BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
194 Reviews
3.2
194 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
28 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good management and team, clean work environment and good food. beer is awesome too. I would go work there again

    Cons

    pretty strict, there is nothing else I can really think off, BJs was an awesome place to work and to make good cash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up a little

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am a current host, and i love the way the company works.

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    Current Employee - Host  in  Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Host in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The managers are very understanding, the job is very flexible and great if you are a student.

    Cons

    Like any other restaurant, Bj's is very fast and overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice and let us know when we do a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work with great management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    BJ's training program is well developed and thorough.

    Cons

    Sometimes management releases staff too early in shift

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  5.  

    Best waiting tables job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender  in  Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender in Allen, TX

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive attitudes of the management
    Incentives for reaching goals

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot's of room for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Waitress in Houston, TX

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Environment, potential tips, managers

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about

  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management rocks here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have had fun, made good money, and learned.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Server  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Fresno, CA

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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