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.
Internal Auditor (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 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.
Great people, flexible schedule, strong company
Lots of travel for this position. Some inefficiencies in store operations not resolved
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.
Cook/Cashier/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Rupert, ID – February 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 !!!!!
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.