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BJ's Restaurants, a great place to begin or refine your restaurant experience.

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Former Employee - Server  in  Fresno, CA
Former Employee - Server in Fresno, CA

I worked at BJ's Restaurants

Pros

A great work environment where extroverts thrive. I myself am a very outgoing person with good attention skills, and being able to work at a restaurant that utilizes it was great. The food was great, and typical customers were nice. If you are looking at getting into the restaurant industry, this is a great place to start, with good training and decent advancement opportunities.

Cons

Like any restaurant, you take the blunt end of any mistakes, even if they happen in the kitchen. This is typical of any restaurant though, as the server is responsible for the customer. Management was great about taking care of the mistakes, whether it be late or incorrect food. Also, getting time off sometimes depended on someone else covering your shift, which meant you could be stuck working on a day you requested off.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue doing what you do! You are a big reason why the company is growing, and supporting your employees and making them happy helps them share that feeling with the customers.

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Other Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

  1.  

    Great place to work and eat

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Great food and atmosphere. Its a busy place so time flys by. Depending on location, tips can be really good.

    Cons

    Such a busy place it's hard to connect with each table or to be present on the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the things tha impact the customer experience. Managers should be walking he floor, but are often times distracted or concerned with back of the house activities.

  2.  

    Interpersonal Skills Need Improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Great opportunities to expand beyond the company and meet people that know the ends and outs of the business.

    Cons

    Work environment changes throughout the day(i.e. during lunch it may be slow and then suddenly pick up out of nowhere)...clash of communication at times and things get pretty hectic.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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