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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Reviews

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3.5
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57%
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85%
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Dave Gagnon
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "There a many pros but the free food is the best(in 12 reviews)

  • "Friendly people, keeps you busy, good food, easy job(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, stopped giving raises due to minimum wage going up in California(in 6 reviews)

  • "They work the employees for little pay(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Line cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time

    Pros

    the management is friendly and nice

    Cons

    The lack of hours between too many employees

    Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2018-10-04
  2. "I had way too much pressure placed on me for a minor/high school student."

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    Former Employee - Line Cook/Cashier in Northglenn, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Food 30 minute break Great coworkwrs

    Cons

    Bad management Over working (Most of the shifts I worked, I had to stay much later, a lot of times even past minor curfew) Unfair payment. Despite all the jobs I had learned (cashier, line cook, tortilla, prep, and dish) my pay was only 30 cents above minimum wage. They recently hired new workers, with less experience than me and they are getting paid $1+ more than me. Deception from manager Poor scheduling leading to...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't let your own selfish desires (and sexist views) be known at work. Also, please learn how to schedule correctly. Don't continue hiring people who don't show up, or when they do they don't do anything.

    Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2019-05-07
  3. "Minimum wage but friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Almost fun to work there

    Cons

    Low pay for pretty much everyone but owners, I'd guess.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

    Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2019-04-26
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Job has descent pay for employees

    Cons

    Store stays open til 11 on some days.

    Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2019-04-12
  5. "I worked at Cafe Rio for 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a good environment

    Cons

    Not the best management, bullies

    Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2019-02-07
  6. "Decent Work Environment, Fast Pace"

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      Former Employee - Line Cook in San Dimas, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      fun place to work, great food. food is all prepared the day of

      Cons

      very inefficient, would often be told to stay over my assigned shift.

      Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2019-01-30
    • "High stress, high pay"

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      Current Employee - Cashier in Spanish Fork, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay, building teamwork and structure

      Cons

      Stressful with some bad management

      Advice to Management

      Nothing

      Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2018-11-25
    • "Fun Work Environment"

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      Former Employee - Cashier in Chandler, AZ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Upbeat restaurant with always something to do. Free meals on break + drinks. Great discount on meals while off work.

      Cons

      Not enough hours. No tips are allowed.

      Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2018-09-05
    • "Loved the Culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill part-time

      Pros

      *Strong Managenent *Strong Culture * always busy

      Cons

      None what so ever at all

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2018-08-25
    • "Dishwasher"

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

      I worked at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill full-time

      Pros

      Free food sometimes that's about it every thing else sucks

      Cons

      Drama always. Busy stress dirty deppresed

      Cafe Rio Mexican Grill2018-09-29
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