Taco Bueno Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
19 Reviews
2.8
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Typical First Fast Food Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Taco Bueno part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced. Quick to promote from within. Not very many benefits offered to crew members. You need to be able to multitask with a smile. We mostly dealt with broke college students and upper-middle class baby boomers.

    Cons

    Poor training and scheduling. Very demanding and high maintenance. There wasn't an actual crew trainer who trained the new employees, so other employees were forced to teach the newbies and that lead to a chaotic work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistent with training. With Managers in Training (MiT) and Crew Members. If you're lax on one MiT, the entire store suffers. Offer to pay your employees more than just the minimum wage and they might be willing to stay with the company for longer than three months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Inconsistent in their approach to operating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taco Bueno full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy access to promotions.
    Flexible scheduling.
    Free or reduced food.
    Offers the ability to transfer if moving.

    Cons

    Pay is very poor and in no way reflects the amount of work that is asked to be provided.
    Vacation structure is very poor and unattainable for many.
    Will make anyone a manager, which leads to very poor choices in management and an unstable environment.
    Expected to meet strict goals while still maintaining a reduced staff.
    Offers very little incentives or benefits for employees and management alike.
    High turnover due to hiring practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing stores to hire family members! This cause a lot of conflict and adversity. Set standards for hiring managers. Too often many people without the proper skill set are made managers and the outcome is poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Catoosa, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Catoosa, OK

    I worked at Taco Bueno full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food for management great pay great people to work with meet new people and get to see how good is made

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care bout anyone but them selves. Difficult place to work due to the constant change in upper management and they come in with a new style of approach on how to run the restaurant and changes everything then gets transferred or fired within 2 months. Company does not care bout customers at all it's all bout how we can save a dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap listen to your managers and employees . Look to move someone up or pay more from within instead of hiring someone outside for more pay or higher job titles. Anyone can lie on a application

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Typical Fast Food Gig

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Taco Bueno part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Typical Fast Food Job: Hourly Pay
    Rote, easy work

    Cons

    Little variety
    Obvious favoritism based on race
    If they could pay you less than minimum wage, they would

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Language Barriers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Line Cook in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Line Cook in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Taco Bueno part-time

    Pros

    Quick advancement opportunities. Friendly staff. Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Most of the employees dont speak English 100% makes it difficult to communicate while on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more english speaking employees. Better working conditions its way too hot to stand for more than 5hrs a shift. Better communication between a management and employees about staying extra hours. There have been many times where manager has asked me to stay and extra two hours right as im clocking out at the end of my shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    not to good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Taco Bueno full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO is great and the food is wonderful

    Cons

    personal growth, very politicle, horrible compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoy my job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at Taco Bueno full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with my schedule. Decent pay, great location. Friendly District Manager.

    Cons

    They don't offer health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get health insurance and keep your employees healthy !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at as a first job, while still in high school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member, Cashier in Haslet, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member, Cashier in Haslet, TX

    I have been working at Taco Bueno part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule & break you can free. I learned life and real world experience plus a good work ethic was instilled.

    Cons

    No raises unless the minimum pay wages is changed in the state of Texas and lack of leadership and professionalism. Sometimes your expected to multi-task and take orders through drive-trough, front register and collect money and hand out food in drive through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the hard working employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company in Crisis and maybe in bankruptcy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Farmers Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Farmers Branch, TX

    I worked at Taco Bueno full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for but, not anymore after taking over by Equity Firm

    Cons

    Do to the financial difficulty, almost no befits, frequently changing the bonus program during the year to making sure the majority of the manager don't make the bonus, labor cut, quality cut, higher prices and they removed the respect for people from their cornerstone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By taking care of your people and products you may be able to reverse the negative sales trends and save the company from bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Due to lower sales no growth opportunity. Company is in the process of down sizing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Taco Bueno full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good team work, promote with in for best performers. Good training program.

    Cons

    Labor hours are cut due to negative sales trend. Poor employee moral due to not adequate hours for hourly employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develope good culture in the company. Structure bonus program that is attractive to GM's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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