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terrible

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

busy restaurant at time s

Cons

horrible management
no benefits or bonuses
treat you like crap

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    Not For The Faint Of Heart

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Hurst, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Good Side:
    1. Depending on your particular job there (host, quality control, etc.), you get free food at the end of your shift. (the pizzas are really good!)
    2. You can pick up and release shifts on demand which means if you are in school or have something come up, you can ask around after releasing your shift on Hotschedules and have someone pick it up (provided its approved).
    3. If you keep your head down and put up with countless racial topics, defamatory remarks from management about other employees and guests, an unrealistic approach to doing your job (ex. If you are a server, you must greet 3 tables that have been sat at the same time within 2 minutes... etc.), favoritism (if you are good at all of this so far, you probably can become a favorite and fast), you will be able to enjoy all of the perks that BJ's provides, such as:
    i. Moving up the ranks
    ii. Indulging in lewd conversation with management
    iii. Having management behind you when you're wrong
    iv. Getting more shifts
    4. Guests. There will always be those mean people that come in, but there is always going to be that one person, at least, that is really nice and makes your day.
    There are many more pros or many less depending on personal experience.

    Cons

    The Bad Side:
    1. Favoritism
    2. Managers scheduling employees according to who they like; they try to cover it up with "Aces in their Places" but they make it very obvious that that isn't the case.
    3. Begin to become extremely wary of you when you let them know of certain racial, sexist, mean comments and conversations being thrown around by the employees.
    4. Once employees find out that you tried to get management to stop them from having these conversations, they will not like you.
    5. You realize, if you think outside of the box, that there is no room for positive change because it would cost too much money to replace all the bad apples.
    6. Management makes fun of the employees that call in sick; Management gives 'Reliable' pins to employees that come to work in the restaurant sick.
    There are many more but these are the basics.

    Advice to Management

    1. Instead of being extremely concerned with the well-being of your wallets in the form of bonuses and getting angry at servers for having to have food comp'd because it came out wrong, you probably should try to be respectful and understanding while getting to the bottom of why things aren't running smoothly.
    2. Quit talking bad about guests and employees. It doesn't matter if they're fat or rude or sick, try to practice what you preach about being professional...
    3. Lastly, you cannot breed professionalism without being professional.

  2. I'm a waitress at BJ's. I enjoy it a lot and the tips are worth the stress.

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Waitress in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are easy to get along with. The money is good for the amount of work you do.

    Cons

    Food will sometimes come out wrong or not in a timely matter which upsets your customers.
    It's a very fast pace and demanding job. You will l feel very stressed out during a busy night/day.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees aren't too stressed out or over worked, this will only burn them out.

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