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Best waiting tables job

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Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender in Allen, TX
Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender in Allen, TX

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

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

Pros

Easy script to remember at tables and lots of potential to make money. We make more money than any of the orher servers in the area and almost all of the management I've met have been fun to work for. This company appreciates hard work.

Cons

Secret shoppers.
Vacation pay sucks.
Bartendersonly make 2.13/hr in Texas.

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  1. Server

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

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

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

    Pros

    You receive 50% off employee meals.

    Cons

    Poor management and business practices.

  2. High Expectations, Not Always a High Return

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    Current Employee - Server in West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Server in West Covina, CA

    I have been working 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

    - High check averages (good for servers)
    - 6 days of training for servers
    - Walk home with your tips every night
    - Easy to make friends with coworkers

    Cons

    - Extremely high expectations that cannot always be delivered
    - Fast-paced, and very stressful during peak hours or when under-staffed
    - High management relocation, hard to develop a strong relationship
    - If you have lazy coworkers, there is a lot of slack to pick up
    - Multiple managers giving conflicting directions
    - Constantly changing menu and promotions, hard to keep up with
    - Dealing with drunk/belligerent guests
    - If the manager doesn't like you, your schedule can be undesirable
    - No longer add gratuity to large parties (as of 3/2013)

    Advice to Management

    Develop a system to evaluate your best employees, recognize them, and offer more ways to develop hourly employees into management.

    Keep employees accountable, don't keep around low performers.

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