Del Taco Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Paul J. B. Murphy III
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, part time &/or full time available, opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Food is alright and tastes better with employee discount (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The location offered great pay, unfortunately that great pay ended up being minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

  • Promotion takes work, cooks bring you into their drama, customers can be very rude, misunderstandings happens between crews at shift changes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Team Leader/Member

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Cashier in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Cashier in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Del Taco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment. And teaches great leadership skills.

    Cons

    Not enough Del Tacos in the Michigan Area


  2. Shift Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very little pros to working here

    Cons

    Management, impossible standards to maintain

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. very little help.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader/Manager in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader/Manager in Elk Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Del Taco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good hours if you're a decent employee. I've even seen bad employees get pretty good hours. If you're a manger/shift leader, you get free lunches (up to 5.00, then anything after that is half off.). Fellow co workers could become pretty good friends.

    Cons

    The reason you get so many hours is because they're too stingy to hire enough employees. You're constantly short handed. For example, you could be the only cashier at times and be running front, speaker, drive thru, and bagging at the same time. It gets very stressful, like makes you want to rip your hair out stressful. Certain mangers wont help you when you need it so youre usually on your own. If there does happen to be one other employee, a lot of the times one of you are stocking or cleaning dine that you're still on your own. You're very lucky if you have three cashiers for a shift. The managers can be quite mean unless you're their favorites. I was treated pretty well however a lot of my coworkers were treated fairly bad by certain managers. When you do happen to get a promotion to shift leader, the general manager takes as long as possible to give you the title, let alone the raise. You're basically doing manager tasks for team member wages.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. The store makes enough sales for you to.


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  5. Cashier/Shift Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Del Taco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful, nice and the working environment is great. Manager needs to help more instead of been absent.

    Cons

    There are some regular costumers whom are a handful.


  6. Cook BOH

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    Current Employee - Cook BOH in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cook BOH in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Del Taco part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a Fun Energetic group of people

    Cons

    Very fast pace, Laborous, lift 50pd box of frozen fries & dry pinto bean bag

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Flexible but busy

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    Current Employee - Team Member/Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member/Cashier in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Del Taco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good manager.

    Cons

    Really gets busy and can be very difficult work for minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help.


  8. Del Taco on a Timer

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    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Del Taco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small place. The work is alright if you work the grill, I guess.

    Cons

    One person making fries, quesadillas, burgers, beans, chicken, steak, AND heating up things for the other parts of the store? It's not too bad, except when lunch or dinner rush hits. Then things get crazy and your manager fusses at you for not being "fast enough" when you're just trying to follow the damn cooking times and health protocols. And if you burn the made-in-store beans? Expect the management to yell at you about how those beans are essentially the lifeblood of the store and crucial to sales and "why didn't you take care of them when they were ready?", even though you had your hands full at the time and couldn't do anything in the middle of lunch rush.

    Advice to Management

    BE REALISTIC, I'M ONLY HUMAN


  9. No Respect No Gratitude

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Del Taco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The food and the concept is excellent.

    Cons

    Corporate has no idea what the field needs are. The are turning Management into paper pushing secretaries. No clue about all the favoritism that occurs. Profit monger s and threats...false promises.

    Advice to Management

    You can get a clue about how to cough up some labor dollars so your teams can do what you want. Don't allow Area Management to favor labor to certain stores for any reason. Make sure you don't buy into the butt kissers and b.s. you are being told. Invest in your employees today because many will be there for you tomorrow. Give your managers a voice too!


  10. Good Starter

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Del Taco part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunity for advancement, Worked great for me when I was going to high school and had football games and practice.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Sometimes it gets crazy busy and there is not always an adequate number of employees. It also gets very hot in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee education and sales tactics so the employees can upsell products. Hire more staff during the busy time.


  11. shift manager

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Hesperia, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Hesperia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Del Taco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to meet new people everyday and customer service and satisfaction is one of my favorite things

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages for management and employees in general



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