Hardee's Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
104 Reviews

2.6
104 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 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.  

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

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    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dependable, boring, and gossip galore.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time for more than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful!!!!

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Fulton, MS
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fulton, MS

    I worked at Hardee's full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Learning and growing experience

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader

    I have been working at Hardee's part-time for 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
  6.  

    its ok

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

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people can make your store

    Cons

    pay is terrible! hours are long and repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more realistic in your expecttions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No work ethic

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not difficult work, moderately flexible hours, and half off of food while on the clock. It's also not that difficult to get a job there. The shift leaders that do have good work ethic are very enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, which is to be expected, but is still not the best. You have a plethora of angry, rude, and flat out impatient customers. Also, the store manager could have weeded out two of the shift leaders who did not do any work and had everyone else do theirs, those two women had no work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone isn't doing their job, replace them with someone who will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you're willing to put forth the effort.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Union City, TN
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Union City, TN

    I worked at Hardee's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Better work = More hours
    -Become a team with other staff members

    Cons

    -Hours are not always guaranteed
    -Low staff during night shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During the busy times, focus on teamwork rather than being "the boss".

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

    Horrible and stressful

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Rogersville, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Rogersville, MO

    I worked at Hardee's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the customer service you get to provide if you are a people person

    Cons

    Worst management ever and would ever recommend this place to anyone that was needing a job even in this economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your managers better and teach them how to be more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great food.....love the ham and cheese

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hardee's for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay......little to no difficulties with meeting sales goals
    Great food
    Fun environment

    Cons

    easy to gain weight with all the free food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up......we work to live not live to work....be more like Jack in The Box

  11.  

    It's okay

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Hardee's full-time

    Pros

    It's easy to learn and do. The positions are all-but self explanitory. If you just do the common sense things you'll be about as good as anyone they can find to hire.

    Cons

    The company has grown and is struggling to figure out how to operate well. Way behind the times in training, management practices, and store layout. The owner seems to really only care about customers view and afforable changes to improve that and overlooks all the broken equipment and frustrations for those actually working in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Face the reality, even when it's hard, and staff apporpriately on the district level. Too many stores per DM is lowering the effectiveness. Also, technology can help the overwhelming work load in stores if you'll just hire IT help and get it figured out for good. Make what you pay for work for you not against you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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