BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
218 Reviews
3.2
218 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possibility to make good money if your a closing server (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, when working with a (literally) almost hundred other servers, easy to get a shift covered (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, crappy clientele, high turn-over thus servers are not very good (in 10 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.  

    Overall average/above average serving job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They work around your schedule with school or 2nd job. Good money. With hourly (7.00-8.00) plus tips I would average a little over 20.00 per hour.

    Cons

    Could only work 5 shifts per week and no more than 7 hours a day. They are very strict about labor and rush you to get sidework done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to spend more time doing a thorough job with sidework.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I would love to be given another opportunity at this restaurant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Host in Arlington, TX

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great team. great leadership by the managers. great atmosphere for customers and employees.

    Cons

    you end up loving work so much you forget you have a life. work-life balance kinda gets affected.

  3.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Host in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Best waiting tables job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of room for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Environment, potential tips, managers

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about

  11.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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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