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CKE Restaurants Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • With that you have pretty good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • It offers good benefits to full time employees (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • treated terrible - - no room for advancement - - management in NC is terrible - - no competitive salary (in 4 reviews)

  • Arrogant upper management, don't engage with underlings (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Anonymous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Offer Medical insurance, great flexibility

    Cons

    Not impressed by leadership team


  2. "Not an awful employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offer Medical insurance, great flexibility

    Cons

    Not always professional, at times stressful

    Advice to Management

    Be harder on sexual comments

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing finish to long career at CKE"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked from home, company car, flexible hours, great benefits and wonderful coworkers/team. Many employees were long term. In past had amazing product launches and the brand turn around from few years ago was truly amazing.

    Cons

    No room for advancement at all in some departments. Even title changes weren't offered. Last few years, just kind of became an afterthought in regards to being part of decisions made on direction of the brand. Seemed to have lot of busy work, gathering and regathering information that wasn't or was hardly used. Majority of field marketing managers & business consultants were terminated via 10 minute conf call without new Sr. Mgt. even meeting them. New Management is not very franchise friendly and communications are not timely.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the opportunity to advance or at least employees a title to reflect years of service. Yes, Hardee's did need some changes made, but not everything was bad. Quit reinventing the wheel and take your pictures off of emails that go to the field. When broad sweeping changes are being made that affect the franchise community, give them more time than 1 day to make the necessary changes. When you eliminate the vast majority of the corporate employees that were their day to day contacts, don't send out a memo with a picture of you smiling on it.


  4. "CKE Restaurants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CKE Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good Benefits, Fleet Program

    Cons

    Not impressed by leadership team


  5. "Regional Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team members, field position and challenging/rewarding projects

    Cons

    Over the last year, new leadership has transformed the company and downsized


  6. "managerRegional Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Company provides Company vehicle for Field positions.

    Cons

    Company going through several years of Sales and Transaction declines.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Never thought I'd say this but, can we get Andy Puzder back?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CKE Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite gym in the Anaheim office.

    Cons

    When the new C-Suite team came on board, we were all excited about the positive changes it would bring to a brand we love so dearly. What we did not think would happen was that those who work hard and dedicated their talents and efforts to the legacy of Carl Karcher and CKE would be sacked. Change management is never an easy pill to swallow, but with proper communication and SOME transparency, I believe the chiefs could have done a better job at preparing loyal employees. In addition, the whole ice cream social after laying off folks was tacky, distasteful and utterly disrespectful. Whose every bright idea that was ought to feel ashamed of themselves. I wonder what themed party they will throw next if more folks are let go?

    Advice to Management

    How does one get to be a part of the new boys club? Do tell!

  8. "Field Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good salary, Benefits,
    - Worked remotely as a field marketing manager
    - Given a company car, laptop, and credit card
    - Great relevant marketing experience
    -Very Flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor Communication and some dysfunction department
    Hard to advance


  9. "Good Place to Start your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Good benefits, gym

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of work, no balance of work and family life, managers needed training


  10. "CKE IT"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CKE Restaurants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company, growth opportunity, franchise opportunities,

    Cons

    Low pay scale for Information Technology positions

    Advice to Management

    Give business road map to employees


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