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Consistent work, but not enjoyable

Current Employee - Service Assistant
Current Employee - Service Assistant

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

Pros

Better pay to bussers then most resteraunts
Lively place
Always busy
Most Co-workers were cool.

Cons

They hire the bare minimum employees, your often asked to work 2 shifts. The whole enviroment can be very stressful and chaotic, always seems like were running up a hill instead of maintaining a nice pace.

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  1. Great management

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

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

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

    Pros

    We had three managers at this BJ's locations who were inviting, warm, helpful and demonstrated all the companies expectations. The kitchen managers and employess were also great and hardworking. Everyone pitches into helping each other in order for it to be a successful and rewarding experience. I learned a great deal in customer service and efficient hospitility skills. There is a lot of money to make in this company, if you follow the outline set for all employees. In addition, you received half off of food and benefits are offered once transitioning to fulltime. The entire restaurant also had loads of fun after hours! I had trouble with harassment from one employee that was addressed quickly, efficiently, and professionally by the GM. Work.Life Balance was great. This job will suffice for single parents, students, or a person who already has a fulltime job. Cultures and values are conscise and effective in servicing guests. Company that truly applies what they set as expectations.

    Cons

    This was my first restuarant experience and was unaware of the amount of unstable people that work in this business. Apparently drug and alcohol use is a common practice for servers, and according to servers I worked with that were older and more experienced, BJ's had thus far been the most sober place they had worked in as far as employees and their habits. Our location was also built in a low income area so the money was good but not as good as the locations in surrounding metroplex. I wanted to transfer out, but could not due to college schedule so left due to that conflict. Career opportunities are not available unless u have given years of service or have Bachelors degree and even then its extremely difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employees who seem to have drug or alcohol use, address it, and get rid of them! It causes so much conflict with fellow coworkers and affects the morale and efficiency of serving guests.

  2. Great experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Positive attitudes of the management
    Incentives for reaching goals

    Cons

    None that come to mind

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