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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "you make good money on night shifts" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Good company, helps employees in need, flexible schedule" (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours no work life balance" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Work environment highly dependent on managers and coworkers" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Dishwasher prep cook cater and rental setup and tear down of tents tables and chairs"

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Dishwasher in Gaylord, MI
    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Dishwasher in Gaylord, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great friends

    Cons

    Work alot of hours and meet lots of faces


  2. "A notch up from your typical dine-in restaurants"

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    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean and smell-free environments, gives clear and concise expectations of what they expect and how you can easily move up in the company

    Cons

    Pay varies heavily depending on region

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there are reviews happening more consistently

  3. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Hours are great if your good at your job.

    Cons

    Managers are unwilling to really listen.


  4. "Bookkeeper/Server/Certified Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on location, you can make great money in a short amount of time. Make sure to always provide positive customer service and you will be compensated in return. The POSI system is very simple to use which makes it easier to navigate and keep track of individual tables.

    Cons

    When the team does not work together or assist one another it makes the job much more difficult, so it's important to make sure you get along with team members - front of house and back of house.

    Advice to Management

    Management is extremely overwhelming, so being able to manage multiple tasks at one time is very important. Not talking down on staff because we're all adults therefore to micro manage and to be treated like a child was very discouraging.


  5. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Easy to work at, cool people

    Cons

    Not great to work at


  6. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Schedules could be a little better

    Advice to Management

    Give set schedules to those who desperately need it


  7. "Dishwasher"

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Busboy in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Busboy in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BJ's is very flexible with schedules in case of emergency or schooling.

    Cons

    Some nights Fri and Sat I wouldn't be able to leave until 3 or 4 in the morning.

  8. "Take-out"

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    Former Employee - Take Out Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Take Out Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to change scheduling
    Opportunity for promotion
    Great team members and work environment

    Cons

    Mismanagement as far as being sent to several managers just to have one thing done

    Needing a manager to do practically anything that required a minimum amount of extra work. Things that could’ve easily been handled individually needing a managers card/swipe


  9. "BJ's Waiges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Good Environment
    -Fast-paced
    -Room for promotion

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Very corporate
    -Small tip earnings


  10. "Good Place to Learn Teamwork"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good mgmt and team members

    Cons

    Can get slammed with orders


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