BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
230 Reviews
3.2
230 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possibility to make good money if your a closing server (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, when working with a (literally) almost hundred other servers, easy to get a shift covered (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, crappy clientele, high turn-over thus servers are not very good (in 10 reviews)

  • You have a script to follow and secret shoppers come in to grade you, if you don't say the right things you could be fired (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Quality systems. They compensate well.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is more interested in share holders. Cutting costs. Food quality going down some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I really liked working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Good team and always worked with my school life also always had an opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Sometimes I worked overtime. Also sometimes took on other peoples responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great restaurant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Busser in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    The free meal is wonderful.

    Cons

    Not enough workers sometimes. I don't think there is enough flexibility in the scheduling. the computer system is really slow and needs to be updated. the scheduling system online is not user friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Eugene, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Eugene, OR (US)

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    One of the most estables jobs ever had

    Cons

    Work is hard , under pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    currently a to-go opporator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    easy work, free meal, managers and espically the gm are awesome

    Cons

    staying till after midnight sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good training and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host/Takeout in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Host/Takeout in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Information al training, only a 6 day process
    Generally nice coworkers
    Relatively was work
    Generally pleasant management

    Cons

    Way too corporate
    Some managers can be more of micromanagers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    More Cons than Pros

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Vacaville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Vacaville, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere for the most part. The food tastes really good.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism that is blatantly obvious and your schedule will reflect accordingly. Cooks have favorites and servers they don't like and will purposely make certain servers orders take forever! Management is less than professional often spewing sexual innuendoes and inappropriate comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are fair to all employees not just the ones you personally like best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server in Roseville, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Food Server in Roseville, CA (US)

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Short shifts and flexible hours

    Cons

    No stability and not consistent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, flexible scheduling, short shifts, income every shift, constant movement, great pay, discounted food, and frequent opportunities for promotions.

    Cons

    Management makes or breaks locations, constant movement, late shifts, high stress, lack of benefits (short shifts makes it hard to meet hourly quota per week to qualify for them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tends to take advantage of hard working servers, running them into the ground and not rewarding individuals for their sacrifices. Focus more on employee's moral and needs instead of making bonuses each quarter and there should be no problems making said bonuses. Also, NEVER manage under the philosophies; "out with the old, in with the new" and "the customer is always right" as they tend to alienate your employees and kill morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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