Taco Bell Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
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Pros
  • You can get free food, freedom to make your own flexible schedule (in 54 reviews)

  • They allow a flexible schedule, company values and they are understanding of personal life (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • always on your feet no breaks, always dealing with customers, very long hours at times (in 29 reviews)

  • Management is lazy and the pay is minimum wage for nearly every other employee (in 27 reviews)

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    It's a great experience to get under your belt, and a great place for quick advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Taco Bell

    Pros

    There is quick advancement in the company. A lot of teamwork is needed and also built into the company's culture. It's a fun environment when there is a good team working.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of changes in the company that sometimes it gets difficult to keep up. A lot of politics in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to some of the crew members demeanor and attitudes when arriving at a store, although they may say everything is alright, they are too AFRAID to tell you the truth!!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very hard work, on your feet the whole shift, unfair work practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Taco Bell Shift Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Taco Bell Shift Leader in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Taco Bell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None I found nothing beneficial about working for this company. All I got was corns and bunions. Don't do it to worth the wear and tear on your body.

    Cons

    Very long hours, mandatory overtime periodically, depending on manager no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform employees before making schedule changes, people have other priorities especially when no notice if given but it's expected the employees give notice when time off is needed. Unprofessional people work for this company in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hate my job here, its a suck up feast (Current Team Trainer)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Taco Bell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours, at times you can get free food (varies based on Managers, some let you eat, others do not)

    Cons

    1. MANAGEMENT IS LAZY!- Don't get me wrong, there are certainly some managers who work hard and try their best. However, the majority of managers (especially the general manager and assistant general manager) are lazy morons. They sit on their butts all day yelling orders and never try to help out. They always place the blame on crew members who are forced to do all the work. Crew is forced to run back and forth, prepare food, clean up...ect while managers simply sit on their butts or walk around and "Supervise"

    2. BRUTAL CUSTOMERS- This is one of the biggest reasons why this job is unbearable. The people who eat here are the pickiest, most demanding people ever. They thing that we must bow to them because "the customer is always right", a phrase which is moronic in my opinion, especially when the customer lies about a mess up order in order to receive free food (literally happens every day) .

    3. CRAPPY PAY. Working at taco bell, you're suppose to receive a rise after 6 months or so. However this is not a reality. You start at minimum wage if you have no prior experience, which is completely understandable, but its difficult to get a rise. Expect for the managers who receive a bonus for work that the crew members do. Even as a Team trainer, i still make minimum wage.

    4. SPEED. Every corporate owned Taco Bell is expected to get the Drive-Thru food out in 55 sec (during the day in weekdays) and 75 sec (night shift and weekends) Thats in total from when you arrive at the speaker, until you leave the window. This time varies from store to store depending on sales. If time is not meet, then blame is placed on crew. Speed is a big deal for Taco bell , and i know it is fast food, but it is difficult to make large orders in 55 or 75 secs. Especially when customers make it very difficult to be nice.

    5. SUCK UP FEAST- This has been true according to all the TB employees i have meet, The only way to get ahead, or even get a rise, is to suck up to your Superiors. Laugh at terrible jokes, try to bond with them with fake interests, rat out co-workers...ect. One thing is for sure, hard work goes unnoticed and unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do work and show appreciation to Crew

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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