Qdoba Application & Careers

Qdoba ApplicationQdoba Mexican Grill is a subsidiary of Jack in the Box, originally founded in 1995 in Denver, Colorado. It has always focused on providing high quality Mexican food, staying true to their slogan, “We Live Food”.  To make a free application, the Qdoba Application link to apply online is located at the bottom of the page.

Anthony Miller and Robert Hauser founded the company, with Miller being business minded and Hauser with a passion for the culinary arts, they joined forces aiming to create a fresher and healthier brand of restaurants.  Now, including its many restaurants, Qdoba also operates on some college campuses and runs catering franchises, bringing its food to an audience across 36 states with over 950 locations.

Qdoba careers provide a great number of opportunities for employees to develop their skills and move up in the industry.  It has a great reputation for working with its employees to overcome any problems that occur and also to promote from within, really taking the time to invest in their employees.

Qdoba reported last year that it was looking to open many new locations.  There are always franchise opportunities, especially to those who understand the community ideals that Qdoba hopes to continue.  It is looking for applications from those who are great with people and who are interested in good quality food.

Qdoba Careers

Career areas based in restaurants include Servers, Cashiers, and Cooks.  Restaurants are typically open from 10.30am to 10pm although some locations vary.  It is necessary to be a good communicator and it may be beneficial if you speak Spanish.  It could also help your Qdoba application if you have solid comprehension and math skills.

Delivery Drivers, Team Leaders and some management positions call for applicants to have their own transport as well as a clean driving license, a criminal background check and access to your own cell phone. All restaurant-based roles require a certain level of physical fitness as you will be on your feet for most of your shift and will need to be able to lift up to 50lbs.

On the corporate side there are many different job opportunities.  Careers include IT, HR, R&D, Accounting and Finance, Sales and Marketing and many more.  If you’re looking for a foot in the door, be sure to check out the Qdoba internship programs, which are a great way to develop all the skills you need to embark on a career in any of these areas.

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How old do you have to be to work at Qdoba? For some entry-level jobs you can be 16 years old, but other roles will require you to be 18 years or over.  For internships you must be enrolled at a college.

There are many benefits to working at Qdoba, including medical insurance, 401k and paid holidays.  All employees also enjoy free lunch and snacks as well as an employee discount on all products.  In the internship program you can also earn college credit in addition to professional skills to help you develop your career.

Qdoba Job Descriptions

Restaurant Line Server – As a Line Server your main priority is to ensure that the restaurant is welcoming for customers, ensuring that everything is clean and inviting.  Customer interaction is a crucial part of the role so you’ll need an upbeat, positive attitude and a thorough knowledge of everything the menu has to offer.  The hourly rate is up to $9/hour plus tips. 

Restaurant Team Leader – The Team Leader role and similarly the Shift Supervisors assist the management team in all aspects of the running of the restaurant, from people to plates.   This is a very active role and may also involve some driving and will require your own transportation.  Team Leaders and Shift Supervisors earn $11-12/hour.

Restaurant Cook – You are there to make the food look good, keeping to the highest standards of freshness, cleanliness and of course, tastiness.  All kitchen staff are expected to take on cleaning responsibilities to ensure that sanitation levels are at their highest.  The salary for cooks can be between $15-20k per year.

District Manager – Here your main focus is to invest in the staff, making sure that they are highly trained and happy.  You will oversee operations including sales and marketing, fiscal matters and the supervision of other managers.  Salaries vary dependent on location but can be upwards of $50k a year plus bonuses.

Summer 2015 Internship – Many corporate locations are hiring now for their paid summer internships.  You must be an enrolled student in the area that you are applying for and fields range from different sectors of IT to marketing, networking and social media.  Here you’ll learn invaluable experience and earn minimum wage for your work.

Qdoba Interview Questions

Interview questions will vary depending on the role, but be sure to prepare answers to typical questions such as these.

What is your greatest weakness? It might be tempting to say, “I work too hard” or “I’m too dedicated”, but your interviewer will know these aren’t real answers.  Instead, pick something that you genuinely struggle with, but follow up with how you are working to overcome it or what you have learnt from a difficult experience.

What is the first thing people notice about you? Don’t pick something generic like hair or anything to do with your appearance.  Remember that most positions will involve a lot of customer interaction so choose a positive aspect to your personality and say why it would be useful to the role you are applying for.

How would you approach a difficult task? No matter what your experience, you will always be confronted with unfamiliar situations when you undertake a new job so show you are able to learn from others and break down new tasks into smaller steps so that you develop from each assignment.  Feel free to give examples from previous work.

What achievement are you most proud of? You can choose an example from either your education or past employment but always relate it to the job description.  You may be very proud of your athletic achievements but why should they care about that?  Tell them that it shows you have great stamina, are dedicated and willing to train to improve.

How do you cope working in a team? Team building is highly important in Qdoba jobs.  Use examples from your education or other jobs and say how your personal skills helped the team out in a situation.  Make sure you mention attributes your teammates had that inspired you as well.

Advice For Application Process

It is easy to find out how to apply for Qdoba online, but there are many other ways to apply.  Make an online application on their website or search Qdoba jobs online and fill in an application form using social media channels or manually.  Alternatively you can download a printable application form for Qdoba and take it to your local outlet, showing your initiative and make a direct application.

Jack in the Box also frequently run job fairs at various locations across the country.  You can find all the information about their latest events on the careers section of their website.  Go along and discover all the different vacancies they have, see what a job in this industry could do for you and apply for jobs at Qdoba that way.

Most interviews for jobs that are located in their restaurants will be fairly short, so make sure you are well prepared as you only have a brief amount of time, 15-20 minutes, to impress them and demonstrate why you would be right for the job.  Always bring a copy of your resume to an interview, even if you have already submitted a Qdoba application already.

Applying for Qdoba jobs is often a fairly quick process with only a few days from application to interview to being hired.  Many candidates are hired on the spot in their interview so never underestimate the importance of the first impression you create.  Make sure you are polite, but never be afraid to be talkative and ambitious.
Also See:
Captain D’s: Visit the Captain D’s application.
Taco John’s: Visit the Taco John’s application.
Penn Station Subs: See this page for jobs at Penn Station Subs.
Panda Express: Panda Express offers opportunities for both, beginners and experienced roles.
Tacotime: See this page for jobs at Tacotime.


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