Yoshinoya America Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Southern California

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Yoshinoya America

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

    Pros

    New executive team has been in place for over a year. Big focus on improving both the guest and employee experience. Sales hare up more than 7%. Lot's of changes internally, but most are badly needed and long overdue. Big plans for renovating all the stores and updating the brand. New store on Manchester by LAX shows the potential of good things to come.

    Cons

    The stores are beat-up and need to be remodeled. Parent company has committed to investing millions.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course and give the current employees a chance to learn and adapt to all the changes.


  2. Company is great, Franchises not so much

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

    I have been working at Yoshinoya America full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Solid company to work for, structured and professional

    Cons

    Franchise owners are loose cannons doing whatever they please

    Advice to Management

    Wrangle up the Franchise owners and whip them into shape, they are giving you a bad name.


  3. The food is what did it for me. Lol

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Yoshinoya America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    50% meal discount, and learn how to prepare the menu at home.

    Cons

    Not even a decent break room. Breaks are a joke; 10min really? Lol if soda cups fell on the ground, the manager didnt hesitate to put those dirty cups back up for sale; so unsanitary. Horrible pay $8.00. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the store's break room; happy employees equals happy team work, equals more loyal employees.


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    I worked in the kitchen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Yoshinoya America part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    working as a chef and learning kitchen skills. Fringe benefit of meals.

    Cons

    Work like a mule back there for very little pay. Kitchen work is hard. You do everything back there from cleaning, prepping, lifting, cooking. You will have to multitask as orders come in. Back in the day there was no computers. You have to remember all the orders while cooking and moving items around. You should also expect to smell like crap everyday and also get rice burns and oil burns. Try to work as a cashier if you can because its far easier. You just run the cash register and clean the dining area. If you are a man you will probably be put in the kitchen. If you are a woman you get the cash register duty.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people in the back more for what they put up with.


  6. Horrible service and bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen in Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Kitchen in Covina, CA

    I have been working at Yoshinoya America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    workers are friendly and very funny

    Cons

    no raise, bad management, unreliable manager.

    Advice to Management

    a raise won't hurt


  7. The work is overwhelming, the pay is a joke and management has its head up its arse!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Yoshinoya America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you go to Santa Monica College and need some cash on the side, this place may be an option. It's not more than a 5 minute drive to the College.

    Cons

    Be ready to put up with terrible customers, a draconican district manager and unprofessional coworkers. You are basically on your own as far as keeping the store in tip-top shape, given that the manager expects three workers to do the job of five.

    Advice to Management

    You complain that the store looks like crap, and that customer-waiting-times are too long, but you don't give us more people per shift to improve the quality of customer service.



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