Tijuana Flats Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Brad Kaemmer
25 Ratings

Pros
  • Great training, fun environment, expanding (in 4 reviews)

  • Cool Environment, Fun, Laid Back (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • split shifts between morning shift and closing shift (in 4 reviews)

  • The training is very poor (well at my store at least) new girls are scheduled very little hours and are always first cut (in 4 reviews)

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  1. FOH

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tijuana Flats

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Closed on Holidays
    Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Very different since changes in corporate occurred.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Job While in College

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tijuana Flats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible with my schedule
    - Great work environment
    - Discounted food :)
    - pretty good pay for a college kid
    - My manager and team members got along great and many of us were friends
    - they always try to hire and promote within

    Cons

    - Taco Tuesday
    - I always left smelling like fried tortillas
    - Even though they were flexible with my schedule, not having a set amount of hours each week or knowing exactly which shifts I would work, made it hard to plan sometimes.
    - I worked there fro four years and had over 10 different managers

    Advice to Management

    It really does depend on your store managers. Just as long as they are hard working and care about their employees, then the store will run smoothly. I had a couple managers who would just stand in the back and not help out when needs, luckily those managers didn't last long.


  3. Helpful (2)

    sexist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tijuana Flats

    Pros

    It was a fun environment but they are very sexist, especially in kitchens and management

    Cons

    They have very self centered managers and while working in the kitchen I felt very strange being the only female.

    Advice to Management

    Don't act like females especially in the kitchen are any less than the other employees.


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  5. Great

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

    I have been working at Tijuana Flats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have always told the truth about what I may expect

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations at times...but hey, that's the way it is everywhere.


  6. Unrealistic Expectations

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    Current Employee - Food Runner, Floor, and Cashier in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Food Runner, Floor, and Cashier in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Tijuana Flats part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is very charitable and the 50% discount is great.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations and having different trainers makes things very complicated. I was told two different things and when I chose one, it was always wrong to someone else. Management listens to long time employees rather than employers themselves which meant shorter hours for people who got complained on for not being liked.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both stories from different employees


  7. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Tijuana Flats full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture, opportunity to grow, training, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Stressful, very fast paced, long hours, salary, organization among franchise stores.

    Advice to Management

    Not working manager in hourly positions to cut down on labor and to give more incentive to third manger to grow: bonus, higher salary.


  8. Overall pretty good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at Tijuana Flats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hiring on the spot
    Freedom of hair, tattoo and expression
    Management is understanding

    Cons

    Pay is not always consistent

    Advice to Management

    More creativity


  9. run away as fast as you can

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tijuana Flats

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours and schedule. Nice to have the seven holidays off a year that don't effect your 2 days off a week

    Cons

    I was a GM and my supervisor showed favorites to my assistants. He never followed through with promises. Promises raises that never happend pay there is very poor for the food industry prob 30 to 40 percent below industry average. Was told from day one in my training store " if you want to make money your with the wrong company ". Also health insurance is a joke 420 dollars a chk taken out.

    Advice to Management

    Assistants are assistants . YOUR NOT THE GM. Area supervisors back your gm take his word over assistants.


  10. Front of house Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front of House in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Front of House in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Tijuana Flats part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty cool environment and the company is nice.

    Cons

    Biased, probably on of the worst serving jobs I've had, they cut employees 1-2 hours after their shift begins

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, you're a lost cause.


  11. Helpful (1)

    FOH staff

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    Current Employee - FOH in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - FOH in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Tijuana Flats part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -50% food and retail
    -Fun environment
    -For a teen, mostly people the same age makes for easier coworkers to get along with.
    -Even though the tips are shared, I make between 5-30 dollars a shift through just tips. Makes the bad hours a little better.

    Cons

    -GM teaches core values but doesn't follow them himself. He plays favorites when it comes to schedules and who gets cut first. I'll be scheduled for 5 shifts for the week by a Store Manager but then the GM will go and delete 1 or 2. He tells me to work for my hours and prove that I want it but when I'm there, I am nonstop moving, cleaning, restocking, helping guests,etc. I am always doing something but he'll go and pick a little thing to get on me about. The store manager gave me 5 shifts for a reason, that's where the favoritism comes in with the GM.
    -On Hotschedules, it'll say 12pm-3pm. It ends up turning into 12-1 or 1:30. How am I supposed to make any money with 1 1/2 hours?
    -GM says that guests come first but I'll be in the middle of doing something for a guest and he tells me to do something else, I tell him what I'm doing and he tells me to do what he says first. He talks to the guests like they're annoying him and he's a hypocrite with what he teaches. It's not right.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same.
    Do things yourself when everyone else is busy.
    Give us more hours.
    I have labor laws because I'm under 18 but I can work more than just 2 hours a day.



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