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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Made good money and had los of fun at work (in 44 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule and good tips (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and high expectations (in 20 reviews)

  • poor management leads to a terrible work environment (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Senior manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and culture. Awesome meal perks.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to get the job done sometimes. Have to manage labor too tight sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the leash a little.


  2. "Server/ Bartender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food, great culture, good people, great money

    Cons

    hours, upset customers, harsh on your feet


  3. "Great place to make money without working 8 hours."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Place is always busy!! Great opportunity to make money and meet people. Management strong but gm needs to be genuine, he's not. Team not behind him. Other 2 very knowledgeable and capable!

    Cons

    Kitchen staff amazing but the kitchen is small for the volume of guests we try to accommodate which can take forever to serve to guest sometimes. Guests need to be more understanding and not so demanding!

    Advice to Management

    Be positive!! Be genuine! Be respectful!Because at the end of the day we are all people with lives and family.


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  5. "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, strong management, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Very fast pased and days can be long

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "Incredible managers and I've made the best money serving tables at BJ's."

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    Current Employee - Server in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Server in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is awesome. Great money, good tippers. Awesome food!! Servers get a 50% discount on meals every day you work a shift.

    Cons

    Serving isn't perfect because your living is off tips, other than that there's not anything to complain about. The area where I work has a pretty decent clientele.


  7. "Front of house server- trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    There are advancement opportunities. It is also easy to transfer to a new location if you have moved.

    Cons

    Corporate restaurants are not always "for" the team-member.


  8. "Great entry level management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great career oportunities

    Cons

    Overwhelming expectations, absolutely no work-life balance


  9. "Great place to work at!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a great atmosphere!

    Cons

    I would not change a thing.

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook/Prep Cook in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Line Cook/Prep Cook in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Poorly managed, no overtime allowed

    Advice to Management

    Please follow through on promises to employees.


  11. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Good money, easy, good money

    Cons

    Horrible management, too high of expectations

    Advice to Management

    Get a new job



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