BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
237 Reviews
3.2
237 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
40 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good money, stressful work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    The money. I have only worked at one previous restaurant before working at BJs, but, at least in my town, the financial benefits are extremely beneficial and helped me immensely during college.

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment. Employees can work there for 3+ years and still get treated poorly in regards to scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus so much on quantity, but focus more on quality. If you send out 100 plates of food that are just okay, as opposed to 60 amazing meals, are you really gaining much more in return guests?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Great staff and friendly environment

    Cons

    when it was slow, it was slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good food, awsome beer.

    Cons

    Chain restaurants are always less desirable than chains :restaurants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Life's a garden, dig it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Take Out Server in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Take Out Server in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food at every shift

    Cons

    Management can be a little abrasive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always treat team members with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Host

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

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Decent salary.
    Flexible hours, easy to trade hours with colleages.
    Enjoyable place to work, good fun with other staff and managers.

    Cons

    Tips are few and far between, but that's expected from a host.
    Didn't get a lot of hours, maybe 25 a week during summer.
    Job was not challenging most of the time, mainly during the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had trouble getting authorised because of my situation as temporary visa holder, but some restaurants need summer staff. Don't make it difficult! My manager hated it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    High turn over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy work if you willing to figure things out.

    Cons

    No room for growth; low wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize Talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Good money, awesome coworkers, very rewarding

    Cons

    Challenging and stressful at times but what job isn't? You also have to deal with people so it's a struggle to stay sane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More outside events

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Quality systems. They compensate well.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is more interested in share holders. Cutting costs. Food quality going down some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I really liked working here

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

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Good team and always worked with my school life also always had an opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Sometimes I worked overtime. Also sometimes took on other peoples responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great restaurant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Busser in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    The free meal is wonderful.

    Cons

    Not enough workers sometimes. I don't think there is enough flexibility in the scheduling. the computer system is really slow and needs to be updated. the scheduling system online is not user friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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