BJ's Restaurants Reviews

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  • Pretty Good Company to Work For.

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Dublin, OH
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    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than a year)


    I worked here through college. They were very flexible with classes and time off. Managers were nice and there was great opportunities for advancement. If you wanted, you could definitely move up from server or host to trainer and management roles.


    The biggest disappointment was the disparity in pay. I was hired when the location first opened at a pretty good rate of pay, but after a year, they jumped the rate for new hires, however they didn't adjust pay for those who'd been there. I was making almost $2 less an hour after working there two years than the new high school grad who'd been there a month.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your senior employees. Your best employees leave because they feel they aren't being appreciated. If you are going to raise the rate of pay for new hires, you must make your current employees rates match.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at BJ's Restaurants (Akron, OH) in October 2015.


    Applied online and received a call the next day. Set up an interview. The interview was fairly laid back and if they like you, you will be invited back for a second interview. Otherwise, they will tell you right then and there that they cannot offer you the position.

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America's 200 Best Small Companies , Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies , Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Huntington Beach, CA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (BJRI)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

BJ's Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie! Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ's experience. The Company ... More

Mission: Our genuine commitment is to take pride in passionately connecting with every guest, on every visit, through flawless and relentless execution of every detail during every shift — to create and keep fanatical fans of BJ's concept and brand.

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