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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great culture, good money, and decent food (in 46 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule and good tips (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours; no breaks for the most part (in 21 reviews)

  • If you become a manager your work life balance is pretty bad, food is sub par (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Management is terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Sunset Valley, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Sunset Valley, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounted food, good ppa therefore more tips

    Cons

    So focused on bottom line that staff is under developed. Management doesn't seem to care about restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the office. Yes there is paperwork to be done, but you can't run a busy shift from the office.


  2. "BJ's Restaurants International Mall Doral FL"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, friendly staff , good food.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, bad tips


  3. "Must like transitions to consider longevity."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broil Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Broil Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They feed you if you work a 5 hour shift.

    Cons

    Have problems with communication and follow up. Huge turnover with limited work due to lack of training schedules. Frequent schedule changes, low moral, and little consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Descipline your team members, and follow through on job duties. Keep it professional and lead by example. Tighten your bolts or your ship will sink.


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  5. "Poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Bus Boy, would never go back."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busser in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Busser in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Corporate restaurant with a lot of rules and regulations

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees faily


  7. "Busser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busser in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Busser in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    .Enviornment
    . Co-workers
    . Paid on time
    . Tips
    . Free food
    . Always busy

    Good for tips, Can work late at night. Open late providing more possibilities to pick up shifts when going to school. Very busy

    Cons

    . No room to grow
    . Lack of management productivity
    . Lack of communication from Management

    Not good if going to school, i was not able to take time off for a class i had one Saturday. I had asked months in advance to take the day off. Coming up on the day i had to resign or miss my mandatory class.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. More flexibility for students. More staff on hand. Be patient and understand employees needs. More Communication down the pipe line.


  8. "Host Desk Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host Desk Coordinator in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Host Desk Coordinator in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fast-paced, meet lots of people

    Cons

    hours and shifts are not guaranteed

    Advice to Management

    consistency and accountabilitiy are key


  9. "Management is lack-luster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun coworkers and great team environment. You look forward to coming to work with your friends and having a good time at work.

    Cons

    Management is never held responsible for their mistakes. The lower level employees are the ones who get picked on and if you are not liked by management they will either fire you or make your life miserable till you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, we have good ideas and legitimate concerns. Sometimes the wrong way to do something, just because it is easy, is not always right. Make sure we are more safe working in the environment we work in.


  10. "Not for Motivated Individuals at Corporate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work in the corporate office is really easy, the pay is decent i suppose. The people are really nice as long as you do exactly what your boss says, and the hours are really relaxed.

    Cons

    You will not be challenged. If you try to excel and do better you will immediately be shut down because everyone is insecure of their position being lost so they will keep you in a narrow corner. Do NOT disagree with anyone in finance, what they say goes.

    Advice to Management

    Get some mid-upper management who actually care about the business and people and not just their own political motivations.


  11. "Management is stuck up. terrible atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Runner/Server in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Food Runner/Server in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are no pros, and i need 5 words

    Cons

    WHITE WORK SHIRTS?? AS A SERVER? Half your money goes to getting new shirts!
    Management sucks.
    Tips aren't all that. you can do better

    Advice to Management

    remember, your employees are people. I gave my two weeks and left. Very happy at Chuy's and make more money with a slightly less expensive menu lol



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