Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
77 Reviews
3.0
77 Reviews
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Krispy Kreme Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Morgan
Jim Morgan
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Occasionally free doughnuts, long hours and a little bit above minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

  • free donuts, total lack of supervision, we did what we wanted, when we wanted (in 9 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 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    From decent to horrible. Run away while you can.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wholesale
    Former Employee - Wholesale

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

    Pros

    Free doughnuts, weekly pay, decent benefits for full-time employees, meeting great clients on routes.

    Cons

    NO work-life balance for wholesale division (route sales), change in pay structure = FAR less pay with the same amount of effort, upper management arbitrarily decides to throw corporate merchandising guidelines out of the window at the drop of a hat, no room for advancement, on-premise management relies on fear tactics and negative reinforcement rather than praise and positive reinforcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are humans and not robots. Wholesale works through inclement weather much of the time and no rain jackets/hooded jackets are available through uniform ordering. One pair of shoes purchased per year isn't enough; wholesale employees wear them out MUCH faster than that.

    Do NOT state that a change in pay structure won't have an adverse change to pay rates, when all employees in the division noticed a marked decrease in weekly pay. Additionally, the corporate merchandising guidelines are released for a reason; upper management (Regional VPs) shouldn't be allowed to change product placement strategy on a whim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start out, bad place to stay!

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Good environment, free doughnuts, customer service experience

    Cons

    Management can be bad at organized, hours are messed up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being organized at the stores, better management of hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6. 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.

  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    first job experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Washington, DC

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

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