Careers

We help good people learn to lead, serve, and make a difference. We're not just in the restaurant business, we're in the people business.

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We place a great deal of value in our loyal team members: training, benefits, and competitive salary are all part of the package. Choose one of our locations on the map to see all the positions available today. Have a store ID from a manager? Enter it here to see positions at that location. We can’t wait to meet you!

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IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE

We maintain our high service standards by hiring resourceful, energetic, passionate, and hard working people and offer opportunities for individual career growth and development.

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Come grow with us on your path to success. Let us show you the typical journey that our team members take.

  1. Team Member I

    $8 to $17*

    1

    You are part of a committed team that makes & serves our guests great food with a fun, friendly & engaging attitude.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Flexible Full and Part-Time Positions


    Meal Discounts


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Attend Workshops


    And many more…

  2. Team Member II

    $10 to $18*

    2

    By learning special skills to create mouthwatering food for our guests, your pay and opportunity for advancement will grow.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Flexible Full and Part-Time Positions


    Meal Discounts


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Attend Workshops


    And many more…

  3. Shift Leader

    $11 to $18*

    3

    We will train and certify you to step up to management where you can learn to run profitable shifts, lead your team and take great care of our guests; you’ll also become eligible for bonuses.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Flexible Full and Part-Time Positions


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Attend Workshops


    Attend Culture Days


    And many more…

  4. Assistant Manager

    $52,000*

    4

    Move up the leadership ladder, increase your pay & bonus potential & partner with your GM to run a profitable business where you help develop engaged team members who take great care of our guests.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Flexible Schedules


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Attend Workshops


    Attend Culture Days


    And many more…

  5. General Manager

    $70,000*

    5

    Ready for more? Take the next step up to run your own restaurant. You will grow your understanding of the business and increase your pay and bonus opportunities by driving sales, increasing profitability and developing your people into future leaders. General Training Managers move up further by also training store operations and brand standards to all newly hired or promoted managers.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Flexible Schedules


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Attend Workshops and Culture Days


    And many more…

  6. Operations Manager

    $75,000*

    6

    Grow your career and knowledge of the business in this brand-supporting role that optimizes operations utilizing various programs & tools to increase sales & maximize profitability.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Company Car


    Attend Workshops


    And many more…

  7. District Manager

    $95,000*

    7

    Step up your leadership game by supervising up to 10 units, supporting each to drive sales and profits & develop productive, happy and engaged teams who serve amazing food to our guests.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Company Car


    Attend Culture Days


    And many more…

  8. Director of Operations

    $140,000*

    8

    You are now leading a brand or region of 30 to 50 restaurants, engaging in strategic planning and providing guidance and support to your teams to help drive the success of the business.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Company Car


    And many more…

  9. Vice President of Operations

    $200,000*

    9

    You have reached the top! You are now leading a brand comprised of up to 100 restaurants. You are
    working closely with your multi-unit leaders & People Services to achieve operational results and evaluate and develop your teams to expand growth opportunities within WKS.

    Benefits

    Competitive Wages


    Paid Vacation


    401(k) with Generous Company Match


    Bonus Program


    Free Meals


    Company Car


    Attend Culture Days


    And many more…

* Listed wages are the based on upper-end of company-wide ranges. Actual earnings will vary based upon factors such as: restaurant brand, seniority, performance, experience, education, training, geography, applicable minimum wage, unit volume(s), hours worked & potential overtime pay.

** GM wages are based on a 47.5 hour work-week, inclusive of overtime pay where applicable.

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GROW WITH US

We are in the people business. We look for people who share our values of Integrity, Loyalty, Winning, Service, and Teamwork; and empower them with the tools that they need to become more successful than they ever thought possible. Our goal is invest in you so we can promote from within.

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Praise

I love the environment I work in. I have been with El Pollo Loco 20 years.

Evelyn Bravo, El Pollo Loco

I know what I have to do daily and I like knowing what is to be expected. That is key for me.

Amy Nikhomvanh, Support Center

I love who I work for, and with! The leadership actually lives & breathes the CORE values.

Daniel Esquerra, Corner Bakery
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JOIN OUR TEAM

WKS seeks to attract talented people at all levels who can develop and productively apply their knowledge and expertise in the work they do every day.

 

Benefits for all

Competitive Wages

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions

Flexible Schedules

Meal Discounts

Paid Vacation

Medical, Dental, and Vision (full time)

401(k) with Generous Company Match

Entertainment and Amusement Park Discounts

Mortgage Assistance Program

Benefits for management teams

Bonus Program

Sick Pay

Bereavement Pay

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance (full time)

Long-Term Disability

And More!