Hardee's Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
119 Reviews
2.7
119 Reviews
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Hardee's President and CEO Andrew F. Puzder
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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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • 15 cents above minimum wage per hour, constantly understaffed, people quiting constantly (in 10 reviews)

  • Work hard for very low pay and I have been there a year and am a Crew Trainer (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Learning and growing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader

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

    Pros

    The management team isn't hard to get along with.
    Good teamwork and everyone works together well.
    They offer excellent customer service to their customers.

    Cons

    They pay isn't that great, but it is fast food.
    You Dont get 40 hours a week unless your upper management.
    When training there you only get 3 days to train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be scared to put your foot down and discipline your employees.
    Set limits and dont change or bend them for no one.
    Adhere to all policies and procedures whether set forth by you or corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fulton, MS
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fulton, MS

    I worked at Hardee's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good general management pay compared to other fast food restaurants

    Cons

    (1)Assistant managers and crew are paid poorly, thus you get what you pay for. All the work gets put on the GM. (2) for the area I worked in NO investment was made in the upkeep of the restaurant and equipment therefore adding more problems, they just seem to snow ball. (3) No appreciation when I killed myself cleaning the restaurant and getting rid of an inherited severe roach infestation. My $1500 bonus check was held because I used an extra 10 payroll hours WITH PERMISSION first. (4) because of all the above you get a very high turnover and people just not showing up for work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in all levels of management. One person can not run the store by themselves. Reward your employees when they do a good job. Especially your managers who are on salary and not getting paid any extra to do the extra. CLEAN your stores! Hardee's is known to be one of the nastiest fast food chains out there. I wouldn't of ever believed how nasty had I not seen it for myself. Do something to improve night sales. It seems all stores complaint is having to work at night with only a couple of people because there is no business!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dependable, boring, and gossip galore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very hard to get fired. In fact I have only seen people fired after not showing up for a week. Even then, they were rehired 50% of time. Easy to learn. Your entire job will be memorized in a week. Room for promotion. Driver's license required for promotion.

    Cons

    Can be stressful because you may be doing others work too. It is very common for your fellow employees to call out sick, most of which times they are going partying. Lots & lots of gossip about other employees. Even management will vent their dislike of other employees. Extremely repetitive. Nothing will change in your routine, ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No change needed, it fills a gap in employment. Both in people who wont change that need jobs, and no job will be perfect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hardee's is a fast pace work environment making most sales during the breakfast hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Georgia, Saint Mary (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Georgia, Saint Mary (Jamaica)

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the job is easy and laid back mostly.
    basic skills used
    repetitive so you know what to expect.

    Cons

    low pay
    no benefits for crew

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Job for people in-between things or cant work anywhere else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in North Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Crew Member in North Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Hardee's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can keep your job without performing critical functions. If you are fast on the screen you got your manager by the short hairs and job security.

    Cons

    Drama filled, zero accountability between coworkers and management, management is incompetent and does not hold people responsible for not doing their job. Unless you want to be a manager there is no growth in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget about your bonus check for a quarter or two, get the store running right before cutting costs. You cant effectively revamp a store if you cut costs constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    i hate it

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Martinsville, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Martinsville, VA

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the only pros ae my co workersr

    Cons

    pay they dont want to give you a raise

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's fast food.

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

    I worked at Hardee's part-time

    Pros

    Have to mess up pretty badly to be fired.

    Food is delicious.

    Cons

    Some managers are certifiably insane...for example, a pathological liar, and a creepy, violent old man. On the other hand, other managers were great.

    Stoned coworkers...and managers. Actually, this didn't matter. In fact, it made some of them much easier to deal with. I'd almost call this a pro.

    Everything is covered in a layer of grime and grease, and always working around a hot broiler. A lot of yelling to move faster, and to always be doing something even when there is truly nothing to be done. Hearsay indicates that it is about the same as competing chains (some say better than McDonald's, others worse, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible work environment

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

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    People, work, pay, just about everything

  10.  

    a great part time job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardees General Labor in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - Hardees General Labor in Wake Forest, NC

    I have been working at Hardee's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent written procedures works well when used properly customers can get great food quickly and friendly if used properly.

    Cons

    restaurants have procedures posted as tools for management as well as employee, but it rarely seem to come together and flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can be super restaurant has awesome food but takes to long to deliver product to customer due to management lack of focus in most cases, I dont usually blame the employees as it is managements job to manage. Would like to see managers trained better before getting positions, and perhaps take some sort of time management coarse, they are wasteing your money! also notice poster in back of store with 1800 number would like company to create policy about bullying

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift leader at hardees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Chester, VA

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job really, you don't have to do the slave work, but you can if you want. you are paid to manage and supervise.

    Cons

    Completely unorganized. The upper management is completely well, ignorant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with the promises made to employees, like for example, if you tell him/her you will have them fully trained within a month, then do it! do not just blow it off more and more and pretend it isn't there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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