Carl's Jr

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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
85 Reviews
2.6
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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.  

    Can't complain for a cashier job.

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, co-workers were nice and fun to work with
    Manager and shift leaders were very kind
    relatively flexible hours
    opportunities to move up if you worked hard

    Cons

    Corporate was very rude when they would come in for review
    Customers could be difficult to please, but that comes with any fast food job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals that should be accomplished by the end of the day, week, or month

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love/Hate Relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most employees are very nice, fairly good flexibility, easy to get hired, good about giving requested days off if in advance, discount on food, you can socialize with customers and get to know them, the environment is usually an upbeat and happy one.

    Cons

    Lots of gossip amongst workers, favoritism, some spanish speaking workers don't understand you or cant communicate with you or pretend not to understand you, some co-workers are very lazy and don't keep up on cleaning tasks as asked or told, there are very high expectations that realistically can't be met. Some things just take too long to cook especially during rush hours. You don't have enough time to get the store up and running in the morning. They give you 30 min before doors open to get everything up and running and they want you out 45 min after close. This is impossible. Then you get lectured and treated poorly when you don't meet these expectations. If you arent meeting your labor requirements you have to send people home. you may have no choice but to work with 2 people in the front and 2 people in the kitchen and then you are also expected to keep everything clean and orders out on time. How can you do this with one person cooking burgers, one person running fries and the green burrito line? And one person in drive thru and one to run the front for walk-in customers? It's not possible. Its very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd love to see the people who set these guidelines and rules to come in and run the floor under these circumstances, like in undercover boss. I bet you'd realize how unrealistic your expectations are. Maybe you'd appreciate and understand your employees more.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent first job to start at.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Good food and it was a great way to start off working here because I had a chance to learn a lot about customer service and working as a cashier.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good and raises are hard to get here. Its more a stepping stone for experience.

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  5.  

    The people are what make it fun

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    Regular hours
    Often get sent home early on slow nights
    Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay
    Difficult customers
    No tips
    Overly friendly coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Telling your employees they did a good job is just as important as telling them they need to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

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    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...

  7.  

    Carl's Jr's

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    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
  8.  

    it was ok...

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    very nice people and other workers

    Cons

    feet really hurt at the end of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It's been a great company!

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    • 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
  10.  

    What you'd expect

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    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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

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