BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Approve

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Consistent money, good management, good location

    Cons

    Fast paced, disorganized, no benefits


  2. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As with most server positions, scheduling was extremely flexible. Training experience was great, but based on your trainer, location was extremely busy = more sales = more tips.

    Cons

    The amount of people you need to tip out at the end of the night can get a little ridiculous during weekend shifts.


  3. Great serving job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere, generally good staff and good money.

    Cons

    Some managers joked unprofessionally at times. Nothing super inappropriate, mostly just unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a professional demeanor with all employees and you'll maintain their respect.


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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and the training they provide is endless

    Cons

    Menu is constantly changing and some management is difficult to work with


  6. Restaurant Manager

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

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good food and good training

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Difficult to make bonus.


  7. Server

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

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love my co-workers, and I've made some great friends. The managers a great as well, they help when you get in the weeds.

    Cons

    The people who come in. Obviously, with serving, customers are hit and miss. But, for some reason, it seems like this place is more miss than hit. It's easy to see who the manager's favorites are. Also, if you request off a day or two in a row, you better be ready to open the restaurant the following morning. They screw you over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites


  8. Poor Pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people, so so benefits.

    Cons

    poor pay and very overworked

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat people more fairly


  9. Okay

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours work, free meals after or before each shift, and schedule is posted online

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and not the best. compensation is terrible and this is not a company for quick growth


  10. Chef

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Chef in Pasadena, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pro training in garde manger and prep

    Cons

    No way to create a new dish or bring new ideas to be implement and also Managment poor people skills

    Advice to Management

    Open up


  11. Helpful (1)

    Kitchen manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Kitchen Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Kitchen Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fast pace and great people. Good system are in place and are set up for growth. The food quality and training are top.

    Cons

    Micromanaged from many levels. Lots of steps to make anything happen. Long hours and no compilation or them. Quality of life is low.



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