Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
75 Reviews
2.6
75 Reviews
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Andrew Puzder
19 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
  • Very low pay shift leader making (in 8 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.  

    Working here I got to understand how to be multitask working in a fast paced environment.

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    fun environment, friendly co-workers, helpful team

    Cons

    not enough hours, customers are rude all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    wouldn't recommend to anyone unless in high school or going to school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time

    Pros

    50 percent discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    bad management and they arrange hours according to people they favorite

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked, underpaid.

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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

    Discount thats pretty much it

    Cons

    Management, Customers, Scripting, Strictness, Attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    The best job I've ever had!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    The people are great and the environment is fun!

    Cons

    It is HARD work!! Much harder than I was expecting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear directions that don't change every few days. Value your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    7 years almost do everything.learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Daly City, CA

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

    Pros

    nice teamwork experience and good customer service , nice people and hardworking team
    learn more knowledge for customer service, safety, cash registers and cleanliness.

    Cons

    hard employee control ,hard schedule make

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Pay, Low Trust

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodward, OK
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Woodward, OK

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (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
  10.  

    Very stressful and expectations ridiculous.

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Carl's Jr full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. Chance to move up if you can handle the stress and hard work. You can take what you learn at Carls Jr, to find a better job.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful, expectations are ridiculous with the labor allotted. Huge menu that is labor intensive. No retirement. No labor credit for sick days or vacation days, so you have to be ahead on labor to be able to use vacation or sick days???!!! General Manager does their job and the lob of 2 employees as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray that the job market remains tight, since there is little to recommend Carls Jr for a career choice except that it is a job. Offer some sort of retirement option, at least match 2% on 401k contributions. Keep in mind that reduced staffing affects service and morale. No matter how much you threaten jobs and yell at people, they can only do so much. The continuing shortage of management staffing and high management turnover, should tell you something about your business practices.

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

    shift leader

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Lake Havasu City, AZ

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

    Pros

    great crew members most where hard workers but had those who just would not follow co. gridlines. but those same ppl where great at standing around with the guest service

    Cons

    this was so disorganized, favoritism at its best. would set expamples of best employees and re hiring the worst. allowing shift to slack off leaving a greater burden on the graveyard shifts. to pick up slack that was left through out the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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