Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Hudson, CO – January 17, 2018
It is a very busy fast food spot, people can be sooooo rude especially since it's a truck stop. So people traveling come in all tired and grumpy, semi- truck drivers as well, they don't have time for their orders to be messed up. A lot of high school kids come in for the summer and usually quit when school starts so they are always short staffed, people apply and come in for a few days and can't handle the quick-paced environment so they quit, which leads to a lot of messed up orders since people are always new.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – December 24, 2017
A typical day of work consisted of doing the same thing everyday, tending to your duties as quickly as possible. It was relatively busy almost everyday. Management was really adament about being face paced and the worst thing about the job was the drive thru, which really pressured the cooks and cashiers to work twice as hard, which I think was a bad practice. Some of things I’ve learned is how rude and impatient people can be, but I’ve also learned how to deal with them. The most enjoyable part of the job has to be the people I worked with, they were great people.
Had to pay for your food, demanding, often have to deal with inconsiderate customers
Cook/Cashier (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA 90045 – December 23, 2017
It was nice and smooth just the lack of hours was the thing that drove me to quit and seek a new job. The manager was very helpful and understanding but they just randomly cut people's hours and it was a mess.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – December 22, 2017
I really had fun working here since you do have a secure job but there are no benefits and no opportunities to be promoted, after all, it is the fast food industry so I did not expect this to have a good salary. Very friendly people which I enjoyed working with and I do think it's a good job for students wanting to make some cash while they get through their school years.
Cashier and Team Member (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – December 21, 2017
If you are a student-worker they will give you 20hours a week or less and will call you in when it gets the most busiest. There is a lack of training in which they just throw you into the position therefore you need to be self taught. Once you have adapted to the position and your responsibilities then it becomes a relaxed job.
Shift Leader/Cashier (Current Employee) – Rohnert Park, CA – December 20, 2017
This work environment is a decent place as a starter job, but not a keen one if one wishes to advance their career and grow beyond working as a cashier or a cook. While the management does have its perks, overall it is not a place where much advancement can happen without a toll on ones self. It is ideal for teenagers fresh out of high school, or still enrolled, but not someone deeply involved in their own personal life or who has family commitments. I have learned quite a bit here, however, which I am grateful for - I can manage a shift properly, overview a work place, manage breaks, and count money/close out drawers expertly. The most enjoyable part of my job here is the people I work with, while the hardest part is the management.
Cashier/Cook/Server (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – December 19, 2017
Part time job that worked with me on schedules. Fast paced environment with friendly staff. Down part of the job is there was no career advancement or raises. Most days are quick going but was a relief when lunch and dinner rushes were slowed down.
The job was quick paced, but was not handled so well by others.
Crew Member (Current Employee) – Weatherford, OK – December 16, 2017
Whenever I started working at Carl's Jr. the job felt easy and peaceful at first, but a series of unnecessary drama occurred, which was especially common during the morning shifts. As the business there started to noticeably grow, we are now required to stay open an extra hour, regardless of declining business in the late hours of the night, but corporate said that no matter the labor, closing early was no where near being an option. However, this was my first job and I treated it like something I can easily mess with, but I also remembered how much I needed this job, so I treated the job, my co-workers, and most of all, my customers with the respect they deserve for bearing with me and the pace of the job.
Discounts, team-based interaction
Rapid grease build-up on body, dramatic interaction of co-workers
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Apple Valley, CA – December 15, 2017
Carls,is a good company to start out in, but the advancement past Shift Manager is difficult to acquire, no matter how many times you have been told you are a good fit or that you would belong in a higher position. It is the only downside I have seen being with this company, is that once you hit a shift, you plateau.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – December 15, 2017
Management is awful, disrespectful, racist, and not willing to pay on time. Hardest part of the job was trying to beg for hours, and the most enjoyable was calling hr to come in and handle what the manager couldnt.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – December 15, 2017
It's great for a first job, or an inbetween while looking for other jobs, but is not meant to be a full time career by any means of course. This specifical location had a terrible manager, and location was less than great itself. But sometimes there was a little bit of slow time with no customers. They also made me cover up my one tattoo on my arm when 4 other employees were not questioned about their multiple tattoos, which really irritated me.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Tulare, CA – December 15, 2017
A typical day at work was coming in at about 9am doing the deposit, work on the schedule and converse and help the Shift Leader. I learned how to train, develop, interview, hire, schedule and basically most of my Management Skills. Workplace Culture was somewhat diverse. The hardest part of my job was just being the ultimate person in charge of everything. However, I am older now and can deal with the stress of Management better now. The most enjoyable part of my job was training new employees in different states at new Carl's Jrs.
Shift Leader (Former Employee) – Moreno Valley, CA – December 12, 2017
Working at carls jr was always fast paced, definitely were kept busy at all times with either guest service or cleaning duties. also a good place to work at when going to school, very flexible with school schedules.