BJ's Restaurants

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High Expectations, Not Always a High Return

Server (Current Employee) West Covina, CA

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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Consistent work, but not enjoyable

    Service Assistant (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: Better pay to bussers then most resteraunts Lively place Always busy Most Co-workers… Cons: They hire the bare minimum employees, your often asked to work 2 shifts. The whole enviroment can be… More

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    It was a 5+ year old love and hate relationship

    Server (Former Employee) Folsom, CA

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: - good money for students - lots of work for those… Cons: - high manager turnover at my particular location - transitioned into a monotone company that required servers to have… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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