BJ's Restaurants

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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)

Pros

You receive 50% off employee meals.

Cons

Poor management and business practices.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    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 an 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
  2.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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