Enrique Avalos

Enrique Avalos

Operations Analyst


Taco Bell

Irvine, CA USA


For me, success is making others happy.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in a family of five and we struggled with our financial situation.
I ended up taking a part-time job at Taco Bell to help the family.
Whenever corporate would visit, there was always a buzz around our store.
I started looking up to corporate, and working in the corporate office became one of my dreams.
I took a semester of college when I was an RGM, but I wanted to be with my team, so I dropped out.
However, my current boss encouraged me to go back, and set me up with our Excelsior program.
Now I’m just two classes away from attaining my bachelor’s degree.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Excelsior College
Career

Career

Operations Analyst

I work for the operations department, focusing on our restaurants’ systems and processes.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Food
Food
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

My team’s focus right now is rolling out a new back-of-house system, and my specific role is to make sure that the new back-of-house system is reporting the same data as our delegate system. We want to make sure that all the numbers are matching up, and that our systems are reporting correctly.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You should work in some sort of customer service field because this position is very customer-service driven.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Go as far as you can with your education and always put your education first. If you’re working at Taco Bell, they’ll do everything they can to help you with your schedule and make sure that you can keep pursuing an education—take advantage of that.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You need to help out the family."

When I was young, I wanted to go to college and become an engineer. However, because of my family’s financial situation, I had to take a job at Taco Bell to help the family out. When corporate would come to restaurant, I’d look up to them, never dreaming that I could someday be in their shoes, or that college could still be in my future. But I worked really hard and took every opportunity that Taco Bell gave me, and now I’m working at corporate and I’ve almost completed my bachelor’s degree.