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Krispy Kreme Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
104 Reviews
2.8
104 Reviews
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Krispy Kreme Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Morgan
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42 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.  

    My experience with krispy kreme.

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an alright job

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Enjoyable

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Busy during almost all mornings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Long time employee

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Free Doughnuts Are Awesome! Pay sucks.

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    Former Employee - Doughnut Maker in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Doughnut Maker in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I worked at Krispy Kreme full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    Marketing Assistant Position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant Position
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant Position

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

    Pros

    This is a great position that could really help you build a portfolio and gain contacts.
    Company culture is great. People are nice.
    free coffee and doughnuts.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than competitive average by a lot. You would make more if you worked at the shop.
    Part time 20 hours a week.
    You have to have a second job in order to work at this job.
    People leave when they find a better paying job and upper management seems just fine with losing all these people each year.
    No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you value your employees you should pay them. If you want employees to stick around you have to give them full time hours. It's very difficult working with co-workers who don't care because this is "just a part time job".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    circus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Work in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Front Work in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    if you a slacker it the place to work boss there only in mornin you break when u wont lunch when u wont. Sleep drink play all u wont on the job. u get ritten up a bunch an it dont mean nothin cause u dont be fired. Go to the boss bout thangs and they dont do nothin. u can tell the boss when u gonna work or who u aint gonna wont work with. we get to run the place an u call frends an give donuts out the back fo free they say corprit is comming and tale us.

    Cons

    drama gosipp from ppl u work with ruing yo life. KK they dont got nothin to give us to help us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yall need to quit sayin corprit comming an catch us screwin roun all day

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    BAD

    Former Employee - Retail in Collingswood, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail in Collingswood, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free Donuts given while at work

    Cons

    Everything from management to owners to training to dealing with customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not play favorites, promote from within, and do more work instead of delagating

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