California Pizza Kitchen
3.3 of 5 157 reviews
www.cpk.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

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Amazing

Server Trainer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

ProsThe old owners were great they took care of their employees and maintained standards

ConsThe new owners have no clue of what there doing and should not be allowed to run a restaurant.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet New Owners!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CPK is a good place for a part-time gig

    Server (Current Employee)
    Murray, UT

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: My particular store's management team is amazing and will work hard for their subordinates (i.e. help bus, run food, help with scheduling, help with… Cons: Late nights 4 table sections WAY, WAY, WAYYYY too much paper/plastic/glass waste! (Reduce & Recycle!!!) Company is becoming increasingly difficult to deal with (upper management expects store… Advice to Senior Management: I find it incredible that a manager could get in trouble (fired!) for allowing a server to have more than a 4 table… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    New owners are a private equity firm and the greed shows

    Server - Host (Current Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: A mid-cost dining experience that was affordable and family friendly, yet… Cons: New owners are the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, started by former employees from Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's company) and it shows. In the… Advice to Senior Management: To store managers, I feel sorry for you because i know how much you are being pressured literally hourly, with requests for updates, reports, action… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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