BJ's Restaurants

  www.bjsrestaurants.com
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The best restaurant I've worked for

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Former Employee - Front of House Server Trainer in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Front of House Server Trainer in San Antonio, TX

I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

This corporate restaurant is committed to quality. The atmosphere and clientele make it easy to support yourself while pursuing other dreams such as education.

Cons

There are certain rules you have to adhere to such as specific language at the tables and certain uniform standards. The upper management is more focused on the numbers than the people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget your business depends on its employees to help you meet your numbers and make your bonuses. A little positive reinforcement goes a long way.

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    Working here does not pay your bills!

    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only unique thing about this is restaurant is that they brew their own beers, ciders, and root beer. As far as food, they do make great pizza.

    Cons

    The kitchen is very small and not organized! There are so many items on the menu that the kitchen gets weeded on a daily basis. Ticket times are very long and mistakes are abundant. The manager cuts the floor so quickly that most of the time you go to work, you are cut after 2 tables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try practicing fairness on a daily basis. Instead of scheduling the same employees for the closing stations or the bar tops, rotate sections to all employees. Also, don't cut the floor as soon as others walk in the front door, since it does not even pay for the gas to get to work. Add a tip out system so it is calculated on your cash out and not handed out to each bus boy, bartender, and food runner. This creates favorites and ones drinks or food is not priority unless you "pay' extra money to each support staff!

  2.  

    It was good restaurant experience, but it was a high stress environment.

    Former Employee - Server in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good tips
    -You get to work with a lot of different people

    Cons

    -Bad manager
    -Stressful environment, fast paced, understaffed at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be positive and encouraging.

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