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Carl's Jr Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Simple job duties, and flexible hours (in 13 reviews)

  • Good place to learn what a fast-paced workplace is like (in 12 reviews)

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

  • I also really really dislike handling the drive thru and the front line (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "work too hard for very low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discounts on food and quickly move up in positions

    Cons

    Employees always talk behind each others backs

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


  2. "Most stress full job ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Freelancer - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers and even the Owner of the the store make the work bearable but they could only help so much

    Cons

    I work at the college location in CSULA and for the first 1-4 months I thought it was a great job I mean who could resist 50% off of food (during this time I was only working 3-5 hours max because I was still in high school)... then I suddenly got more hours on my schedule and I thought OMG yes more hours equal's more money right?... I was working 25-36 hours a week and I wasn't complaining I mean I needed the money after about 3 weeks of it I noticed that my stress from work had stubbled it way into my personal life. I was always mad and it made my relationship suffer however the money I did receive was really nice... so I continue to work here at the Carl's Jr and let me explain how this franchise is runned I am a cashier for the most part of my day and one thing I always hated about being a cashier was that the machine connected to the screen to swipe credit cards was broken so instead of the owner fixing it we have to go through a machine that takes up to 2 minutes to take one swipe...we have no drive though so so everyone from the college trying to get food is waiting in line while you are waiting for a stupid paper to come out while the costumer and the people from the line are looking at you like crazy... I wish I could say this is the only problem.... I am required to restock every time we are not busy... we have to restock ice with a bucket and pour ice into the ice chest everttime making the ice bucket weight anywhere from 10-20 lbs of ice don't sound like much right? Well you have to do that at least 4 time's per ice chest to restock until it is filled and that don't help when your supervisor is telling you to constantly work faster or that should have been done already....it kinda gets old after a while and it come's to the point that even though you kow your getting better nothing is going to change and you just want to give up....now let's talk about costumer service I work at the CSULA Carl's Jr so I mostly serve annoying white people or the Indians who are always constantly yelling at the workers like they own the joint... I have only met 2 Indian's that are nice to everyone there. I have told you my work life which brings you to today... so one day I go to work and it is great because it is the last day of the school for all the kids and college students so no one is there... my manager thinks it's a great idea to clean :) I thought it was long over due until he made me clean the trash cans where I had to spray the trash cans with degreaser and use a broom to clean the trash can it was all fun until I almost fainted from the fumes going into my nose.... as soon as I was done I had to go back to may fake customer service like everything was okay... I stood 30 minutes after hours to help with the line. Needless to say I hate that place with my soul I am on the search for a new job as I write this so as soon as I find one you could say I am as good as gone.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the credit card machine and stop asking for so much of us


  3. "its a very good job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Being nice to the customers with positive attitude

    Cons

    Cooking can be difficult but don't give up

    Advice to Management

    Always be positive


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "First Job, moved up quickly, learned at a fast pace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working at Carl's Jr. as my first job was great. I started off as a cook, then learning Drive Thru and the Cash Register, I got offered the chance to move up to a Crew Trainer, and thought, hey if I can move up to this, I'm good enough to move up even more. I got promoted to Shift Manager 2 months later.

    Cons

    Having to worry about high labor, as well as having to deal with being shorthanded.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand where Shift Managers come from when they say they are trying, having to keep Low Speed of Service, Low Waste, Low Labor, and maintain Great Customer Service is all hard to do at the same time and we try our best.


  6. "It's was a great job for a college student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Panorama City, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Panorama City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carl's Jr part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Learn how to a business works.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Doesn't value employees.


  7. "Great working as a crew member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fairbanks, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Carl's Jr full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, great environment, amazing owner.

    Cons

    It is really hot to work in a fast food joint in the summer. Not enough pay to support my family.

    Advice to Management

    needs to stop yelling at employees in front of customers,


  8. "Carls jr not so bad working there ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money was good
    The coworkers were awsome

    Cons

    The hours were bad
    Closing sucked

    Advice to Management

    Work with your workers schedule !


  9. "If this is your first job, do some research on the store you're applying for. Ask for benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Diamond Bar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great coworkers
    + Flexible hours
    + Long hours
    + Free burger when store does exceptionally well
    + Free sodas in water cup

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Minimum wage
    - No benefits (depends on your store)
    - No Direct Deposits (depends on your store)
    - No training by management
    - Stingy store manager
    - Unnecessary position switches

    Advice to Management

    Train your crew members.

    Don't promote your cooks to a front/drive-thru cashier without them knowing anything about how to their use the cash register.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Can't wait to find d another job and quit I couldn't have found a worst job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Back Line Cook in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers were very friendly and I've met some great friends here. They worked with my school schedule.

    Cons

    I work graveyard shift weekends as a cook. We are understaffed and overworked. We have to clean extra things even though we don't have enough people for it. Manager complains to the wrong people and doesn't appreciate our work.


  11. "Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Puente, TX
    Current Employee - Cook in Puente, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get free food and alot of hours

    Cons

    Horrible management. Co workers arent up to par. And its a very poor run company

    Advice to Management

    fire everyone in management position and put in people who are capable of the job



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