Adriana Jimenez

Adriana Jimenez

Operations Analyst


Taco Bell International

Irvine, CA USA


Anything you do, do it with heart, with passion.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
My first job was as a team member at Taco Bell.
It was intimidating because I had to speak so much English, but Spanish was my native language.
At first, Taco Bell was just a part-time job—I never dreamed I’d be part of management.
But then they promoted me to shift lead; suddenly I had the power to believe in myself.
From there, I was promoted to a restaurant general manager.
I was named one of the top 100 RGMs in the country; my team at 9414 was the best.
Now I have the best job at Taco Bell; it lets me travel the world and speak in my native Spanish.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Excelsior College

Career

Operations Analyst

I ensure that the Latin American and Caribbean markets are following Taco Bell standard procedures.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Travel
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Forty percent of the time, I’m in the office at Taco Bell Corporate, and sixty percent of the time, I’m traveling to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, like Guatemala and Aruba. I get to travel to all of these countries, visit offices and restaurants, and make contact with everyone. I learn all different aspects of our business here in the United States, then I get to travel to Latin America and the Caribbean and teach them all of our operations and procedures.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You have to be able to work as a team and you have to have fun at work. I never really tried to get specific promotions, but I worked hard, and I was a good team member, and I had fun at work. Just by doing that, the management noticed me and knew I was passionate about this job.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Anything you do, do it with heart, with passion. I never thought being able to wrap a burrito would translate into my career fifteen years later, but it does—now I get to teach that skill to others.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I’m self-conscious about my English. "