blanket I fell back upon when other jobs did not work out. My general manager goes above and beyond for her team, which has become more and more rare in passing years. Without this job, I would never have received the management experience I value today.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Little to no room for advancement (unless you want to take on the responsibility of managing a store, but even general managers are getting stiffed for all the effort they put in with no rewards). Constantly working with a skeleton crew because Corporate doesn't want to spend money to ensure the stores can run a PROPERLY STAFFED SHIFT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more value in your employees. Seriously, the fact that you're more concerned with how much you're spending in labor dollars than the fact that your stores are running into the ground with skeleton crews... it's just sad. I used to love working here... the only reason I'm still here is because of my GM. Corporate management sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the worst possible job, but close

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Literally anyone could do this job

    Cons

    Management sucked, miserable environment, short shifts, and bad hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An encouraging, happy environment would save you the trouble of having to hire every month or two. Management was either absent or in a bad mood. Had to ask multiple times for a manager to speak to a customer when need be. Nothing was done about concerns. Contradictory policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    so many people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get to talk to people every day

    Cons

    you have to talk to people every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't worry about drive through times so much, oh and pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun but stressful

    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Live Oak, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Live Oak, TX

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

    Pros

    Meet great people,If you're looking to get a lot of hours, Great training if store first opens, Easy to work your way up if you're good at what you do

    Cons

    Management is poor, After a while standards are forgotten, Survival of the fittest, Many old people or teenagers in high school, Too much stress for little money

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