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. 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 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
  2.  

    Team member

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Destin, FL

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

    Pros

    Free doughnuts and good summer job

    Cons

    Management, anyways hate when you request any time off. Always let personal conflicts in the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    circus

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    Former Employee - Front Work in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Front Work in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Krispy Kreme part-time (less than an 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
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    BAD

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

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

  6.  

    Not a bad job for a student

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Destin, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, and good environment for a student. I'm a college student and I am a shift supervisor and it is a good job. Plus, they have great benefits, including tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Long hours, have to work for a year before you get vacation,

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

    Krispy Kreme Hoover Shop

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    Current Employee - Production in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Production in Hoover, AL

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, allows overtime, provides uniform.

    Cons

    Does not offer direct deposit, requires uniform, expected to come in early or forced to stay late to be relieved with no notice whatsoever, no breaks or time to even sit down some nights, and unreliable employees.There is no where near enough employees to even run the production line, let alone finish all tasks including, making all doughnuts for 3 different Krispy Kreme shops by a certain time, supply our store, and make enough for the fundraiser orders, then clean entire shop before the store opens. The machines are constantly breaking and just get a quick fix to only break again soon, management does not do anything when you address them with serious problems in the workplace. Employees do not stay long at all because of the lack of help or training and how unorganized and chaotic things are. I quit during transition, when my paycheck was misplaced twice and took a month to receive it, my employee paperwork was lost 3 times so I was unable to work for 10 days with no pay (while ready the same day, it was sitting on the desk waiting to be sent to the boss for 9 days), and during transition from franchise to corporate, I was promised several times that my healthcare wouldn't change because I was working mainly for benefits and waited a year to have surgery and with only one month left for eligibility, then at the last moment I was told I would only have a preventive plan, and it was a joke. I tried to contact corporate management several times, I left many messages and still have not received a call. Very unprofessional and do not care about their employees one bit and are so completely disorganized and messy they cant find anything at all. No management on 3rd shift so most employees leave to go sleep in their car for hours while others are working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee suggestions that would possibly improve the store environment for customers and employees. Try to resolve any problems that one of your employees may have and pay more attention to what your employees are doing. Learn how your shop is supposed to run, like how the production line and machines work as well as health, safety, and work protocols so you can fix problems instead of having an employee come fix the problem when they have already worked a double shift. Train your new hires and communicate with other managers, so that everyone is on the same page. Sanitize machines more than just when a general manager is coming to evaluate the establishment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible place

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers, easy work usually

    Cons

    Very negative, racist, poor training and the coworkers were against having to deal with new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul your staff, the majority are horrible people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    As long as you work hard this is a good place to work.

    Cons

    early hours but not bad wend you get use to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Time with Family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme

    Pros

    Great work-life balance!! Love the loyal customers that come through the doors everyday!

    Cons

    Wages for PT help could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Krispy Kreme part-time

    Pros

    Free Doughnuts all the time

    Cons

    Free Doughnuts all the time

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