BJ's Restaurants Reviews in San Bruno, CA | Glassdoor

BJ's Restaurants San Bruno Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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San Bruno, CA

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Pros
  • Great culture, good money, and decent food (in 50 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule and good tips (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Bruno, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced (time goes by faster), everyone is friendly, customers are typically good people who do not cause gripe about minuscule things

    Cons

    Fast-paced (if you do not like fast environments things can get out of control for you), management can be either really good or extremely poor, customers can be mean and unnecessary, some people do not know how to serve, cooks can be terrrible

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who do not show up or show up late quite a bit, fire cooks who cause problems, be there for your employees


  2. "Working here is bad"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    I wouldn't work here forever but would definitely recommend it for someone who is a student or if your looking for something part time.

    -Pretty Flexible schedule while at the same time can get the hours that you want. (If your location is as busy as San Bruno they will work you every hour you say you are available)

    -Easy getting vacation (you just have to let them know a couple weeks in advance, or if it is a holiday such as Halloween you need to schedule it months in advance).

    -Shifts are relatively short (4-5 hours) unless your closing. You can sometimes ask your manager though to work double shifts.

    -Schedules are hosted through a site called hotschedules which also has an app. This is a place where you can find people to cover your shift.

    Cons

    -Sometimes Management is hard to find when you need them ( you will need them if you need them to take stuff off the bill or talk to a guest)

    -Tips can fluctuate depending on the section your in ( there are some sections that are better than others because of the amount of tables they turn hourly)

    -Kitchen is a lot of the times slow. (this affects the happiness of your guests because a lot of the times their entrees will come out before their appetizer or they will be waiting around 30 min for a salad)

    Advice to Management

    For sure something that needs to be fixed is something in the back end of the restaurant. If anything, the size of the kitchen needs to be increased and the number of workers to accommodate a full dinner rush.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management team"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quick cash, free food if untipped position, great co-workers

    Cons

    Depending on what city, the type of crowds can either make or break a shift. Management only care about the numbers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great work ethics!"

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    Former Employee - Host/Takeout in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Host/Takeout in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule, acknowledge a job well done, constructive criticism to better work ethic

    Cons

    Late nights, some colleagues are non-responsive to training and advice

    Advice to Management

    Take more time for hiring process - some people who were hired were highly disappointing to work with


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, look into restaurant life

    Cons

    People promoted before you, hours unpredictable, mean guests


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