Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
73 Reviews
2.5
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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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    carls jr

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Not the worst possible job, but close

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    • Culture & Values
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    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
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    so many people

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    • 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
  8. 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

  9.  

    Hours are crap

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    HORRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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