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California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Long hours 11 - 12 hours everyday (in 18 reviews)

  • The work environment was not always comfortable (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Culture, FUN!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company!! Culture unlike any other, the CEO GJ is very friendly, knows your name and never has his head in the clouds. So many fun events at the RSC and give back opportunities for the community.

    Cons

    Only con would be advancement, may take longer unless you have the right push from your department head.


  2. "Server Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    You get paid every day that you work. Your managers are usually willing to help you when you're in the weeds.

    Cons

    Customers are not always the best.

  3. "Cool place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Short hours, great tips, lots of teamwork, easy side work, great customers.

    Cons

    Management had some issues with communication, but that can be anywhere you work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be on the same page. I don't know how many times I've was told one thing, then told another by a different manager.


  4. "A fun energetic place to work?"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule . If managers aren't on the floor , they are easily accessible. Very team oriented. Open door policy. Lots of great guests. Fun work environment.

    Cons

    They took off the auto gratuity on parties so sometimes you make crappie money. I lost my health insurance due to my hours being cut. They shut down and gave us a week notice.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time interacting with guests.


  5. "Operations are deficient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food, good atmosphere there.

    Cons

    Bad hostess system. Waits are way too long because of the lack of a good hostess system. There is a waiter who says racist things within hearing distance of the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Give customers pagers. Have only two hostesses. Three makes it too confusing and there is lack of communication. Have one stay at podium, other look for open tables and make the predictions. A third person just gets in the way and confuses everything. The manager's son walks people to tables before the tables are cleaned!


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    great, very nice staff, decent tips

    Cons

    sometimes slow and base pay is low


  7. "Great Restaurant Job"

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    Former Employee - Server in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meal discounts, good training, good earning potential

    Cons

    typical cons that come with working in Restaurants. Long hours weekends.

  8. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Server in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with.
    - Work toward caring for one another.

    Cons

    -Some managers do not know how to give everyone an equal chance on the schedule.
    -Also, some managers do not know how to manage a restaurant, they probably wanted to get more money to take care of family was all.

    Advice to Management

    - Please learn all ins and outs of management so you don't get workers angry and they end up finding other jobs.


  9. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly

    Cons

    There really were no cons.


  10. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Server in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible hours

    Cons

    Like any server job, the people can be rude, but you just have to deal. Some of the managers didn't listen to very critical feedback from their employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have suggestions.


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