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Tijuana Flats Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • The dress code was very laid back and offers many opportunities for promotion (in 11 reviews)

  • Fun work environment most of the time (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Insane turnover rates for management, front of house and back of house (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay, never really promotions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Waitress at Tijuana Flats in Fishers, IN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Waitress in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tijuana Flats part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a privately owned restaurant but yet a chain so its managed professionally but employers and employees are personable.

    Cons

    Some employees don't work as hard as they should and are not consistent with their efforts forcing others to pick up their slack.

    Tijuana Flats Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for the feedback!


  2. "Great place to START building experience"

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    Former Employee - General Manager/Assistant General Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager/Assistant General Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tijuana Flats (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Paid vacation & holiday closures.

    Cons

    -Poor work/life balance.
    -After AGM/GM no more growth opportunities.
    -Micromanaged to the point of counter-productivity.

    Advice to Management

    -Be upfront with potential managers about the actual likelihood of upward progression.
    -Do not micro manage every aspect of the operation. This practice is counter-productive & a morale killer.

    Tijuana Flats Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for the feedback!


  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tijuana Flats (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, culture and people. The learning experience is amazing. Would definitely have stay if there were a position available for me afterwards.

    Cons

    Internship came to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. "Cool place for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good food
    Cool atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor management
    Unpredictable hours
    closes late

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers!


  6. "Carefree"

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    Former Employee - Publix in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Publix in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tijuana Flats part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tijuana flats was relaxed among its employees and cool artistic designs on the restaurant walls. The food is so great that you can eat it like all the time.

    Cons

    The lay isnt the best since it isnt steady plus tips arent always it their best. Hours werent steady either.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice except listen to your employees when they try to talk to you.


  7. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Fleming Island, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Fleming Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for 7 months in fleming island and all i can say is this is the best company I have worked for. They have done so much for me any other employer would care less about and that's because it's more than just a job we are like family. From the good days to the stressful days, in the end its all love for eachother. The pay is very decent and it isnt hard to get a raise. Work hard and your rewarded with a raise, that simple. I love this company and there is plenty of opportunity to advance if you work hard for it.

    Cons

    Shifts aren't necessarily as long as i would like. If you're looking for a 8 hour shift, it isn't likely...but keep in mind it is the food industry, a typical shift is between 4-6 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Props to management, they do a great job.


  8. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Trainer in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Trainer in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tijuana Flats full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers
    Guest are fun
    Company as a whole is great

    Cons

    Honestly nothing! Seriously a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    You roc!


  9. "It is very fun at times. Really tough if you are a slow mover though."

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Apopka, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a nice atmosphere at times. It gets really nice when you get breathers. The employees are really nice and they care about you sometimes.

    Cons

    You have to be really fast. Sometimes you get blamed for things that you didn't do. It gets really hectic at times


  10. "I have been here for over a year now and it is a great part time job for a college student."

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    Current Employee - FOH in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - FOH in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful team.
    Laid back uniform.
    Diversity.
    Tips can be pretty decent.
    You get close with the regulars.
    Comfortable and fun environment.
    Flexible schedule, you can pretty much make your own.
    Small staff, if you like that.

    Cons

    Low pay.

    Shared tips.

    It's hard to move up. I have been trying to be a trainer for a few months now but they don't have a training coordinator at the moment for me to do that.

    If you don't like cleaning then don't even think about it. Every thing has to be perfect and shiny!

    I have only gotten 1 raise and it went from $6.15 to $6.50. I know I deserve more than that.

    Advice to Management

    It's fun when you mess around with us but not when it's 24/7. We want to be a great restaurant but we need as much support as we can get.


  11. "Good college job"

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    Former Employee - Server in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a relaxed work schedule of maybe 12-15 hours a week depending on how intense your school load was. I loved the fast-paced environment and every taco Tuesday was fun.

    Cons

    You have to commit to working on basically every game day in the fall semester. You'll make a lot of money but if you're into the sport, I wouldn't sacrifice that.

    Advice to Management

    They are laid back and don't really mind if you want to switch shifts with someone as long as you let them know before hand.


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