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"Great experience"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Positive attitudes of the management
Incentives for reaching goals

Cons

None that come to mind

Other Employee Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

  1. "High Expectations, Not Always a High Return"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Server in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - High check averages (good for servers)
    - 6 days of training for servers
    - Walk home with your tips every night
    - Easy to make friends with coworkers

    Cons

    - Extremely high expectations that cannot always be delivered
    - Fast-paced, and very stressful during peak hours or when under-staffed
    - High management relocation, hard to develop a strong relationship
    - If you have lazy coworkers, there is a lot of slack to pick up
    - Multiple managers giving conflicting directions
    - Constantly changing menu and promotions, hard to keep up with
    - Dealing with drunk/belligerent guests
    - If the manager doesn't like you, your schedule can be undesirable
    - No longer add gratuity to large parties (as of 3/2013)

    Advice to Management

    Develop a system to evaluate your best employees, recognize them, and offer more ways to develop hourly employees into management.

    Keep employees accountable, don't keep around low performers.


  2. "It was a 5+ year old love and hate relationship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Folsom, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - good money for students
    - lots of work for those that desired it

    Cons

    - high manager turnover at my particular location
    - transitioned into a monotone company that required servers to have a dry interaction with customers
    - managers made exceptions to policy when customers would complain so you're on your own

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