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California Pizza Kitchen Overview

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

Working at California Pizza Kitchen

California is our Culture and 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!

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) operates ... Read more

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

So go ahead -- BE BOLD, BE YOU, BE EPIC!

California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

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California Pizza Kitchen Executive Chairman, President & CEO G.J. Hart
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    Former Employee - Server in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, good money, and great food

    Cons

    Customers can be rude sometimes

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California Pizza Kitchen Photos

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California Pizza Kitchen photo of: We hand toss our dough
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Belgian Chocolate Soufflé Cake
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California Pizza Kitchen Interviews

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    Food Server Interview

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    Interview

    Interviewed by three different people, the GM and two assistant managers. Very normal questions asking about how you cope with stress, previous experiences with multitasking, and other behavioral questions. After being interviewed I got a call back after a week or so saying they would like to offer me a job and to come in for orientation with the proper attire

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question they asked was how I deal with different personalities and precious experiences with multitasking   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIpMl

    California Pizza Kitchen

    Authentic California-style cuisine at all CPK locations. Try our innovative pizzas, distinctive pastas, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts. You can order online and many of our locations have curbside pickup available.

  • We are growing! To find out more about our current and future locations, check us out! 2016 is going to be EPIC! Check us out! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIpM4

    California Pizza Kitchen

    Authentic California-style cuisine at all CPK locations. Try our innovative pizzas, distinctive pastas, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts. You can order online and many of our locations have curbside pickup available.

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California Pizza Kitchen Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009

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