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BJ's Restaurants Cupertino Reviews

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Cupertino, CA

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Pros
  • Good money is pretty regular if you get the good server sections (in 49 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule and good tips (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours; no breaks for the most part (in 25 reviews)

  • If you become a manager your work life balance is pretty bad, food is sub par (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Server in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mobility is easy in this company. Gain some customer service experience and make some new friends (even if theyre somewhat cliquey)

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized because there are not enough employees.
    Massive food and beer selection, having to know everything on the menu is a little tough
    Need to train employees better

    Advice to Management

    Care a little bit more.
    get more workers and make sure they are properly trained.


  2. "Decent company to work for while looking for other opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie between team members
    Flexible schedule to accommodate various lifestyles.

    Cons

    Management treats you like a number, not a person.
    Managers play favorites and not merit based.

    Advice to Management

    I know it is not true in all locations, but at mine when I first started working there managers were great. They took care of their team members and knew how to motivate. LESS TURNOVER IN MANAGEMENT. In the few years we were there we went through 25+ managers. Constantly having to build rapport with new management every few months is very disheartening. The new managers didn't know anything about keeping their team members happy and motivated. They clearly only though about themselves and would throw a team member under the bus to save themselves any discomfort at the the drop of a hat.

  3. "Downward"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance, great 401k match up and great vacation pay.

    Cons

    I worked for this company for a few years and I don't have any regrets but I know I got out out at the right time as the former CEO did and about 12 other managers. Some of the decisions upper management made the pass 2 years is sending this once awesome concept to ground. One of those decisions was to set one of the main TV's on the fox channel news, but the decision that really went straight to the heart of this company is the implementation of the 1/9 verify program......I am an independent when it comes to political affiliation, but I can see this company it's run by a true Republican, not wrong or bad but they should be more discreet about their political preference.

    Advice to Management

    You know what to do so do it.......


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