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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Pros
  • you make good money on night shifts (in 54 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, fair shift distribution (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and incentives for employees. Easy to manage your hours and schedule online. You're allowed to swap and change shifts easily.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage, so you basically have to rely on your tips to pay the bills. A bit difficult to move up to bar tending, as the wait list is long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the incentives - they make servers work harder. Maybe make training more rewarding that way servers will be more keen to do so.


  2. "server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Woodland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you make good money on night shifts

    Cons

    Managers are not the kindest

    Advice to Management

    Be more relationship orientated.

  3. "BJ's Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Everything was pretty much okay


  4. "Solid company to work for during college experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    - Very flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    - None that I can think of


  5. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    it is a great company!

    Cons

    The cliental is not the worst

    Advice to Management

    Enforce rules equallly, if one manager says something all managers should enforce it even if it’s not there main concern


  6. "Long time Server/Bartender, short time management"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company made Craft beer, Flexible hours, interior promotion, high food prices=high tips

    Cons

    No gratuity on large parties, lack of solid management (depending on location


  7. "Drama Abounds"

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free meal
    -Good starter job
    -Easy work
    -Fun people
    -Good management
    -Job mobility to server/take-out/busser

    Cons

    -Working at or close to minimum wage and no chance of raise at that position
    -Must be able to carry heavy menus back from POSI stations to hospitality desk
    -Drama between staff members
    -standing around on not-so busy days

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the servers who don't understand why hosts must give guests tables that weren't originally assigned know why that's the case

  8. "Pizza Cook/ Line Cook"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow skills

    Cons

    Very hectic and can get overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that when a cook works in another station to pay them accordingly!


  9. "Fun Atmosphere, Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice trendy, bar type of atmosphere, fun place to meet people and work with friends. Basic benefits, employee discount on meals during shift (50%), drink running requirement is not fun nor does it make any money.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and employees, unrealistic expectations; corporate culture ruins otherwise great restaurant atmosphere. Upward mobility is possible but only if one of management's favorites, don't recognize good teamwork and exceptional service, only reprimand when mistakes occur; negative management/employee culture.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and not like another rag under your foot


  10. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good staff
    good structure
    good food and alcohol

    Cons

    very corporate structure and micro managing

    Advice to Management

    stop micro-managing, your employees know their jobs


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