Carl's Jr

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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
82 Reviews
2.7
82 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
  • 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. 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

  2.  

    Hours are crap

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    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
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    HORRIBLE

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    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
  6.  

    poor management

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    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
  7.  

    Crew member

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    great crew to work with

    Cons

    disorganized, gossip, angry customers, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful, bad management

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    I liked their high level of customer service standards, trained well, easy to use POS

    Cons

    Expected too much out of people. Very difficult and stressful to keep up with their expectations which often seem unrealistic. Management had obvious favorites and let some get away with standing around while others had picked up their slack. Must be able to multitask EXTRAORDINARILY well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and treat your employees with respect and maybe you will have your workers stay longer than a month.

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

    Bad outweighs the good in fast food

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Met long life friends here, fun atmosphere but it depends on your co-workers and if they like you. Had great regular customers who became friends as well. Schedule was way flexible, but good for those going to school full-time and enjoyed the discount on occasion.

    Cons

    If day was slow, was sent home early, i.e. if working 6 hours and then working only 4 instead. Had a strict DM who considered other workers who've worked only a few months to be a shift leader than those who've been there longer and had more experience. When it does get busy and everyone goes home from being sent home early, got customers to complain why there isn't more help. there's always part time positions, never full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a possible raise for those who get good reviews from secret shopper more than once, make sure whoever gets hired are reliable enough that if they can't work there anymore or found another job to contact whoever is in charge. That has happened more than once and then the restaurant gets short staffed and get more complaints from customers when it's busy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    EH

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    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Fountain Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers, good team bonding

    Cons

    Customers are extremely indecisive at times, and it brings the drive-thru time down by a lot. This puts a strain on the team, since we're supposed to achieve a certain time. A lot of stress comes with the job, and it only pays minimum wage despite having to be skilled in various areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better wages, perhaps create a rule where a customer cannot order at the drive thru window...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - General Manager in Medford, OR

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

    Pros

    Great food- Nice guests- Nice building

    Cons

    Employees not treated well consistently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen owners more carefully

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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