Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
95 Reviews
2.8
95 Reviews
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Krispy Kreme Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Morgan
Jim Morgan
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Occasionally free doughnuts, long hours and a little bit above minimum wage (in 14 reviews)

  • free donuts, total lack of supervision, we did what we wanted, when we wanted (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management couldn't care less about the work force (in 5 reviews)

  • You have to throw away hundreds of doughnuts a day and cannot take them home unless you buy them (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good starter job

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

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid every week. Can get health benefits. In many locations.

    Cons

    Poor pay in comparison. Does not care about employees, just the almighty dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more benefits for employees. Bring back stock options and raise pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    For job experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment , learned to adjust with coworkers. Working in KK is more good for first job seeker to learn sales and costumer service for experience.

    Cons

    Meeting different people eveyday. Encounter demanding and rude costumers. Just still be friendly attitude and keep smiling. Busy morning hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    it's an experience

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

    I worked at Krispy Kreme

    Pros

    steady hours, benfits, fun employees, free doughnuts

    Cons

    it can get super packed overwhelming sometimes it's hard to work off doughnuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer, don't stress so much your employees are here to help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    First job, started out great... no promotion after I finished college so it was time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Team Member in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Krispy Kreme part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great first job, good for students

    Cons

    Busy, staffing sometimes short, must have excellent multi-tasking ability... raises are insulting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raise more often or a better amount if you want employers to stay loyal

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with krispy kreme.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail in Goldsby, OK
    Current Employee - Retail in Goldsby, OK

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like working at krispy kreme because I get to meet and talk to alot of great people. I love to make customers smile. I've learned to come out of my shy shell working with team members and customers, thanks to krispy kreme.

    Cons

    Some challenges are meeting the requirments such as dress code have to be to the T or employees will lose money. And on a very busy day moving at a fast paste and still mataining positive mood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise some managers such as my manager at krispy kreme to treat the employees with respect and to not be so hard on us workers, also it would be nice to be rewarded when workers have had a hard day at work, or something simple as "good job everyone" on holidays or on a very busy day. Make sure employees comfortable working with you, never make one feel less then the other. Just an opinion from a employee at krispy kreme. I have experienced these problems from a manager at the krispy kreme I work at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an alright job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the pay is good once you get a raise and enough hours, and if you work with a good team of people you might actually enjoy work. Good job for college students who dont really know what they want out of life, they also have a KKMT program that pays really well and very easy to get into.

    Cons

    The managers in my case towards the end of my time being there. If you get slack managers the store WILL fall apart. Will work on almost every weekend, so be prepared not to have a social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The district managers need to stay on the GM's and AGM's more because the slack ones usually like to leave the supervisors to run the shop themselves which how it should not be.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Busy during almost all mornings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Long time employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Albemarle, NC
    Former Employee - N/A in Albemarle, NC

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay most co workers easy to get along with and hard working most of the customers act like there happy to see you when they walk inside.

    Cons

    Managers don't treat employee's the fairly lie's are a constant. Use people up and throw them away policy. Promotions seem to go to family members of MGT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CONS say it all

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

    Manager is very rude and nasty

    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme

    Pros

    Free donuts all day, helping customers, coworkers are fun

    Cons

    Work for more than your paid, store manager is rude and nasty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Free Doughnuts Are Awesome! Pay sucks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doughnut Maker in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Doughnut Maker in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free doughnuts!!! Laid back atmosphere. Cool co-workers. Easy. Decent first job for high school kids.

    Cons

    Low pay. $8.00 an hour as up front worker/ $8.50 an hour as doughnut maker. Management was moody. Could be stressful when extremely busy. Doughnut makers worked harder than up front workers, but were not compensated much more for it. No breaks for doughnut makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doughnut makers should make $10.00 an hour starting out. That's fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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