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Great place to work with great management

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time

Pros

BJ's training program is well developed and thorough.

Cons

Sometimes management releases staff too early in shift

Other Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

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    Server

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    You receive 50% off employee meals.

    Cons

    Poor management and business practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High Expectations, Not Always a High Return

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Server in West Covina, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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