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California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, easy to transfer stores, great place to work while in college (in 31 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, flexible hours (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours 11 - 12 hours everyday (in 18 reviews)

  • Unpleasant work environment mostly due to management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic training! Highly involved support center!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Quality of life and a smaller concept

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say so far!


  2. "Company putting profits ahead of guest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Hours and quality of life

    Cons

    Promotions based on personal relationships rather than performance

  3. "Inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Server in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and fun co-workers and managers, discount on great food, and store music is usually pretty good. Scheduling is really flexible

    Cons

    Management needs training when it comes to speaking to their employees.


  4. "Server"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment for someone who is in school and the tips make the low pay worthwhile. It is a laxed work setting with an easy menu.

    Cons

    Management as in all restaurants is generally a tired older man who doesn't care much for the employees beyond it's a power trip for them to be in their position.

    Advice to Management

    Management, do your job and be respectful to younger staff even though they are many years your younger. There are times where being less serious would benefit.


  5. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Very thorough on boarding process, great tips, good discounts on food for yourself, several opportunities to move up within the company

    Cons

    Sometimes customers can be a drag, but that comes with the territory of being in the customer service industry. Don't let grumpy coworkers bring you down.

    Advice to Management

    Management always seems to be stressed out, corporate needs to create more reaosnable goals for them to achieve and provide more positive encouragement.


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Short Pump, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Short Pump, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management has drastically decreased, no respect from superiors, and things have changed in a negative way

    Advice to Management

    Be more of a manager than a friend, don't play favorites, and respect your workers


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Server in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling , great coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of clear, consistent direction

  8. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    California Pizza is a laidback place to work. They care about their employees and are flexible most times.

    Cons

    Serving, in general, has ebbs and flows which can be frustrating at times.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Kailua, HI
    Current Employee - Food Server in Kailua, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and great food. Also lots of ways to work up in the company.

    Cons

    Lots of responsibilities and high volume restaurant.


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Glendale, WI
    Former Employee - Server in Glendale, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going as far as serving jobs go and the money can be pretty decent. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Inconsistent in days of busy-ness and money making. Management could use some sensitivity training toward staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat all of your employees like humans for better performance.


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