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Great first hospo job, too corporate

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Former Employee - Bartender, Server  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Bartender, Server in San Jose, CA

I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time for more than a year

Pros

Great serving experience
Meet lots of great people
Some great regulars
Great first bar tending job

Cons

SUPER corporate restaurant
Some crappy regulars
A LOT of work for a bartender for the money
Can put incompetent people at the helm at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stick up more for the good people in restaurant when it comes to your regional managers. Your people get you success, not the guy who is on top of you. Listen to your people's feedback more.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

  1.  

    Hectic and confusing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Gainesville, VA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Gainesville, VA

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    You do not get paid enough for the work you are expected to do. Once the trainers left, I figured out to my horror that I had to do twice the amount of work for my station than I was expecting to do (which was already a lot, more than one person can handle in a three hour time period before service).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fairly, and let them know from the get-go exactly how much work they'll be doing daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender, Server  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Bartender, Server in Gainesville, FL

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

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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