Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl's Jr

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

    Pros

    its really good company values

    Cons

    making money 40hrs per week


  2. Not bad at all for fast food.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Logan, UT

    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

    The best thing about working here were the other employees. they were fun to work with and very helpful made for a very positive work environment

    Cons

    the salary is not great at all but what can you expect from fast food that's probably my only complaint


  3. Just a decent paying job in order to get some of those extra bills paid and what not

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Just another typical fast food joint, there was nothing wrong about the place. just long hours on your feet which is fine if you have lots of energy

    Cons

    Basically just some of the customers who would come in, but other than that it was a decent place to work


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  5. "OK" for people's first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -The people working there -The discount (50%) -The eating environment. (Better, cleaner than McDonalds imo) -steady hours

    Cons

    -Managers I worked for didn't set good examples for new workers


  6. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in La Porte, TX

    I worked 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

    - friendly people - flexible

    Cons

    - long hours - minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  7. If this is your first job, do some research on the store you're applying for. Ask for benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA

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

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

    Pros

    + Great coworkers + Flexible hours + Long hours + Free burger when store does exceptionally well + Free sodas in water cup

    Cons

    - Long hours - Minimum wage - No benefits (depends on your store) - No Direct Deposits (depends on your store) - No training by management - Stingy store manager - Unnecessary position switches

    Advice to Management

    Train your crew members. Don't promote your cooks to a front/drive-thru cashier without them knowing anything about how to their use the cash register.


  8. Too much time reinventing the wheel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Marcos, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great guests and crew. Excellent HR department. Better job if you work for CKE corporate since benefits are much improved.

    Cons

    Ownership changed three times in 15 months. Corporate sold most of their stores off to franchises in Texas. With that came dramatic changes in benefits and upper management style. This is actually th second time that CKE has sold the majority of their stores in Texas. New owners are MIH and the majority of GM's either left or were terminated within a few months. Good luck if they are in the process of buying your store.

    Advice to Management

    Do like some of the better managed brands are doing now. Corporate should build stores in high population density markets with good per capita income. Build those stores to be your ambassadors to grow your brand. Grow at conservative paces that protect the company and it's investors.


  9. Not a job to have forever.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    It is easy to move up in the company, easy to learn the job, discounts.

    Cons

    Very strict in regulations, once you more up it is not a very big pay raise, only 25 cents. They ask for impossible goals, constant changes. It is okay for a while, but nobody wants to work fast food for their whole life.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring more about your workers. Carl's Jr doesn't provide any services to it's employees besides free food cards and discounts. One person, front or back, works as many positions, we deserve a little bit more than minimum wage and discounts.


  10. Experience is good, but stressful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. It's was a great job for a college student

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Learn how to a business works.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Doesn't value employees.



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