Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
69 Reviews

2.7
69 Reviews
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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 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    crazy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    meet people, learn to work at a fast pace and make decisions quickly. definitely become more outgoing after doing this for a while

    Cons

    rules are always broken, pay is bad, no benefits depending on if you are corporate owned or franchised owned, crazy stuff happens between employees. basically the employees make the job harder than it has to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the rules.

  2.  

    physically and emotionally draining, but good temp college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

  3.  

    great

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

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

    Pros

    great hours for the jobs

    Cons

    need more people to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It's been a great company!

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

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for 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
  6.  

    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?

  7.  

    An ok place to work

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

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    Coworkers are great
    Works well with your schedule
    Easy lunch access
    Ability to move up
    Managers are super nice and helpful

    Cons

    Like all other fast food, you can get pretty smelly and greasy feeling
    The food is easy access=easy way of getting fat
    Need to get a 95% or higher on a secret shopper or get chewed out (atleast where I worked)
    The head manager was pretty mean and never smiled, couldn't even say hi to him
    Pay sucks! Raise only if you move up in position
    Keeping drive time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your workers. We are hard workers and we try really hard to get perfect scores on your secret shoppers, give a smile once in a while.

  8.  

    Could be better, Could be worse.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Just Like the Others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl's Jr

    Pros

    The pros is that this job is an easy entry level job for anyone that is trying to get a first job. Gives you a relative idea.

    Cons

    Just like any other fast food joint, it is tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better communication would be better between the manager and cashiers.

  10.  

    sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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