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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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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. "BJ's Restaurants, a great place to begin or refine your restaurant experience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great work environment where extroverts thrive. I myself am a very outgoing person with good attention skills, and being able to work at a restaurant that utilizes it was great. The food was great, and typical customers were nice. If you are looking at getting into the restaurant industry, this is a great place to start, with good training and decent advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Like any restaurant, you take the blunt end of any mistakes, even if they happen in the kitchen. This is typical of any restaurant though, as the server is responsible for the customer. Management was great about taking care of the mistakes, whether it be late or incorrect food. Also, getting time off sometimes depended on someone else covering your shift, which meant you could be stuck working on a day you requested off.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do! You are a big reason why the company is growing, and supporting your employees and making them happy helps them share that feeling with the customers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I have had fun, made good money, and learned."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay, the excellent concept of the restaurant itself and management.

    Cons

    The corporate atmosphere that can detract from it being more of a personal atmosphere as a team member and guest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your trust-worthy team members, and do not nit-pick unnecessary things when overall performance is exceptional.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional. Great Management team. Hot schedules online scheduling makes scheduling , swapping shifts, changing, and requesting off very easy. We are always busy!

    Cons

    Can get crazy with very large parties, especially walk ins when we are already slammed! Big parties of kids with pizza and baloons everywhere!hehe gets crazy!

    Advice to Management

    Management rocks here!


  4. "Great Place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Waitress in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work Environment, potential tips, managers

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about


  5. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of room for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better


  6. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive attitudes of the management
    Incentives for reaching goals

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  7. "Best waiting tables job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server/Bartender in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy script to remember at tables and lots of potential to make money. We make more money than any of the orher servers in the area and almost all of the management I've met have been fun to work for. This company appreciates hard work.

    Cons

    Secret shoppers.
    Vacation pay sucks.
    Bartendersonly make 2.13/hr in Texas.

  8. "Great place to work with great management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BJ's training program is well developed and thorough.

    Cons

    Sometimes management releases staff too early in shift


  9. "I am a current host, and i love the way the company works."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Host in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers are very understanding, the job is very flexible and great if you are a student.

    Cons

    Like any other restaurant, Bj's is very fast and overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    Notice and let us know when we do a good job.


  10. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good management and team, clean work environment and good food. beer is awesome too. I would go work there again

    Cons

    pretty strict, there is nothing else I can really think off, BJs was an awesome place to work and to make good cash

    Advice to Management

    ease up a little


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