Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. The best job I've ever had!

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and the environment is fun!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment, friendly co-workers, helpful team

    Cons

    not enough hours, customers are rude all the time

  3. General Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - General Manager in Medford, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Great food- Nice guests- Nice building

    Cons

    Employees not treated well consistently

    Advice to Management

    Screen owners more carefully

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  5. Can't complain for a cashier job.

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

    I worked at Carl's Jr part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. EH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Hectic and Frustrating. Corporate isn't too caring of their employees.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's easy to get more hours working at Carl's Jr. If you work really hard you can rack up about 30-40 hours in one week.

    Cons

    Corporate is really strict when it comes to scripting and regulations. The scripting cards are long and ridiculous. They try to enforce scripting that nobody will do.

  8. Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours great coworkers, discounts

    Cons

    low pay not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    non

  9. Overworked, underpaid.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Discount thats pretty much it

    Cons

    Management, Customers, Scripting, Strictness, Attitude

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    50 percent discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    bad management and they arrange hours according to people they favorite

  11. Helpful (1)

    Bad outweighs the good in fast food

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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