Hardee's

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Hardee's Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
102 Reviews

2.7
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy to learn job responsibilities (in 4 reviews)

  • Helps you to build skills with multi-tasking and giving great customer service (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage, which is to be expected, but is still not the best (in 8 reviews)

  • long hours and you will need great math skills (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Alright starting job.

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    Current Employee - Back Line Cook  in  Goldsboro, NC
    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in Goldsboro, NC

    Pros

    Not alot of customers. Not much training required. Usually very flexible hours. Provide $5 for meals if you go over you have to pay the difference.

    Cons

    Closing is bad you usually are by yourself and have to prepare meals and clean at the same time. You will get random rushes at night sometimes 5 minutes before you close. Very strict managers. Sometimes you have to clean breakfast dishes if they weren't cleaned properly. You are expected to be out by 10:20 but very hard when you have to prepare food and clean by yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people/

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

    Definite problems, but it's a starting job

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    It's a decent enough first job. Some of the shift managers were pleasant to work for - hard working, considerate of availability and balance. High performing employees were recognized and promoted when shift manager positions were open. It's a good place to get customer service experience. Like a lot of entry level food service jobs, no experience was required to get hired. Most of the other employees were friendly.

    Cons

    At the time, bad management was pretty evident. They routinely scheduled me for times I couldn't work, even though my availability was the same every week. They occasionally clocked people out without telling them when they got near 30 hours. We also weren't allowed to take breaks, even though being scheduled for 10 hour shifts was pretty common. The best you could get was eating a leftover biscuit in a corner of the kitchen if there was a lull between breakfast and lunch. Tendency to micromanage the little things while being absent for big ones. Transferring is near impossible if the store you're at doesn't want to lose you. The general manager was the main problem; I'm not sure if she's still there.

    Because it is a minimum wage job, the turnover is really high, and people tend to not treat it seriously. No call no shows were frequent, and that led the store to be seriously understaffed frequently. There were multiple days when I was one of only two employees in the store - one in the kitchen, one in the front. Some customers get irate when they have to wait, but there's really no way around it. Unfortunately, chronic no call no show employees were almost never disciplined, so it kept happening.

    No insurance or benefits, but it's a minimum wage, part time position. The shift managers did get benefits, but they were seriously overworked. 50 hours a week was pretty common for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to deal with seriously underperforming employees, even if it means replacing them. Hire new employees quicker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Alright

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    Pros

    Your on your own from day 1

    Cons

    dm are so disconnected from stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more connected

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sucks to work here if you are not in school!

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    Current Employee - Back Line Cook  in  Clintwood, VA
    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in Clintwood, VA

    Pros

    Somewhat decent hours
    It was close to my home
    Worked with me on scheduling before they got a new manager

    Cons

    -Other shifts didn't take care of all there work
    -Management is hard to get along with
    -Hire/promote people to management who don't know what they are doing (After 5 months of a girl still not knowing her job they promoted her to a shift leader and still a year later doesn't know what she is doing)
    -No longer hire high school kids
    -If you get overtime by accident you get jumped all over for it! If you live where it snows a lot and agree to be on the "snow team" don't agree to go in if you have a chance to get overtime they will cut your hours back to 20/week!!!
    -Make it impossible to get full time
    -Make it impossible to get a paid vacation until you hit 5 years then you have another 5 years before you get another one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a few minutes to listen to your employees
    When you promote somebody to some form of management make sure they know there job!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a headache

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    family orientated, safe, customers are sweet, appreciation from management

    Cons

    hours, pay, too much work for too little

  7.  

    Badly ran company and horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The customers, food, location, employees

    Cons

    They tell you everything you want to hear but after you start, your life will be coming nothing but hardees. You will have to work every day. and can never do enough to please the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    "Worst restaurant employer ever!"

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    Former Employee - Back Line Cook  in  Jefferson City, TN
    Former Employee - Back Line Cook in Jefferson City, TN

    Pros

    "None that I can think of"

    Cons

    Many. Company does not care at all about it's employees. Very difficult to get a raise. You will never succeed at your job. This company closely resembles third world country sweat shops. They demand more and more everyday from their employees. Minimum wage and low hours. Managers yell and belittle the employees in front of customers. Very dirty kitchen with water leaking from ceiling and coming up from drain. I was very surprised to see a corporate restaurant being allowed to operate at this level. I feel Hardees Corp. should be sold, and let someone who knows what their doing run it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Get it together" You all treat your employees like pure c*&p!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    low wadges but great work atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Dundee, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dundee, FL

    Pros

    the customers was always great, friendly coworkers, hard working people for the most part some laziness, decent work life balance.

    Cons

    very low wadges, disorganized at time, I am sure my district manager was a racist, not enough workers to meet the customers demands, management expect to much and pays to little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees and maybe the turn over wont be so ba

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    cool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free food and nice people

    Cons

    too hot in the summer

  11.  

    Pleasant

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    Former Employee - Crew Trainer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    You meet good people in the environment

    Cons

    Overworked and not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more raises show your appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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