I started working at Hardee's 5 days before my 16th birthday I am 18 now and I am a shift leader. This coming July I will have worked at Hardee's for 3 years just to get me through high school and for when I go to college I will still be able to pay my bills. The General Manager is absolutely amazing on working around people's schedules and the days they need off. But the GM also keeps hiring back employees that have quit for multiple reasons, two of the main people who keep walking all over him are the highest paid shift leaders who don't do their job and has their head in their phone all throughout the shift. Since most of the people who still work there worked with me when I was a regular employee they give me no respect. I get blamed by the District Manager for stuff I didn't even know happened, some of which are on days I have off. We never get any type of encouragement or even a "thank you" from the GM or the DM. We have a huge turnover rate of employees mainly from no call no shows, also it is a common problem of employees coming in 2 hours late at least with no warning at all and they do not get written up for it. We always have a skeleton crew of 3 people and sometimes even 2 including the manager on nights, if we are lucky during the summer we might get 4 people on a shift, and it's extremely rare to have 5 people on a shift. It took a while to get a raise. I went to college out of state for a semester and when I came back I was promoted to shift leader. I worked there while I was going to high school, I didn't get off at 9p.m. like the law states since I was stillmore... underage and very rarely got breaks, and 99 times out of 100 we still can't do breaks because there is only 3 people working a shift. Everyone is running more than one position. We have employees who have worked there for 6 months who still cannot do anything productive or to help the rest of the team. The drama is extreme because we have 2 sets of couples who work there but on different shifts. We have some of the laziest workers i have ever met, they dont clean before they leave for shift change, night shift has had to clean up after morning shift because as soon as night shift gets on the clock morning shift leaves. One of the worst parts is the cleaning because if you don't start on time or if we get a rush then we won't be able to start cleaning till close. Last night we closed at 11p.m. and I didn't clock out until 1 this morning. I can't count the times I have been sick that is contagious and I still had to go into work because we are so understaffed, we only have 7 people including myself and the other night shift manager who works nights on a regular basis. Positive things about working at Hardee's is getting the days off you need with a valid reason. I love some of my coworkers and they are like family, others on some days I want to beat them in the head with a sack of nickels. If you can deal with all of the BS that happens on a daily basis it's a great place to work while you are in high school as your first job. Pay has gotten a lot better as of the past few weeks. There is also quite a bit of down time so you can sit down and rest or take a smoke break quite a couple of times a night, other times we don't have a chance to go to the bathroom because we are so busy. The pros outweigh the cons of working at Hardee's, you have to deal with the drama and the normal mess at any other job but you won't get paid as good or have as much downtime at any other place. And most of the time you are able to choose if you want to work 5 eight hour days or 4 ten hour days.less
Awesome GM more or less good coworkers, able to get overtime, laid back crew and managers. DM helpsbas much as possible, making friends with coworkers, 40+ hour weeks during the summer.
No breaks on night shift, may not able to leave until about 2 or 3 hours after close, less time with your family, attitude of employees and customers.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Richlands, VA – June 23, 2016
working for hardees was great up until my last year there. ive met tons of different people and ive gained tons of friends but there comes a time when you decide that you deserve better than what your getting. hours started decreasing making it hard to support your family working as a manager was fun, stressful at times, and challenging.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – June 23, 2016
Horrible management from top to bottom. The managers like to utilize cameras but they only see what they want to see. The managers work 80 or more hours a week at some times. They never see a bonus or any extra compensation
Cook (Former Employee) – Midlothian, IL – June 22, 2016
Store was kept clean, Manager's were very welcoming. Lots of smiles and great food service. I worked night 10pm-6am I made lots of greats friend; Co-workers and Non-Co-Workers. Learned alot about Money Management while work there. Wish the Store would not have closed down. I really enjoyed my stay.
Baker/Cook (Former Employee) – Ocoee, FL – June 15, 2016
i cook/bake clean my co workers was fair to work with i enjoy cooking i cook all my life i cook for family and friends. the hardest problem was when i to many orders i didn't have help.i clean the bathroom mope clean up back line wash dishes
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Bailey, NC – June 14, 2016
A Typical Day At Work Is Great With Getting To Learn New Skills, And Helping My Customers Get What They Need. The Management Here Was Very Poor, The Manger Would Only Do The Right Thing When The GM Comes. The Co-workers Where Very Nice And Easy To Get Along With Making My Days There Better. The Hardest Part Of My Job Was Getting Food Out On Time So My Customers Would Not Be Upset. The Most Enjoyable Part About Working Is Closing And Knowing I Did A Great Job Without Little To No Mistakes.