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"It's a decent job"

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Current Employee - Host in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Host in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

If you want to work your way up to serving this is a good place to start. Try starting as a food runner or take out, but host if you have to.

Cons

Very cutthroat. Hours are not guaranteed (especially for hosts) if business is slow we get cut early.

Advice to Management

They have a helpful training workbook but the hosts who trained me didn't really help at all.

Other Employee Reviews for BJ's Restaurants

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Growth and Salary Potential, Hard Work/Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary + Bonus is great, as well as health benefits, 401K, etc. GM's can top 100K including bonus if they stick around long enough. Lots of corporate structure to support and guide you, you always know exactly what is expected of you.

    Cons

    If you have a GM that is hard to communicate with it can make it difficult to get certain days off or have a positive work environment. BJ's also expects a lot of work hours from managers, and holidays are blacked out for vacation, so you'll never get to see your family during those important times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to have a rotation system so that you can earn your way to eventually taking time off during Christmas/Thanksgiving.


  2. "Fun work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and sense of camaraderie. Flexible schedules. Professionalism. Great beer. Opportunity for promotion.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Always shoving programs in the guests face... can make bartending or serving not fun after awhile, scripted service steps.

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