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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 a 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 Management

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!

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    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very fun place to work mainly during football season do to all the tv are inside. over 10 different games playing at one time.

    Cons

    If you were not liked by your GM you will not get any training or advanvancement. You will get all of the worst shifts to work and you would always be short staff and out of glasses, silverware on weekends when you are very busy. We would always run out of product on the night shift, and the GM and EKM who make all of the orders would be at home while you are dealing with upset customers because we dont have what they order. When you would called them at home they would not answer their phones. The GM at the sugarland location was more concerned with selling real estate. When you would bring it to the area mgr attention he would get upset with you and ask what are you doing to change the out of product situation.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the management team when they bring concerns to you all attention!


  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 a 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 Management

    Be positive and encouraging.


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