BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 175 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

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Greg Trojan

(20 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possibility to make good money if your a closing server(in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, when working with a (literally) almost hundred other servers, easy to get a shift covered(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, crappy clientele, high turn-over thus servers are not very good(in 9 reviews)

  • You have a script to follow and secret shoppers come in to grade you, if you don't say the right things you could be fired(in 7 reviews)

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    Best waiting tables job

    Cocktail Server/Bartender (Current Employee) Allen, TX

    ProsEasy script to remember at tables and lots of potential to make money. We make more money than any of the orher servers in the area and almost all of the management I've met have been fun to work for. This company appreciates hard work.

    ConsSecret shoppers.
    Vacation pay sucks.
    Bartendersonly make 2.13/hr in Texas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lewisville, TX

    ProsPositive attitudes of the management
    Incentives for reaching goals

    ConsNone that come to mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLot's of room for growth

    ConsWork life balance could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place!

    Waitress (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWork Environment, potential tips, managers

    ConsI have nothing to complain about

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    Great place to work!

    Server (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsVery professional. Great Management team. Hot schedules online scheduling makes scheduling , swapping shifts, changing, and requesting off very easy. We are always busy!

    ConsCan get crazy with very large parties, especially walk ins when we are already slammed! Big parties of kids with pizza and baloons everywhere!hehe gets crazy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement rocks here!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have had fun, made good money, and learned.

    Server (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsThe pay, the excellent concept of the restaurant itself and management.

    ConsThe corporate atmosphere that can detract from it being more of a personal atmosphere as a team member and guest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your trust-worthy team members, and do not nit-pick unnecessary things when overall performance is exceptional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    BJ's Restaurants, a great place to begin or refine your restaurant experience.

    Server (Former Employee) Fresno, CA

    ProsA great work environment where extroverts thrive. I myself am a very outgoing person with good attention skills, and being able to work at a restaurant that utilizes it was great. The food was great, and typical customers were nice. If you are looking at getting into the restaurant industry, this is a great place to start, with good training and decent advancement opportunities.

    ConsLike any restaurant, you take the blunt end of any mistakes, even if they happen in the kitchen. This is typical of any restaurant though, as the server is responsible for the customer. Management was great about taking care of the mistakes, whether it be late or incorrect food. Also, getting time off sometimes depended on someone else covering your shift, which meant you could be stuck working on a day you requested off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue doing what you do! You are a big reason why the company is growing, and supporting your employees and making them happy helps them share that feeling with the customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great experience and fun environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood management team that helps everybody work together. Fun place to work at and meet new people everyday at work

    ConsUnderstaffed on several occasions makes it hard to always give great services. Can be hectic environment at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working.

     

    Interview

    Hostess (Current Employee)

    Prosvery easy interview and friendly environment

    Conswork a lot, it gets pretty busy

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