Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
73 Reviews
2.5
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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
  • disorganized, gossip, angry customers, low pay (in 7 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.  

    One of the worst jobs ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    -Friendly co-workers
    -Discount on food
    -Easy to get hired

    Cons

    -Management is terrible. They are rude and inconsiderate.
    -There is always a lack of supplies.
    -If you're a cashier, you get the worst end of this job. You get yelled at by unsatisfied customers for the mistakes of the cooks.
    -The management doesn't care about you at all.
    -Management doesn't report injuries, then tells you to "Stop over exaggerating."
    -Harassment is unavoidable in this job, upper management will not care and yell at you ANYWHERE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should really treat your employees with respect , if you want it in return. Guess this is what you get when you don't pursue further education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Bottom of the job chain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Redding, CA

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

    Pros

    Repetative, and easy if you kmnow what your doing.

    Cons

    Smelly, low-grade, and small room for advancement. not a career job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a good leader who leads by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Carl's Jr's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    it was ok...

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

    Pros

    very nice people and other workers

    Cons

    feet really hurt at the end of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  7.  

    What you'd expect

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    oK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Fast Food Job that is all

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Customers better there is no value menu and we are consantly out of stock

    Recommends
  10.  

    Dead End Job--run, don't walk away

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Decent pay after a few months. Free soda!

    Cons

    Phoney foods, surly management, and inadequate training. What less could you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing the "hours game" with crew members

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Review of Carls Jr.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. allows you to have a flexible schedule which is great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to stand on your feet for very long periods of time. The pay isn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to rotate the employees on the different restaurant positions. For example it shouldn't be the job of one person to only work the drive thru.

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