KFC Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
452 Reviews
3.0
452 Reviews
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KFC CEO David Novak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about this job is the free food during breaks (in 25 reviews)

  • learning customer service skills, learning how to deal with many different people & attitudes (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Less then desirable work schedules with long hours for minimum wage and too much devotion required to the company (in 27 reviews)

  • After working there for over 3 years I never got a raise over minimum wage (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Long hour and no advancement. Poor manager.

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    Former Employee - Cook in Depew, NY
    Former Employee - Cook in Depew, NY

    I worked at KFC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, 1/2 off on food and free drinks.

    Cons

    No advancement, nasty and poor manager, Long hours, and people quit all the time due to no breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad place to work but don't expect good pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KFC

    Pros

    Free food on breaks. Coworkers are always driven by superiors to work harder so the amount of work is balanced. The main rule is to be happy and make everyone lighten up. If your a student they offer help to pay for your education

    Cons

    Pay only goes up if you argue with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive the employees to work hard and take care of them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Circleville, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Circleville, OH

    I have been working at KFC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people, great food

    Cons

    Some of the food was over cooked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    All I can say is that it was a job, No more, No less

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member

    I worked at KFC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great first experience if never worked before, Nice way to grow your way up to a new job

    Cons

    Management, Working for little pay for a lot of work, No promotions,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay job for someone in high school, management was very flexible

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL

    I worked at KFC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management was very flexible and willing to work around my class schedule

    Cons

    Customer's can be impatient at times and environment is not good for someone does not like a fast paced environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to motivate employees to work to their full potential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Phila, PA

    I have been working at KFC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its a great experience for first job

    Cons

    bad customer attitudes at cash register

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to supervise more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Team member

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Antioch, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Antioch, CA

    I worked at KFC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice place to work if you are in highschool, Not a very good place to consider a career

    Cons

    Not very much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Secret shoppers makes every feel unappreciated

  9.  

    All depends on the franchise

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee

    I have been working at KFC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management was lenient, and job was fairly easy when staffed properly.

    Cons

    Overworked, under paid, working as an assistant manager with base pay plus 12 hour shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the nit-wits from the hard workers to keep the good people around.

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

    Same as any other fast food resturant

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    Former Employee - Drive Thru, Cook, Front Register, Packer in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Drive Thru, Cook, Front Register, Packer in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at KFC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, free meals. good first job for teenagers or job thru college if desperate for work expierence. Lerned a lot about customer service

    Cons

    customers belittling you, wondering if your replacement will show up to their shift or not. People quitting on the spot was a regular thing, so don't be surprised when it happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I really enjoy the smiling and friendly faces when I walk to the door, makes you feel right at home.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in South Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Cashier in South Charleston, WV

    I have been working at KFC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like how the staff makes you feel right at home on the very first day, so its no need to be nerves at all because its like you been working for them for years on your first day.

    Cons

    The training so at the top of its game with the GM(Steve) and assisted manager (Mark), they are so friendly and helpful to make you feel at easy, you know all the things you need to know before you're on your own at the counter or in the back prepping or cooking. You can't ask for two better gentlemen to work for or with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have learn a lot since I started working there that I didn't have any idea what it takes to be apart of helpful, team work staff that don't mind leaning a helping hand when to customer come rolling in all at the same time ( lunch hour rush), continue to do what your doing because the management is a winning team there at KFC in South Charleston on MacCorkle Avenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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