Team Member (Former Employee), Salem, IN – August 2, 2015
Pros: smoke breaks
Cons: no benefits
I was mainly hired to do food prep because no one wanted to teach me how to counter or food line. Only worked 4 hours for two days and they always wanted me to work late when i was still in high school. i would do my daily duties plus some other peoples duties as well.
Crew Member/Cashier (Current Employee), Syracuse, NY – August 2, 2015
A typical day on the job would be helping your team make sure that the customer is always happy, that the inventory is well stocked for the next shift, and that the food protocol is properly being followed. I have learned to work well with others no matter our differences and how to go through an interviewing process. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with unruly customers but you'll run into that anywhere, mostly it has been an enjoyable experience.
Shift Leader (Former Employee), Pontiac, MI – August 2, 2015
Easily influence. You do not have to worry about promotions, but you need to worry about people being your boss who doesn't know about majority of the store. They allow you to have a voice, but they decide whether it get put into affect.
Cashier (Former Employee), Baytown, TX – August 1, 2015
Ensured each customer received outstanding customer service utilizing solid product knowledge by providing a friendly environment, which included greeting and acknowledging every customer and maintaining outstanding company
Crew (Former Employee), Gladstone, OR – August 1, 2015
Cons: treatment of employees
Great job to help build a work history, I would not recommend attempting to make a career here. The work is not hard, but is fast paced, don't expect to be making more than minimum wage anywhere for the first year.
Crew/ Management (Former Employee), Southport, IN – August 1, 2015
Never work for Taco Bell. They will write you bad checks, as they did me and the place I cashed it at tried to take me to court, which wasn't happening because Taco Bell wrote the check. How does a check bounce from a million dollar company?? Beats me.
General Manager (Former Employee), Richmond VA – August 1, 2015
Pros: There were no pros to this company
Cons: gang related activity, poor management in the corporate office
Taco Bell suffered from lack of enthusiasm and poor management. It was very difficult to maintain a good clean environment due to the types of people who were allowed to be managers. Taco Bell has a wonderful ambition for new exciting things but they do not have the right people to back it up. The management is not a team no matter how hard you try to make it a team. I held several meetings and had many personal meetings with corporate. There was just no saving it in this area.
cashier/frycook/cook (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TX – July 31, 2015
Pros: i wouldnt have to go no where for lunch cause i worked at taco bell
taco bell is all about accuracy and speediness. the management there was fine.I learned a lot of stuff there like good communication skills and I learn how to multitask there as well.and the most enjoyable thing about my job was communicating with are regulars and normal employes.
Crew Member (Former Employee), Riverton, Wyoming – July 31, 2015
Pros: free drinks, medical after a year.
Cons: short breaks review once a year.
great place to work for, not for someone who's dedicated, you'll end up over worked and under paid. they lack the abilities to help there employees move up, i've been there over a year and have had one review, a same person had the same raise as me in half the time, employees are not appreciated here, time to move on, the hardest part of this job is dealing with the mass amount of orders and no shows.
Employee (Current Employee), Lancaster, CA – July 31, 2015
Working at Taco Bell is a great starter job. You easily develop communication skills and customer service. The job does get boring though and you find yourself just trying to kill time. The hardest part would probably be having synergy with co-workers because if someone is off then there is a ripple effect that occurs. The best part would be that you just gain a lot of experience and confidence as you work.
Crew Employee (Former Employee), Pearl Harbor, HI – July 30, 2015
Working at Taco Bell consisted of stocking the kitchen, taking food orders, and keeping the establishment clean, to say the least. There was rarely a dull moment, and I enjoyed the fast pace environment. I learned that fast food restaurants are more than people making food. Being on the inside looking out as an employee, I learned the accuracy and dedication required to constantly feed people by the hands of my managers and fellow crew members. Everyone who assisted me with my questions showed me the ropes and trained me with the skills needed to thrive in customer service. The hardest part of being a cashier was when I was the sole register open in the store. I would not let the huge lines stop me from doing my job and I always survived the rush. The best part of my job was simply being a crew member. All the responsibilities bestowed upon me allowed me to grow as a person and learn more about how things work.