Our restaurants are only the tip of the flame. If you're looking
for a fast paced, innovative and welcoming workplace then a career
with our Corporate Familia is right for you.
What's in it for you!
- Medical + Dental + Vision Insurance
- 401(K) Plan with match and immediate vesting
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Basic Life and AD&D/Long Term Disability
- Vacation + Sick Pay
- Bonus Compensation for eligible positions
- Casual Friday's
- Bring your dog to work Friday's
- Discounts of El Pollo Loco food
- Discounts on theme parks, movie tickets, sports, hotels and
- Employee referral bonus program
Company & Culture
For over 35 years El Pollo Loco continues to dominate the market
in delivering the best citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken. We
opened our first restaurant in 1980 in Los Angeles, and today we
are over 450 restaurants strong and still growing! From our
products to our people, we're truly amazing!
The Sr. Compensation and Benefits Analyst is responsible for
analyzing and effectively administering El Pollo Loco's benefits
and wellness strategies, annual renewals, compensation programs
inclusive of incentive plans (long and short-term incentive
programs and field incentive programs) to support EPL business and
employment strategies. This role also oversees the 401k program and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees the development of a comprehensive compensation
structure across all functions and levels within the organization,
inclusive of base pay, variable pay programs, field incentives, and
long and short-term incentive plans. Plans, develops and implements
new and revised compensation programs, policies and procedures to
be responsive to the company's goals and competitive practices.
This position is also responsible for ensuring through audits,
legal updates and personal interactions that company compensation
programs are consistently administered in compliance with company
policies and government regulations as well as federal, state and
Supports administration of all employee benefits, which may
include retirement plans, leave policies, wellness programs, and
insurance policies, such as health, life, and disability. This role
develops, recommends and installs approved, new or modified plans
and employee benefits policies and supervises administration of
existing plans. This position frequently monitors legal landscape,
government regulations and surveys industry to ensure that programs
are current, competitive, and in compliance with federal, state and
local laws. Partners closely with broker, coordinating and
providing benefit data/information to outsourced benefit
Supports the 401k audit process including the Engagement Letter,
scheduling field audit work, gathering of requested documents,
answering audit questions, coordination of filing form 5500, etc.
Administers 401k election changes, enrollments, distribution
notices, responses to DOL/IRS, etc.
Creates and conducts New Hire Orientation training for Support
Center and MIT.
Work with HR colleagues to implement best practices, business
process improvements and work redesign. Serves as a resource to the
department and provides support as needed on various projects.
Maintains current Desk Procedures for all core job functions.
Interacts professionally and ethically, constructively
participating as a collaborative team member or leader in pursuit
of common organizational goals.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee and may include other duties as
Qualifications - Education, Experience,
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The
requirements listed below are representative of the education
and/or experience required.
Education and Experience:
BA/BS degree required, preferably in Human Resources. Minimum 3
years Human Resource experience required, preferably in the
restaurant/retail/construction industry. Must have at least 3
years' experience in compensation and benefits administration.
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is a strong plus.
PHR and CCP certification desired.
- 3535 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA