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Very flexible place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Food Server in West Covina, CA
Current Employee - Food Server in West Covina, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Quick money, fun upbeat environment.

Cons

High stress levels, expect to yell liudly

Other Employee Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

  1. Great company. Advancement opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -They were very up-to-date with their technology. They used HotSchedules for scheduling and it was virtually impossible not to work exactly what you wanted to with it. -Base pay was very good. Hostess started out $2 about minimum wage. Servers $1 above the server minimum wage. -The opportunity for advancement was excellent. Every manager I had started out as a Server for the company. -Hard work pays off. -Yearly raise.

    Cons

    -No reimbursement for uniform expenses. The non-slip shoes you have to wear run through very quickly. -Servers have a very high tip-out. 5-6% depending on your section.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Financially rewarding, but the work environment is frustrating due to management ineptitude

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender, Server in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Bartender, Server in Gainesville, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Financially rewarding -Opportunity to advance in the company if your performance is above average -The aim is for consistency, though it isn't always achieved

    Cons

    -Management staff is rarely on the same page for anything -Poor training of new employees -Poor performance is never reprimanded, so there is a general culture of mediocrity within the service staff

    Advice to Management

    My advice to upper management, is to do a better job of screening potential store managers. I've been through 10+ managers at the Gainesville location in a timespan of 3 years. There has been one consistent manager in this timeframe.


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