Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. The first and worst job I ever had!!!

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Nampa, ID

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

    Pros

    -You get 50% discount on food when you work!
    -Really good food!
    -A really nice Manager

    Cons

    -Favoritism
    -Low pay
    -Difficult customers
    -No tips( If you got a $10-25 tip they would tell you they will have to pay you $3.25 because your getting tips! Which I think is bs )
    -Rude co-workers that talk behind your back
    -Often get sent home early on slow nights
    -Promise to raise you wage and they don't!
    -Assistant Managers are really rude!
    -Overwork you like a donkey!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Respect the employee you take for granted! (Some of us are really hard workers, and other lazies)
    -Talk to the employees when they quit if you can! (Empathy)
    -Tell other employees to stop being rude to one and another!!!
    -DON'T PROMISE YOU'LL RAISE WAGE AND GIVE HIM/HER PROMOTION!!! ( I hate when they don't keep their promise!)
    -SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU! AND GREET THE CUSTOMERS!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. upper management SUCKS.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chino, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are usually fun to work with
    Learn spanish from cooks
    Easy job to land
    once you've been gain the respect of shift leaders, you have ALOT of leeway ;)

    Cons

    Uppermanagement is terrible. They do NOT care about you AT ALL. I had ONE GM that was awesome. I had three total.
    You're SUPPOSED to get a raise every year. my last year there they decided to throw out a HUGE middle finger to all the loyal employees and say no raises. One girl got fired for not offering an upsize on ONE order. You kidding me?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy. Notice how chick fil a and innout are so successful? they actually care about the customer and you dont. They are ALOT more generous with both employees and customers.
    Happy Employee = MUCH more sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

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    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 a 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
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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. Could be better, Could be worse.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Pros
    -Decent hours
    -Everyone is very real and friendly

    Cons

    Cons
    -Once they find out you are a good cook they don't bother teaching anyone else to do it and expect you to work all the time.
    -Harsh, biting management that looks out for themselves
    -Impossible to get a day off even when sick
    -Lacking in professionalism
    -Inconsistent working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make schedules more consistent, Let people take time off.
    Train more people to do more jobs instead of relying on only a few people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. Not bad first Job

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Flexible hours around school schedule

    Cons

    low pay but hey its a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    upward mobility and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    boring job long hours horrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give incentives, groom talent better

    Recommends
  9. cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a good job 1st time job

    Cons

    Didn't like that we had to clean the restrooms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. It's was a great job for a college student

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Panorama City, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Panorama City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Learn how to a business works.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Doesn't value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Experience is good, but stressful

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    This was my first job after graduating from high school and it was an okay job. I really enjoyed working with the rest of the employees, some were very helpful. I was able to get decent hours when business was good, ranging from 30-38 hours.

    Cons

    I felt as though the store was a little bit unorganized, but maybe that's how most fast food places work. One of my managers were not very helpful and hostile towards me from the very beginning. Management had favorites, which was understandable for the most part.

    I also really really dislike handling the drive thru and the front line. Sometimes both ends would get busy and I'm the only person for both stations. It was stressful enough to keep my drive-thru line within the time limit but when I started tending customers in the front line, it got even more chaotic.

    If you're new, it's very rare that you'll get major Holidays off because your pay is much cheaper than someone who's been there for a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with your stores. I never saw a person from corporate visit us in all the 7 months that I worked for Carl's Jr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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