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Taco Bell Irvine Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Irvine, CA

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  • Long hours which is sometimes tiring (in 128 reviews)

  • They go straight to your state's minimum wage (in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Fun culture, great people, strong management team"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taco Bell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Taco Bell/YUM! Brands is a terrific company to work for. They treat their employees well and offer wonderful perks. It's often crazy and intense, but never dull, and you work with great people.

    Cons

    It's often a struggle to maintain work/life balance.


  2. "Good gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taco Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company.
    Big on people development and supporting education.

    Cons

    Things move and change fast! (pro and con)

  3. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taco Bell part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    College location so there were normal costumers. Fun coworkers

    Cons

    Non-flexible schedule. Low pay even though I was like the best employee ever


  4. "Taco Bell"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taco Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people who enjoy helping others to achieve team goals.

    Cons

    IT management elected to outsource Service Desk which impacted support service to restaurants

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook employees who consistently deliver great results


  5. "Marketing, VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taco Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and fast-paced environment, willing to take reasonable risks to try out new marketing approaches, smart people who demand excellence of each other and their agencies. Fun people who care about their work, take accountability and push the envelope for excellence. Competitive benefits (medical, bonus, vacation time, etc)

    Cons

    So fast-paced that stress levels are high, demanding retail environment where you live and die by daily sales reports. Some favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and respond to levels beyond your direct reports.


  6. "Free snacks"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Taco Bell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free snacks, nice clean building and free gym and free boot camp!

    Cons

    Taco Bell used to have strong culture and values but in the last couple of years I have sadly seen those go down the drain. Nearly all of the IT management has been replaced in the last 3 years with management that no longer fosters and grows its people and is no more effective than who they replaced.
    IT is moving most of the support out of state and much of it offshore.

    Advice to Management

    IT management, rate your employees on what they accomplish and not how hip they do their hair or how they dress. It's not "America's Top Model" for God's sake,


  7. "Fun, exciting and committed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taco Bell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Taco Bell Corporate office is a truly a wonderful place to work; full of amazingly talented people, dedicated to delivering quality food at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Nothing really. It's a big company and there are bound to be challenges but, no "cons".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Great Culture!"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taco Bell as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced and fun culture.
    Great coworkers who care about the business.
    Flexible.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape.
    Stress innovation but don't help employees be innovated


  9. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Taco Bell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well, have good benefits, great atmosphere. They try to have a relaxed atmosphere to be cooler than most corporations. You can volunteer to take a survey in the test kitchen. :)

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "You will kill yourself, literally jump off a bridge if you work here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Taco Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't say anything nice at all.

    Cons

    Liars, sick sick psychopaths. Especially the Brand Marketing/Insights Team.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability for poisonous people that take people down.


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