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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 22, 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 Restaurant and brewery bartender"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Management is great and the schedules are pretty consistent. Bosses work well with getting your days requested off.

    Cons

    Team work can get pretty weak at times.


  2. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay ,
    Consistency with schedule
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Side work takes 2 hours to do .
    Unorganized management in newer locations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your personal relationships with servers out of the workplace

  3. "Hostess"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Made some awesome friends when working there. Fun and fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Servers are very negative at times and tend to snap. Disorganization is just the way things were, so learn to work around it.


  4. "Bjs restaurant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company with a lot of heart and room for growth from internals to management. Salary is middle of the road but has yearly raise opportunity and a decent bonus structure.

    Cons

    Too many elements in the operations from day to day for the amount of members to a management team. Too many hours are required of each member of the management team and teams are often understaffed causing more stress than should be necessary


  5. "Bjs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Server in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Friendly, Fast-paced, Good environment, Coworkers

    Cons

    Money, Lack of silverware, lack of glassware, low on stock items, need more motivate people


  6. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay bonus hours room for growth

    Cons

    Long hours no work life balance


  7. "Solid establishment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment with room to grow

    Cons

    Can be difficult depending on other coworkers

  8. "It was good for what it was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling was nice to have

    Cons

    Disorganized management structure and loose rules.


  9. "server"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    it is a good work

    Cons

    the work hours could be better


  10. "Like High School. Unprofessional. Unorganized. This is at every location."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food IF you don't make tips. Food costs a lot so this was veryy helpful. 1/2 off for others if around time of shift. 20% off other days.

    Cons

    Harassment and everything else. Immature employees and management. I'm 20 with bills to pay and quit without another job because it just got that tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


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