California Pizza Kitchen
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California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

172 Reviews
172 Reviews
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California Pizza Kitchen Executive Chairman, President & CEO G.J. Hart
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76 Ratings

    Wonderful Company, Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen


    The environment is great and actual chain food that's good. Promotions are frequent. Great first place to work. Discount food.


    inexperienced management, constantly changing menu, long training program

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    keep it consistent. try hiring a team instead of several good individuals

    Positive Outlook
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California Pizza Kitchen Interviews

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied in-person - interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen.

    Interview Details

    Walked in and turned in my application, the manager came out and told me to come back the next day for an interview. At the interview, he asked me questions about why I wanted to work there, what their values are as a company, and then the other store manager came in and asked me pretty similar questions. I was told to come in the next day for a second interview, this time with the hiring manager. She asked me very simple, standard questions, and then at the end told me that the job offer would depend on if one of her employees decided to take time off for school or not.

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

This company's cookeries are putting a West Coast twist on an old favorite. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) operates a chain of about 265 casual-dining restaurants that specialize in gourmet pizzas featuring unique topping combinations, including duck, barbecued chicken, and grilled shrimp. The chain also serves Neapolitan pizzas from Italy, as well as American-style pies. CPK rounds out its menu with pastas, soups, salads, and desserts. The restaurants are found in more than 30 states and about a dozen other countries; more than 200 of the locations are company-owned... More

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