Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Pomona, CA – January 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.
Good place to work and fun because you have relationship guest and crew members
Carls Jr (Former Employee) – El Cajon, CA – September 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.
Pre-Closer (Current Employee) – Washington, IL – June 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.
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.
GM (Former Employee) – Riverside California – July 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.
Crew Trainer (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – December 17, 2013
Helped me multitask Helped me to take customers seriously Helped me to understand work place environments Very demanding job, very fast paced Perfect for first time job seekers Warning this job requires a lot of focus and determination Great way to build up your job experience
50% off lunches and 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after your shift
short breaks, alot of effort for minimum wage, extremely demanding on feet all day, constantly moving
General Manager (Former Employee) – Salem, NC – September 15, 2013
A typical day at work was being very productive and ensuring best customer service to each guest. Staying positive and let your smile be seen and heard through the phone. I was the General Manager so it was very important that I was a role model for my staff to get desired results as established and implemented by the company.
The hardest part was when we have price changes the customers doesn't like that at all..however I could convince them that our products was worth the increase.
I learned a lot of techinical skills as well as customer service (the big piece if the whole pie). I learned things about human resources and labor law and following guidelines.
My most enjoyable part of the day was ensuring the best customer service as possible and making MY customer happy !!!!!
Cashier (Current Employee) – Ogden, UT – May 10, 2013
A typical work day at CKE restaurants is fast paced with a great amount of customer interaction. Constantly multitasking and working closely with management. Management at my store is outstanding and the co-workers are great! The hardest part of this job is keeping up with expected customer service times. I enjoy interacting with guests and working with an excellent crew.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Aiea, HI – April 1, 2013
Everyday was a new challenge despite it starting in a fast food restaurant. Though the mornings when I had to open started the same way, there was always the seniors that would stop by and make the morning a little bit brighter. Lunch time was usually a busy time but everything was taken care of in a quick, timely manner - by around 1-2PM it died down to one or two customers here and there. Which in return gave us ample time to clean up and restock from the rush. Being a part of management, the rest of the managers there were decent to work with. A couple of them had problems here and there but we all still got along pretty well. The crew members were always a source of (somewhat) entertainment and always willing to learn something new. I learned a lot of things that pertained to prep work for food, better time management, stock management, and more efficient cash handling. I also learned how to properly train new workers and hire. The hardest part of the job was towards the end before the store closed. We had a lot of problems with running out of stock and customers not appreciating it. Many understood, but many others did not. The most enjoyable parts of my job was working with the many different customers and the regulars, and learning all of the things that I did. Also, having a very understanding supervisor/owner was very nice too. If I had the chance to, I would work for her again.
Working for CKE Restaurants is a busy job day to day, Being on the Ohio turnpike, you must be able to handle stress in a timely manner, as you are busy almost all the time. Summer is especially crazy as folks are taking summer vacations, however must customers are friendly. You must also be able to do numerous tasks at one time, as help may not always be there.
50% off food during your shift, work well around life, school schedule
no raises after years of being there, no help if you need it.