California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.8
72%
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71%
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68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, schedule was given out in advance and are able to view it on an app(in 45 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and you have the ability to earn a lot if you get a good shift(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "They keep raising the menu prices which sometimes makes guests dissatisfied(in 22 reviews)

  • "Entitled customers and sometimes really long hours(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work 👍"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, schedule was given out in advance and are able to view it on an app

    Cons

    Business can slow down during weekdays

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  2. "Loved it"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Server in Austin, TX

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Amazing managers, great food and environment

    Cons

    Left because of sexual harassment from a coworker

  3. "love this company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Mashantucket, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    easy to grow within the company, flexible scheduling, food discounts, great management,

    Cons

    inconsistent pay- depends on location, and time, have to carry trays for beverages and food, side work and cleaning required

  4. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and great people. Dinning card to eat at the restaurants each quarter.

    Cons

    none, it was great company to work for

  5. "Flexible hours, good work environment, opportunities for growth and promotion"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are very understanding, any FOH position has a lot of flexibility depending on staffing (easy to pick up or give up shifts). Depending on your location, kitchen will typically start a shift with a team meal. I believe you receive 50% off food during your shifts and 20% off employee discount outside of your shift.

    Cons

    If your location is short staffed, then changing your schedule/giving up shifts can be pretty difficult. Some locations have preferences/favoritism with managers, but I've worked a few different locations now and they definitely reward hard work.

  6. "Well..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, rest of the staff is really nice and fun

    Cons

    Management does not defend their servers as well as management is constantly changing and new management isn’t informed on what employees titles are, because most have multiple and have no sense of fairness

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  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Server 

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere. Co-workers become close with long hours.

    Cons

    Long hours. Tips vary. Holidays are always busy, so prepare.

  8. "Good Company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Busser 

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    this is a good company

    Cons

    minimum wage for a busser

  9. "bad"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    tips are good for it now

    Cons

    bosses can be a problem day to day

  10. "Great pasta al dente"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Pasta Cook 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The environment is multicultural and the servers are good looking.

    Cons

    Scheduling is not flexible for students I guess.

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