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California Pizza Kitchen Overview

Playa Vista, CA
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown

Working at California Pizza Kitchen

California is our culture, passion is our heritage. This is the place for taste makers, rule breakers and Earth shakers. Every day, we conquer challenges by daring to work on the edge and thinking outside the box. And we never settle for the norm.

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Mission: We are passionate individuals committed to Inspiring Others by bringing California Creativity to every meal!

California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

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Jim Hyatt
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  • "Great Employer & Staff Members to Work with, and Nice Working Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Busser in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Most staff members are great to work and deal with
    - Warm and alive work atmosphere
    - You'll learn many things, and great to gain more experiences
    - Schedule is flexible, as long as you informed them in advance
    - Shared tips

    Cons

    - Schedule is difficult to amend once it was set
    - Standard minimum wage
    - No health benefit before one year work (it's logic and normal)

    Advice to Management

    They're already great.

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California Pizza Kitchen Photos

California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Cauliflower Crust is here!
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: 2018 Operator of the Year, Shawn Mears
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California Pizza Kitchen photo of: 2018 Department of the Year - The People Team
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Inspired Acts - 2018 Operator's Conference
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California Pizza Kitchen Interviews

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    Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen (Boston, MA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Very simple process, even if you have never been a waiter even though most places look for experience. I went in person to apply for the job, and they told me to come back for an interview the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in 3 adjectives   1 Answer
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California Pizza Kitchen Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist in 2018 Best Practices Award - Casual Dining, TD2NK, 2018
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009

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