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California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible schedule, easy to transfer stores, great place to work while in college" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, flexible hours" (in 28 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. "Great Employer & Staff Members to Work with, and Nice Working Environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busser in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Most staff members are great to work and deal with
    - Warm and alive work atmosphere
    - You'll learn many things, and great to gain more experiences
    - Schedule is flexible, as long as you informed them in advance
    - Shared tips

    Cons

    - Schedule is difficult to amend once it was set
    - Standard minimum wage
    - No health benefit before one year work (it's logic and normal)

    Advice to Management

    They're already great.


  2. "Community Brand Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Great company culture! Loved creating brand awareness for the company!

    Cons

    Nothing, I loved all my team members.

  3. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule, tips, team work

    Cons

    busy, unorganized, managment, large menu


  4. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A genuine management team and great employees to create a comfortable working environment

    Cons

    Customer service is never an easy industry... The customers are the hardest part of the job


  5. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    On the nights that it is busy, you can make money but only if you are a opener/closer
    also it is very chill and relaxed place to work.

    Cons

    Really slow majority of the time, so no tables means no tips which means no money, so it really depends on the day and the season


  6. "Hostess"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Friendly coworkers, great food, nice management

    Cons

    Low salary
    late hours
    standing on feet


  7. "Bartender"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender
    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, if you put in the work it is really easy to move up in the company. Relaxed work environment, mostly college students.

    Cons

    Work schedule is inconsistent and managers are always on employees about hustling through side work and clocking out so their labor isn't too high.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring is too lenient, turn over rate is so high because employees aren't being properly interviewed and management doesn't call former employers. It results in bad or lazy employees.

  8. "Great place to work"

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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

    there was great pay, excellent management that realy worked hard for you when you worked hard for them.

    Cons

    I can not say that there was a con for me for working there.

    Advice to Management

    enhance your hiring process to weed out people who do not want to work there.


  9. "Waiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Constant changing of management within a year


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, hours are decent as most locations close before 10pm.

    Cons

    High employee turnover, some managers can be unprofessional.


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