BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • If you're a server it's short shifts with good money (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Managers are frequently under a lot of stress and tired due to long hours which can affect the whole team (in 10 reviews)

  • It's a LOT of work, but a great food runner makes a much smoother shift (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Busy, great job for college students

    Cons

    Occasional slow periods, long periods of being on your feet


  2. Best Restaurant Climate

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Grove City, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Grove City, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company that values their team members and delivers high quality food at a quick pace. Company is growing by leaps and bounds, especially through the Midwest and eastwards. Standards are definitely high but diligent work is rewarded.

    Cons

    The typical work week, of truly any successful restaurant. Management is scheduled at 50 hour work but, but often exceed that if you are a caring, valuable part of the team. It is a publically traded corporation, so sometimes goals are for the benefit of the quarter instead of the longevity of the restaurant group.

    Advice to Management

    Time = Quality of life. Figure out how to give enough support to your restaurants to keep the work week below 50 hours a week. Focus on the long range for the future health of the company versus the price of a share in the stock market.


  3. Sever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers Good environment, Guest are friendly, Make good money

    Cons

    Mangers only care about there jobs.


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  5. Over Corporations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule, especially if you have another job, go to school, or have kids.

    Cons

    Takes long to move up. Management plays favorites.


  6. Okay for an entry level job

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    Current Employee - Host in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Host in Tucson, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    California wage Free food if you don't make tips (cooks, hosts, etc) Half off if you make tips (servers, bussers, etc) and 25% if you come in on a day you didn't work My coworkers are really cool

    Cons

    Management is unfair Corporate chains are annoying to deal with Haggled to always make people join the rewards program Schedules could be better and advancement as well


  7. BJ's Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working at BJ's because the people are all around awesome! From the dishwashers, to the prep, the line, and the servers we just have a really awesome team!

    Cons

    Management said I was hired to work my way up to a server but I am now stuck in my position.


  8. Server

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, easy to make money, flexible hours, and great benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    There are a lot of doubles if you don't specifically say nights or days only.

    Advice to Management

    Not so many doubles.


  9. Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Webster, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great co-workers, generally pleasant clientelle

    Cons

    Terrible scheduling, low pay, slow promotion, less than 20 hours per week to avoid having to offer insurance

    Advice to Management

    Better utilize the skills of employees, allow employees to decline insurance and work more!


  10. Bjs hustle

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Super busy/high traffic restaurant, this is good for business.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company & so it gets caught up in the never ending quest to satisfy its appetite for profit.

    Advice to Management

    Love your co-workers as you would love yourselves.


  11. Hard work big rewards

    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Good pay, industry leader, in technology

    Cons

    Big menu, kitchen execution can be a struggle



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