Pros: 50% off your lunch, up to $5. free drinks anytime, even while working. when new products come out, you are allowed to try it for free once.
Cons: 10-minute breaks go very fast, large volume of customers, very fast-paced environment
Working at Taco Bell is easy if you don't mind working. The tasks are simple, the products are fairly easy to remember, and the menu is always changing, giving the opportunity to avoid boredom in the workplace.
A typical day at work:
Walk in, clock on, and take a look around. If there are any customers that need to be helped, help them. If it looks like a co-worker is struggling with a task or could use a hand, help them out. If everything looks under control, go over to the daily board to find out what your position is that day. For example, if your job is drive-thru, offer a break to the person currently at drive-thru, take over for them, and see if everything is stocked (i.e. cups, lids, straws, hot sauce packets, etc.). Make sure all the soda spouts are full of syrup and that everything needed is turned on and in working condition.
What I learned: The more you work at Taco Bell, the quicker you can become at performing the same tasks. When a large volume of customers comes in, and you are able to handle it all by yourself, that proves to be a huge quality, and management takes a liking to it.
The hardest part of the job: Sometimes co-workers will call out, or not enough hours remain on the schedule, or the head office thinks it will be a slow day, and you might end up short-handed. It can become very difficult to keep up with things when you don't have as many people there as you were supposed to.
The most enjoyable part of the job: Rewards are given to workers that can obtain good customer reviews. As long as you smile, are friendly, and do your job, it is easy to obtain – more... these good reviews, and keep management on your good side. – less