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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time for more than a year

Pros

Most employees are very nice, fairly good flexibility, easy to get hired, good about giving requested days off if in advance, discount on food, you can socialize with customers and get to know them, the environment is usually an upbeat and happy one.

Cons

Lots of gossip amongst workers, favoritism, some spanish speaking workers don't understand you or cant communicate with you or pretend not to understand you, some co-workers are very lazy and don't keep up on cleaning tasks as asked or told, there are very high expectations that realistically can't be met. Some things just take too long to cook especially during rush hours. You don't have enough time to get the store up and running in the morning. They give you 30 min before doors open to get everything up and running and they want you out 45 min after close. This is impossible. Then you get lectured and treated poorly when you don't meet these expectations. If you arent meeting your labor requirements you have to send people home. you may have no choice but to work with 2 people in the front and 2 people in the kitchen and then you are also expected to keep everything clean and orders out on time. How can you do this with one person cooking burgers, one person running fries and the green burrito line? And one person in drive thru and one to run the front for walk-in customers? It's not possible. Its very stressful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'd love to see the people who set these guidelines and rules to come in and run the floor under these circumstances, like in undercover boss. I bet you'd realize how unrealistic your expectations are. Maybe you'd appreciate and understand your employees more.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Carl's Jr

  1.  

    Horrible place to work at

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier  in  Newhall, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Cashier in Newhall, CA

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

    Pros

    Good way to start earning money.

    Cons

    Very rude shift leaders and district manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more friendly and not have their favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful at times, rewarding during most.

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, opportunity for pleasant work environment, fast paced, never dull.

    Cons

    Like most other customer service jobs, you get the occasional rude guest, cranky co-worker, or list of unreasonable expectations. Also, the pay rate isn't even close to being directly proportionate to the amount of work you put in or the exhaustion you experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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