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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's okay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in San Gabriel, CA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in San Gabriel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is simple
    It's not that hard

    Cons

    They don't know how to manage their employyees' hours
    The kitchen gets hot
    you get sweaty

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage hours better, bring back the old manager


  2. "Think Twice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yoshinoya America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have zero experience or want to learn a lot of humbling virtues, then by all means, go for it. It is almost guaranteed that you will get hired because this place has a revolving door of employees.

    Cons

    Management begs a lot to be desired. They have their quotas but with their business model, it is almost set up to fail. They need fresh faces and ideas from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other successful fast-food models.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "in-store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, simple menu and cooking process

    Cons

    work load for manager is not distinguished from crew work load.


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  5. "yikes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, (almost) everyone gets along well. Easy job in general and small menu to memorize.

    Cons

    My boss gets angry at me if I don't drop everything to rush to work. She can call me with five minutes notice and I will be there 9/10 times. But that one time I can't make it means I'll have to accept an hour cut for the next two weeks until someone else makes her angry. I go from having 16 hours one week to four the next. You can't live off that.

    Advice to Management

    Give all employees equal hours.


  6. "Simply put, this place is the worst. But especially for the kitchen crew."

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There weren't many, as a manager it was good to have no real consequences for not being productive or effectively running employees as long as numbers looked good to corporate.

    Cons

    Everyone on these locations is overworked and underpaid. Their restaurants are unsanitary and the standards there are instilled to employees with fear.
    The is very little order in the stores; people are afraid that their hours will be cut more than they already have. But as soon as managers are off of work (at times even when they're present) there is so much going on in those kitchens (cross contamination, spills, hygiene) it's disgusting. And if you ever buy there, it's quite sad to watch employees working with that sense of panic cause they're overwhelmed and understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Add some labor to the your locations budget, especially your top selling stores.
    Keep track of your managers.
    Create better work environments for your employees, I'm sure there can be an increase in productivity if they felt appreciated, give incentives to those who are cross train.
    Fair pay for fair work.
    Filter out the District managers and managers that use fear as a tool to delegate; employees do whatever they please once they step out of the store.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits for managers. Competitive Salary, discounts on meals, free coffee, monthly lunch.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and lots of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Need to engage employees by placing more value in their work...A happy employee makes a "good" employee. Working with fear will continue to give you negative results.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Southern California"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    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.


  9. "The food is what did it for me. Lol"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I worked in the kitchen"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  11. "Horrible service and bad management"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen in Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Kitchen in Covina, CA
    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


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