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  1. "Excellant genuine family resteraunt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant part-time

    Pros

    Fernando and Mia are very good to work for. They have a very excellant food .the atmosphere is lovely. The customers are always smiling at the dining experience they love. Great tips. Family owned.

    Cons

    Split shifts and hot summer make you sweat

    Advice to Management

    To keep up on the great job....


  2. "Great college student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When it's packed.... it's packed

    Cons

    Too much inside crap effects business

  3. "Great co-workers, little room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Half off break food during shift, flexible schedule, great relationships formed with "typical" management

    Cons

    Unable to advance once placed on front of house work, little money made on lunch shifts and some weekend nights, especially during the spring and winter months. Shifts vary from 3 to 10 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Try being more considerate of employees health issues, and family emergencies. Training for front of house duties needs to be more thorough, as many of the "newer" employees only received minimal training and were not proficient in the menu and performing the basic tasks required to do the job efficiently


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management Ever."

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Erie, MI
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Erie, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible tips, allowed to take as many tables as you can handle (typically given 5-7 at a time.)
    One of the old Managers & Co-Owners (Clyde) left recently, but he was one of the best managers I've had in my entire life.

    Cons

    Fairly unsanitary practices. Wendy's was eons ahead of La Fiesta on cleanliness, maintenance, food preparation, hygiene, regular practices. Lupe (One of the Co-Owners) used to take drastic measures to save every penny. She would often complain about needing to do so because she couldn't afford her $60,000 GMC.
    Those included:
    *Using the same (DISPOSABLE) towels for every single cleaning purpose you can think of until it started falling apart and "Smelling too bad". Very gross. Told me she'd send me home if I tried to use a new towel or ones for different jobs. I had to comply.
    *Not requiring (or at least enforcing) gloves or hair nets in the kitchen.
    *Improper food prep to avoid illness or allergies
    *Servers make salads for customers with hands if too busy
    *Broken hand sanitizing stations and broken hand washing stations

    Lupe was so cheap. We had to buy every piece of our uniforms throughout on our own. I never had that experience serving anywhere else.

    She was belligerent. Everyone knew to keep your eyes away from her and avoid at all costs, She would fight and scream to the point our customers would worry about us or complain. She never listened.
    She cannot be criticized or offered any advice on anything. It's her way or the highway, and that's why business has fallen nearly 20% since I left (2 friends still work there) and why turnover is so incredibly high. She'll work you to the bone with menial tasks she should be doing or hiring someone to do and threaten your employment if you don't comply.

    I could go on for hours, but really it was one of the best groups of people and worst management I've ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    You should listen to your employees criticisms and concerns. Not everything has to be a fight, you could be wrong,


  5. Helpful (1)

    "server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Food Server in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    family owned, good team work, tight knit group, flexible, good money when Baylor is in session

    Cons

    summers are slow, Money can be hit or miss during that time (summer)

    Advice to Management

    Most of the owners and family are great! A distant relative let management give her a power trip and unfortunately that led to loosing good employees. Just try to get that in check


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone knew each other, that was an issue"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Fairburn, GA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Fairburn, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant (More than a year)

    Pros

    Familiar faces in the restaurant, so you got to know the customers well. Flexible scheduling and overall, the food was good. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Everyone (management and most of the staff) knew each other so if you weren't in that circle you sometimes felt like an outsider. Also, because everyone was so close, some staff slacked off because management were their friends, weren't scared of them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better servers. After the original lineup of servers left, y'all hired the worst servers. They literally ran the customers off. Attitude problems, can't remember anything.


  7. "door host security"

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    Former Employee - Door Host/Security in Victorville, CA
    Former Employee - Door Host/Security in Victorville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the job has great pay

    Cons

    racist customer/police. other than that its cool

  8. "closed"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at La Fiesta Restaurant (More than a year)

    Pros

    managment understands you when you are feeling uncomfortable

    Cons

    not enough hours to work


  9. "Ok experience for High school student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ok experience for High school student

    Cons

    Low pay, low flexibility


  10. "Wasabi express"

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    Current Employee - Csr1 in Somerset, KY
    Current Employee - Csr1 in Somerset, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at La Fiesta Restaurant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good place to work all the time

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this black

    Advice to Management

    none. I dont work there enough to give advice


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