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Hardee's Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • You learn a lot of useful skills and how to work well with others in a fast-paced work environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Love customer service and having fun (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower than usual pay for crew members but its still more than minimum wage so its not as bad as i could be (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours on your feet with little chance for a break (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Support Staff Manager in St. Louis, MO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Support Staff Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fear and intimidation, that is the CEO's management style.

    If you want to work for a good company, be respected in your position, get paid well and expect good benefits then you should NOT apply for Hardee's Food Systems. Use this info as a four alarm warning.

    There is not one single pro item about this horrific company.

    Cons

    - NO 401K company match

    - No company stock options

    - No bonus of any kind, ever

    - Worst insurance package available, very expensive that covers little although the executives give themselves great insurance 100% paid for by the employees.

    - The company will not pay for the employee's parking ($130 per month) in the building garage. Of course the CEO and his executive staff's parking are paid by the company.

    - CEO and his staff are the very worst of the worst, greedy with an outright hatred of their corporate employees. It shows, believe me, all the corporate employees are aware of the CEO's outright contempt of the corporate employees. We all are aware of the CEO's words and actions, no hiding from that.

    - CEO and staff are wage thiefs, stealing employees 401K company match and giving back nothing in return. There is no refuting this fact.
    The CEO and his executive staff have made themselves rich by stealing the employees 401K company match.

    - Working in the STL office is like constantly walking on eggshells, waiting to be the next to be fired. All employees are scared of upper management and the CEO wants it that way. At termination, there is NO severance pay, only the unused vacation days are paid to the terminated employee.

    - Upper management values no one, not one single employee. They constantly look for opportunities to terminate long term employees to replace them with lower paid workers. Employee morale in the St. Louis corporate office is as low as can be, rock bottom.

    - The greedy CEO demands to move the entire St. Louis corporate office to Tennessee so that he may enrich himself with no state taxes while terminating most of the corporate employees in the St. Louis office. Most of the St. Louis office corporate employees will not transfer to the future Tennessee corporate office because this company treats the employees so terribly that it is not desirous to except a transfer with the company. All the St. Louis corporate employees are desperately seeking other employment.

    - Every single employee in the St. Louis corporate office understands and agrees that the CEO and his staff are a group of greedy,
    incompetent and arrogant knuckle-daggers that can only manage through fear and intimidation. The executive staff make sure that there are no good feelings for the corporate employees. No one leaves in the afternoon feeling good about the company and the executive staff like it that way.

    - Salary raises are infrequent, about every three to four years. Mostly 1% to 1.5%.

    - The company has been sold twice in the last three years, after the CEO failed with an initial IPO. The company is not on solid financial footing. The company is now owned by Roark Capital Investments. Roark now owns 17 QSR chains. Hardee's Food Systems and CKE are the only company owned by Roark that does not match 401K or provide anything at all for the employee's future. Again, this is simple wage theft by upper management.

    - Most companies like to tout the fact that their employees are their most valued asset. The opposite is true with Hardee's Food Systems. The executive staff and especially the CEO Andy Puzder go out of their way to tell the corporate employees that are not valued in any way.
    The CEO has sent out several messages that the corporate employees are all replaceable. So how would you like to work for this guy?

    - Most CEO's have a Q and A session with the employees at least yearly if not quarterly. Not with Hardee's Food Systems, the CEO will not even speak to corporate employees, much less make himself available for Q and A's. The guy talks tough to his employees, but is a bit of a coward when faced with an awkward question. He uses his executive staff to fend off any employee seeking answers. How is that for openness and honesty? I have been here 14 years and the CEO has not had one meet and greet or taken questions from corporate employees.

    - Could go on further but I hope anyone seriously considering employment with Hardee's Food Systems will reconsider. There is no future for employees with this company, just more pain and humiliation form the executive team and CEO Andy Puzder.

    - The company is rated by Morningstar as one of the least generous large companies to work for in the entire U.S. Let that soak in for a moment, do you really want to work for a company that the CEO brags about his non-generosity to his corporate employees?

    Advice to Management

    There is no advise coming from a corporate employee that the arrogant CEO would reflect upon. His ego is off the charts. He loves being a dictator and treating corporate employees with disrespect and indignation all the while robbing his corporate employees of the company 401K match and bonuses.

    Roark Capital Investments should pay more attention and terminate this clown of a CEO and his entire executive staff. There should be another way to run a large company without stealing from the employees.


  2. "Hardees is worst fast food"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hardee's full-time

    Pros

    After 2 pm its DEAD BUT ONLY 2 PEOPLE CAN WORK

    Cons

    EVERYTHING ELSE. No good workers no good managers. come in at 4 am and people call out


  3. "Ok first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Arnold, MO
    Current Employee - Team Member in Arnold, MO

    I have been working at Hardee's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free drinks, good for some extra money

    Cons

    Cut hours, got bullied by other employee, management did nothing about it.


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  5. "Sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biscuit Baker in Winchester, TN
    Current Employee - Biscuit Baker in Winchester, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many people miserable it was close to close to home that was the only good thing

    Cons

    Work like a dog no appreciation people are not machines... give breaks more and show that people are appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "no"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garner, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hardee's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, good hours if u deserve them

    Cons

    Horrible work environments, no raises

    Advice to Management

    5


  7. "low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Hardee's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly fun ots like getting a trade in baking

    Cons

    We dont get paid enough

    Advice to Management

    Give raise


  8. "Asst Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None really cant find anything good I want to say about this company. Really wish I did though. Beware before you work for these people.

    Cons

    They Never follow policy and if you say something to your supervisor they will make you look like the bad guy. If your an asst manager they want you to close every day and every weekend so dont plan on having a life. People play favorites so they pick and choose whi gets in trouble. I highly regret working here.


  9. "run away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

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

    Pros

    good people to work with is about the only pro I have seen at this company

    Cons

    bad management system, lack of training from crew members to management, lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    get training and train your people to be able to do their jobs have seen employees there for 6 months plus that were unable to perform some of the basic job functions of their own station.


  10. "It sucked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment, free meal up to $5

    Cons

    horrible pay, no overtime and abusive customers.

    Advice to Management

    raise pay and allow us to kick out customers who throw food at us or verbally abuse us


  11. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Hardee's is that the employees are very nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the downside is that you won't get paid much at all no matter if your the manager.

    Advice to Management

    The management is very unorganized and bearly know anything about what they are doing, some mangers should not be mangers.


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