crew (Former Employee), Normal, IL – July 17, 2014
Pros: discount on food
I truly enjoyed working at Hardee's because I loved the daily customers and working with the employees. A typical day at work would be giving good customer service, cashier frontline and drive-thru, stocking and cleaning. ITs fast pace but always slow I just knew how to keep myself busy. The hardest part of the job was sometimes the customers because – more... they could be rude but I knew how to handle myself in a situation and who to go to if anything was to happen. – less
A typical day was slow at first but at lunch it got hectic. I learned how to mutitask on running front line and drive tru at the same time. Some co workers didn't take the job as serious as I did. The hardest part of that job was Saturday mornings. I would have a panic attack before work and would ask the manager for some saturdays off but they wouldnt – more... grant it to me. The most thing I got to enjoy was getting the experience of working. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Hinesville, GA – July 15, 2014
Cons: short breaks
In my course of a year working for Hardee's, the employees here have not earned a raise even after they have been promoted from crew member to shift leader. We have went through a total of 9 General Managers. Days and hours are never consistent. In two weeks I went from 50 hours to 23 hours.
Cashier (Current Employee), Pendleton, IN – July 15, 2014
I love our everyday customers; I generally know the times they all come in. I enjoy my co-workers, they keep the day going and we all do good on the job. Its my first fast food job. Hardest part of the job is not making customers happy.
Manager (Current Employee), floridia – July 6, 2014
Pros: free meals.
Cons: no over time
the job it self is ok, but the expectation from upper management is unrealistic. I have learned that things are not always better somewhere else. My co workers feel beat down. The hardest part of the job is trying to make the unrealistic expectations. drive times as well as not being able to order what is needed for the store. simple things such as – more... name tags, cleaning supply's, fixing of equipment in a timely manner. Not being able to use each employee up to 40 hrs they can only work 28. as well as not being hired at a better wage if experience permits. constantly being told that this is not acceptable. no training hours for the crew. old broken down equipment. wasting money fixing instead of just replacing. computers out dated causing issues with service times, coupons that don't work or cant be rung up. The most enjoyable part of my job is the customers that keep coming back day after day. – less
Basic Management Training (Former Employee), York, PA – July 3, 2014
Pros: friendly, advancement oppurtunities
Cons: wage, previously was a very stressful enviroment
I strive greatly on learning, especially in an environment where I spend a good deal of my time. I feel much more secure when I am able to do just about anything in my surroundings. I would love nothing more than to succeed in their company, but I can not survive on the wage, unfortunately. This company allowed me to learn so much and advance very quickly. – more... I believe some much needed changes in management have been made so their success can only continue. I wish them all the best of luck. It is also a wonderful feeling knowing I will always be welcome somewhere similar to home! – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Blytheville, AR – July 1, 2014
Cons: low pay, too many workers, rude management
As a cashier, I was expected to handle all tasks in the front of the restaurant, including: cleaning the lobby, cleaning the restrooms, serving customers (as if I was a waiter), take out the trash, and handle the cash transactions with customers. Management was pretty rude, especially when you were doing something else and there would be a sudden influx – more... of customers. You were also not able to take tips from customers, but were supposed to wait on them as if it was a casual dining experience and not fast food. Some co-workers could get away with doing nothing, while others are overworked, just because they were friends with managers. Overall, I couldn't recommend working somewhere with an environment like this. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Quitman MS – June 24, 2014
Pros: some times you could eat free.
Cons: no breaks.
I would ether open or close wish means I ran the shift was over like 10 at sometimes was over the money and made sure the food was correct and the customers was happy. I love working with the public and with my staff. There was nothing really hard for me I just enjoy working with the public.
Managing expectations and fulfilling daily objectives
Crew Member (Former Employee), Green Bay, WI – June 24, 2014
Pros: discount prices
Cons: handling angry customers
Hardee's offers the general first job basis with greeting and satisfying customers. You learn to work with others in order to achieve your objectives for the day. Everyday was unpredictable; sometimes you had to manage yourself and deal with everyone's attitude weather they were great or not. Definitely the most enjoyable part of the job would be to – more... positively get the objectives done like inventory and cleaning. The hardest part would be dealing with angry customers. It was a great learning experience to balance everyone's expectations of the restaurant. – less
Backline Cook (Former Employee), Gillette, WY – June 22, 2014
This job was a very well balanced employment life style. The managers set up and scheduled all of the employees two weeks in advance. The in house advancements were amazing. Overall, this job and the hospitality made employment enjoyable every day.