CKE Restaurants - Decent for Fast Food | Glassdoor
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"Decent for Fast Food"

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Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Brea, CA
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Brea, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent Salary for Fast Food
Benefits are okay
Meal Discounts 20% anytime, 50% 30 min before your shift to 30 min after
Well known on the West Coast for having big, tasty burgers

Cons

Although salary is decent for fast food, you cap off fairly quickly and raises are minimal
You can only go so far up the chain before there is no where else to go - General Manager is basically where most people aim to reach, since District Managers positions are limited.
Around the holidays be expected to work 55 hours a week.
Labor costs can be unrealistic at times

Advice to Management

Offer other positions in corporate office, if upward movement is not available. This may help with retention.

Other Employee Reviews for CKE Restaurants

  1. Helpful (5)

    "If you are looking for a job straight out of college and like to be treated inhumanely, this would be the place."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job straight out of college and like to be treated inhumanely, this would be a place for you. I suppose that if you needed a job bad, they will hire you and then work you like a dog.

    Cons

    Incompetent people, no pay raises, terrible benefits. There is definitely no opportunity for growth here. All seasoned employees treat new employees like a sack of potatoes. Senior management who have been there since day one, are complete jerks. They like to fire people left and right.

    Advice to Management

    Invest your money in your employees and not yourselves.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Prove your worth type company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The teams can be really nice depending on who you work for. A lot of dedicated people to an extent. This company is about to close doors in their HQ, and I don't see as many people jumping ship as I thought. Job is fairly easy, and have quite a bit of autonomy to get things done. With that you have pretty good work life balance.

    Cons

    With lots of autonomy, not much direction is given. Company goes by a learn by rote type deal. Someone is always cleaning up someone elses mess, and know if you come on you probably will be doing the same thing (so you have some job security if you can do that). This really is a job for fresh college grads since the pay is crap, benefits are crap, and raises non existent. No bonus structure payouts, and the possibility of your job being influenced by Conservative Politics. As a millenial, I will say I learned a ton, but staying in this company for more than a year make you untransferrable with regards to skillsets anywhere else. Also Executives and Corporate operations are separated, so any interaction with executive management will probably go unheard. Can't bring other fast food chains (even if they are cheaper cause you are trying to save money from your meager salary) to eat on premises or you get fired.

    Advice to Management

    None, you know what you are signing up for working for a conservative company. I mean the CEO is on Fox News all the time.

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