Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
75 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.  

    Frustrating and stressful at times but also stable and not difficult.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Helpful if you want to learn basic customer service.
    Co-workers are usually very friendly.
    You can start to network with regular customers and create more opportunities for future employment.

    Cons

    Hours aren't consistent, you can work everyday one week and then just a single day the next.
    Management isn't always filled with competent people.
    It's fast food.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    An ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3.  

    What you'd expect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Always something to do

    Cons

    Low pay but no lower than others in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Unfair treatment of the employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    They are everywhere and easily found around the corner.

    Cons

    Work not distributed correctly and should be watched on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have the same title, say pay, same experience as another employee, your work load/type should be the same?

  6.  

    It's been a great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great coworkers. Employees really rally together.

    Cons

    Work too much, very little balance between family life and work life

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    A- You get a discount on food
    B- The job is really easy
    C- It was very easy to get hired
    D- The Team Members are nice
    E- The morning shift is the best shift to work (yes it sucks getting up early, but it's a lot slower and easier- all you do is stock cups, fill fry sauce cups, lids, etc. Plus in the morning you don't have to say the script that is required for you to say)

    Cons

    A- Cooks are really rude, slow, and mess up on orders constantly (which you're the one getting yelled at by the customers for their incompotence)
    B- The Store Manager is nice but the Assistant Managers are really rude
    C- Corporate Managers are really rude and fussy
    D- Corporate Managers come in on a weekly basis (I've never had a job where corporate comes in as much as they do here)
    E- Employees who have been there a long time get away with everything (they constantly pull no shows, walk out during shifts, and are short on their registers- and management does nothing about it)
    F- They don't give you checks, you get a paycard (every two weeks when I get paid and want to transfer the money on my paycard to my bank account it's a hassle every time. I have to call the company every single time- which you get charged for)
    G- Corporate Managers find reasons to yell at you (1- A lady asked me if she could have fry sauce and I said sure, the Corp. Manager then came over to me and yelled at me in front of customers that I'm supposed to say "My Pleasure" she then made me sign a paper verifying that I was told this. 2- One of the guys I worked with asked a customer if they'd like to try the California Burrito and Corp. Manager yelled at him that it's called Burrito California. 3- I could go on and on with examples)
    H- If you're going to order food on your break- get the food first before you clock out. Otherwise you'll spend 15 minutes of your break (no exaggeration) waiting for your food then you'll have to scarf it down.
    I- If you work the morning shift you get your break really early (if you're scheduled 7-2 then you'll get your break at 9- they want you to have your break over with before it gets busy. So you then go through the rest of the day exhausted)
    J- Make sure you keep the slip that prints out when you clock out for your break (I had the Assistant Manager yell at me that I was on break for 45 min. and I said "no I wasn't I've only been out for 25 min. here's my slip")
    K- They still have discontinued items on the menu and then they get mad at you when you sell one of those items to the customer.
    L- You make minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better, get better nicer cooks, and treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    great hours for the jobs

    Cons

    need more people to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    it was ok...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    very nice people and other workers

    Cons

    feet really hurt at the end of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Carl's Jr's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yuba City, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yuba City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, Fast moving, Small crew

    Cons

    Minimum wage, Hard to be sick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, awesome food for lunch at 50% disc =)

    Cons

    very fast-paced and are constantly pressured by time, need to keep smiles on even when not feeling them, always come out smelling like grease

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees more often and share your goals with us because sometimes we are clueless of what is going on...

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