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New CEO making lots of changes
Franchise Business Consultant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 12, 2017
Was a good place to work over the last 8 years, new CEO came in and brought his people, many changes in direction of the company which has lead to many people leaving or being let go.
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Did not live up to my expectations
Cash Accounting Auditor (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAMay 28, 2017
Supervisors very rude. Only looked at the negative. Did not commend for positive. Character flaws. No compassion.
Overworked employees at Christmas time, Thanksgiving and New Year's . Worked weekends. After they were done working all of us they laid a lot of us off. Most employees felt used and not listened to. No compassion.
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Great company with solid training
General Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 10, 2017
CKE corporate restaurants, not franchise, are great company to work for. They invest a lot of time and money in developing their employees. Great place to start management carrier.
Pros
People work as a team
Cons
Hair smell like fries when you get home
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Shift Leader (Former Employee) –  Ocoee, FLMay 4, 2017
This company is not a good company to work for, the pay is low and they treat employees bad. If you move up in leadership, the pay is low and you are given more work. There is no work life balance.
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Hourly Associate (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAFebruary 28, 2017
Enjoyed working at CKE. Great management, co-workers was a place you could move around and move up at. Management was willing to listen to your ideas.
Pros
Free drinks and discount on food.
Cons
Benefits where expensive and pay could have been a little better
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Keep your head down
Project Manager-Sr. Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAFebruary 27, 2017
Be ready to work very long days and even longer nights. There are so many Managers running things but very few people doing the actual day to day work. No opportunities for advancement. No recognition of hard work unless you fix a lot of broken things. If you do your job well always implementing without issues, you will be forgotten since you never "saved the day".
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Great company with much change on the horizon
Internal Auditor (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 28, 2016
My duties required a lot of travel and independent reviews of both company units and franchise sales reporting - so my review of CKE will be a unique one. However, it was one that I will look fondly upon.

There were many great people to work with in all levels of management, operations, training, etc. I worked primarily with Hardee's Operations but did have occasions to work with the Carl's Jr team.

The corporate structure has changed. From 2014-2015, Hardee's sold a good majority of their company units to franchisees. More changes will come when they move both Carl's Jr and Hardee's offices to Nashville, TN.

Overall: This is a good company with steady growth.
Pros
Great people, flexible schedule, strong company
Cons
Lots of travel for this position. Some inefficiencies in store operations not resolved
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Not a friendly environment
Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAFebruary 26, 2016
This position is very busy placing and tracking orders and troubleshooting. My coworker was very helpful. The hardest part of the job was locating the tracking information.
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Very slow and not good place
Cook/Cashier/Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Rupert, IDFebruary 18, 2016
A typical day at work would be, a slow day with very few customers every so often. The workers liked to sit around and talk and get their stuff done very slowly. The hardest part of the job was trying to get people to do their work.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short breaks, slow people, not enough hours
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I loved working here
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Pomona, CAJanuary 25, 2016
If i had to choose a great place to start working at an early age it would have to be here. I learned so much working here ,the thing that i learned was how to use the register.Afterwards they taught me how to sanatize the fountain drink machine.The hardest part about the job was probably when the soda machines would run out of ice you would have to put it by hand.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
No Benefits
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very little training given before you are thrown into the job
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Ashland City, TNJanuary 2, 2016
needs more training by store mgt.
no consistancy in training
scheduling really needs attention
not condusive to a family needs
no team atmosphere
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Good place to work and fun because you have relationship guest and crew members
Carls Jr (Former Employee) –  El Cajon, CASeptember 11, 2015
It is a good place to work, as a manager you can make improvements in processes and procedures, which allows you to be more involved in the company, the constant rotation does not allow a change for the good of the company is maintained and mature as the new people who buy this company, coming up with new plans and ideas which the adaptation is easy but change takes much longer.

There is diversity of culture which makes a place with many different thoughts and ways of thinking, which makes it more competitive and makes surrender your 100% every day.
Pros
Good ambience and free lunch
Cons
District Manager without experience
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Day by Day
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  St Louis MOJuly 20, 2015
Each days presents it's own particular set of issues. Willing to be flexible is key and essential to the tasks. Suspense builds as the company contemplates a move.
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Okay Place to Work For a First Job
Pre-Closer (Current Employee) –  Washington, ILJune 21, 2015
I took this job simply because I wanted to help build my resume with things like work experience. I also wanted to be able to support personal financial goals. Not because it's what I like to do.

A typical day at work is a four to five hour shift that starts with "prep". You analyze the current inventory of patties, produce, etc, then make enough to get back to proper inventory levels. Work was at night typically starting at 4:00 P.M or 5:00 P.M.

The management was okay. They made sure labor percentage relative to profit was kept at an acceptable level, and would rush people to get their tasks done if it was getting high. The co-workers were mostly hard-working but some expressed clear laziness.

The hardest part of the job was getting out on time. Management would continually add to your responsibilities but not expand your shift to where you would indefinitely be late sometimes. The most enjoyable part was when I was able to help others achieve something they were having trouble with.
Pros
Discounts on food
Cons
Minimum wage, no benefits
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Regional management is great
Regional HR Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 2, 2015
Most enjoyed getting to visit the restaurants in the region and being proactive to manage employee relations issues. Enjoyed the recruiting aspects of my job.
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Great Company
Asset Protection Operatior (Former Employee) –  AnaheimMarch 30, 2015
My experience with CKE was great. I worked in the communication center which is the Loss Prevention center and also served as the onsite security for the building. I'm okay with working in a 24 hour facility so that wasn't a problem. The most enjoyable part of the job was working closely with management and the director.
Pros
On site gym
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Bad place to work
Payroll Banking Specialist (Former Employee) –  CarpinteriaNovember 3, 2014
Company moved from Carpinteria to Anaheim. Because the lease was up. 19 people out of work.
Pros
average
Cons
average
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Good job with a GREAT view!
Payroll Clerk (Current Employee) –  Carpinteria, CAJuly 31, 2014
Working at CKE Restaurants has been a wonderful learning experience. It has taught me countless Payroll skills and will continue to be used.
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horrible place to work for
GM (Former Employee) –  Riverside CaliforniaJuly 26, 2014
After being a Manager for over 19 years company have changed a lot , demanding to much time and to much effort for the minimum wage, company is not realistic on what they ask for , they expect 100 % compliance on QSC but labor matrix es ridiculous . Your job is always on the limbo if anything happens on your day off you will get fired just like that. RVPs have to many preferences if they like you will advance even if you are not the best GM someone can get fired for stealing and faking numbers but if the RVPS like you they will hired them back.
Pros
flexible schedules, depend who you work for
Cons
extremely stressful, no life
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good place to gain work experience
Payroll (Former Employee) –  Carpinteria,CAMarch 17, 2014
Work is busy, lots of interaction with employees
People Soft Payroll
Reconciliation
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