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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • 20% discount on food all the time (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and advancement opportunities (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Manager and Shift Leaders (Supervisors) (in 17 reviews)

  • Sometimes I would be alone in drive-thru during a rush and the stress would be unhealthy (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends

    Pros

    upward mobility and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    boring job long hours horrible pay

    Advice to Management

    give incentives, groom talent better


  2. "Review of Carls Jr."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. allows you to have a flexible schedule which is great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to stand on your feet for very long periods of time. The pay isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to rotate the employees on the different restaurant positions. For example it shouldn't be the job of one person to only work the drive thru.

  3. "carls jr"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some of the good reasons are freindly mangers and good team members fast pace learning good customer service skills and

    Cons

    pay is very bad no promotions district mangers very rude too much expected for fast food place not a good job

    Advice to Management

    more respect, more pay,promotions more friendly and understanding help your employes out dont put them down need better mangement


  4. "Dead End Job--run, don't walk away"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Merced, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay after a few months. Free soda!

    Cons

    Phoney foods, surly management, and inadequate training. What less could you want.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the "hours game" with crew members


  5. "oK"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Loveland, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fast Food Job that is all

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Customers better there is no value menu and we are consantly out of stock


  6. "Frustrating and stressful at times but also stable and not difficult."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Helpful if you want to learn basic customer service.
    Co-workers are usually very friendly.
    You can start to network with regular customers and create more opportunities for future employment.

    Cons

    Hours aren't consistent, you can work everyday one week and then just a single day the next.
    Management isn't always filled with competent people.
    It's fast food.


  7. "It's been a great company!"

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great coworkers. Employees really rally together.

    Cons

    Work too much, very little balance between family life and work life

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Easy Job- But Horrible Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Carl's Junior Team Member in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A- You get a discount on food
    B- The job is really easy
    C- It was very easy to get hired
    D- The Team Members are nice
    E- The morning shift is the best shift to work (yes it sucks getting up early, but it's a lot slower and easier- all you do is stock cups, fill fry sauce cups, lids, etc. Plus in the morning you don't have to say the script that is required for you to say)

    Cons

    A- Cooks are really rude, slow, and mess up on orders constantly (which you're the one getting yelled at by the customers for their incompotence)
    B- The Store Manager is nice but the Assistant Managers are really rude
    C- Corporate Managers are really rude and fussy
    D- Corporate Managers come in on a weekly basis (I've never had a job where corporate comes in as much as they do here)
    E- Employees who have been there a long time get away with everything (they constantly pull no shows, walk out during shifts, and are short on their registers- and management does nothing about it)
    F- They don't give you checks, you get a paycard (every two weeks when I get paid and want to transfer the money on my paycard to my bank account it's a hassle every time. I have to call the company every single time- which you get charged for)
    G- Corporate Managers find reasons to yell at you (1- A lady asked me if she could have fry sauce and I said sure, the Corp. Manager then came over to me and yelled at me in front of customers that I'm supposed to say "My Pleasure" she then made me sign a paper verifying that I was told this. 2- One of the guys I worked with asked a customer if they'd like to try the California Burrito and Corp. Manager yelled at him that it's called Burrito California. 3- I could go on and on with examples)
    H- If you're going to order food on your break- get the food first before you clock out. Otherwise you'll spend 15 minutes of your break (no exaggeration) waiting for your food then you'll have to scarf it down.
    I- If you work the morning shift you get your break really early (if you're scheduled 7-2 then you'll get your break at 9- they want you to have your break over with before it gets busy. So you then go through the rest of the day exhausted)
    J- Make sure you keep the slip that prints out when you clock out for your break (I had the Assistant Manager yell at me that I was on break for 45 min. and I said "no I wasn't I've only been out for 25 min. here's my slip")
    K- They still have discontinued items on the menu and then they get mad at you when you sell one of those items to the customer.
    L- You make minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, get better nicer cooks, and treat everyone equally.


  9. "great"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great hours for the jobs

    Cons

    need more people to work there

    Advice to Management

    good work


  10. "it was ok..."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice people and other workers

    Cons

    feet really hurt at the end of the day


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