Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
74 Reviews
3.0
74 Reviews
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Krispy Kreme Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Morgan
Jim Morgan
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good environment, free doughnuts, customer service experience (in 8 reviews)

  • free donuts, total lack of supervision, we did what we wanted, when we wanted (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • When addressing that to upper management, they act surprised and act as if it's impossible (in 3 reviews)

  • You have to throw away hundreds of doughnuts a day and cannot take them home unless you buy them (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    AMAZING ! Im in highschool and I work at the Stockton,Ca March Ln location, great job, great vibes, great managers ✔✔✔

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    Current Employee - Retail Specialist  in  Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    .Loyal customers
    .Making/Decorating doughtnuts
    .Hot Light retail rush
    .Stacking Shelves OMG I can go on & on

    Cons

    When you first begin the drinks will be the hardest to master. I'll give you 2 weeks max and then you'll be making drinks like a champion !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our managers, upper and lower class are all extremely well trained with amazing personalities. If we ever need help in production or retail they are always there to lend a hand and also give some advise as to what we should do if the situation was ever to occur again ツ

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I keep busy the entire, there is always something to do or that needs attention. This is a paced position.

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    Current Employee - Cook  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Cook in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Time passes quickly and I enjoy working here, a really great group of people.

    Cons

    Have to keep an eye on everything that is going on, it is an easy job yet and easy job to mess up on if your not really paying attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more constructive critism, be more open to ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a love hate relationship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Krispy Kreme

    Pros

    Unlimited amount of doughnuts, get the rush of helping customers and putting a smile on a child face.

    Cons

    Some manager treat you like robots and take their employees for granted. Dealing with a lot of issues with the doughnut fryer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees like they are your family instead of your slaves. We do a lot more than what people see. If you keep taking us for granted you will continue to constantly lose employees.

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  5.  

    The best place I've ever worked in my life.

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    Former Employee - Retail Specialist  in  Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Middleton, WI

    I worked at Krispy Kreme part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly customers
    loyal customers
    fun work
    lots of events

    Cons

    terrible benefits
    hard to get a raise
    favors certain employees over others
    unfair advantages to higher ups "favorites"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out less coupons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme

    Pros

    They have flexible hours and can sometimes be a fun place to work. Customers are usually happy theyre getting donuts. Management is decent.

    Cons

    Too much work without enough compensation. They dont usually put enough people on the schedule, therefore you work for 3 people with only the pay of one. They have however improved a bit on that.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Krispy Kreme is a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager  in  Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The daily routine is easaly mastered

    Cons

    Working 50-60 hrs a week on salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a good GM and supervisors the job is not bad. In order to make some good money the store must make bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok but......

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job is nice for a high school student staring off,

    Cons

    When you get into college and start paying bills. The pay seems to not be enough. You can't even do your school work there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    first job experience

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Krispy Kreme part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule. easy to get into a higher position if you are willing to do the work. great job if you are in school.

    Cons

    there is no communication between management and employees. store was smaller than other stores (good/bad thing). not a lot of employees working during most shifts. hours of operation (monday-thursday 6am-12am) (friday - saturday 24 hours) (sunday store closes at 11am). people are picky about the days and hours that they want to work).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At Krispy Kreme, hard work was recognized and rewarded, and leadership opportunities were available to those who had shown desire and the potential for growth. If you're young and just branching leadership, this is a good place to start.

    Cons

    The senior leadership was often unavailable for advice, and coaching wasn't very robust. Hourly wages were higher than other companies in the industry, but the salary for managers was next to nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your brand. Your franchisee's will make or break your overall image and perception of the company. Beware of these groups flooding the market- continue to keep your brand a commodity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved this job

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    Former Employee - Production  in  Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Production in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training, great pay, great environment to work in. I think all the sugar in the air makes people happier.

    Cons

    The temptation of eating so many donuts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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