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California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Long hours 11 - 12 hours everyday (in 16 reviews)

  • The 50 hour work week is unrealistic when you don't have support from upper management on a 3 man team (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good benefits

    Cons

    Wasn't very busy at the store I worked at.


  2. "Work Life At CPK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and very relaxed.

    Cons

    Host are inconsistent because they do not get paid a lot.


  3. "Best company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Great management, awesome staff at CPK

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to this company


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  5. "Bartender/Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Team work, working with diverse group of individuals.

    Cons

    Depending on location the clientele.


  6. "Great part time gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Cash money at the end of every shift. Can release your shifts or pick up others when needed.

    Cons

    If it's slow, you get sent home early.


  7. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Great Benefits, Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Difficult to progress career after entering management.


  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    There was always lots of business and money to be made! You just had to put in the effort but you could easily walk out with $100+ in a night

    Cons

    The management was awful. They clearly hated their jobs and made me hate mine at times.

    Advice to Management

    Look like you're happy to be there-not just around guests-but employees as well. It makes a difference.


  9. "Epic Food, Epic Job"

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

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Pride in the service, food, and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and scheduling within the company

    Cons

    8 bucks to spend on pizza with workers comp


  11. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment to work in
    Very friendly staff
    Great company culture

    I always look forward to going into work not only to make money, but because of the people that work there

    Cons

    Working in the customer service industry is not always an easy task and every customer is different from the other, having said, some customers are hard to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Understand that employees genuinely do need certain days off and respect when they tell you in advance they need days off



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