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California Pizza Kitchen Overview

Playa Vista, CA (US)
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
$1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

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California is our culture, passion is our heritage. This is the place for taste makers, rule breakers and Earth shakers. Every day, we conquer challenges by daring to work on the edge and thinking outside the box. And we never settle for the norm.

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Mission: We are passionate individuals committed to Inspiring Others by bringing California Creativity to every meal!

California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

  • "The Perth location is a circus"

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    Former Employee - Server in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Server in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting other servers, bartenders, hosts. They hired a really great bunch of people.

    Cons

    Management. They drink on the job, are unapproachable, blame the staff for anything and everything, break their own contract rules (no eating upstairs but they eat upstairs), they didnt pay us for the first 4 weeks we worked there, they dont pay their accounts for their bar suppliers so were always out of stuff, dont give proper training cuz they dont know what they're doing themselves but will be the first to blame all the other staff, dont support their staff in any way possible or give them any benefits (not even free food after making them work long hours), for the first 3 weeks of opening nobody got any breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't open up the second store just because your contract says you have to when you cant even handle one store

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California Pizza Kitchen Photos

California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Cauliflower Crust is here!
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: 2018 Operator of the Year, Shawn Mears
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Live Well Being You
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: #forceofthefuture
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: 2018 Department of the Year - The People Team
California Pizza Kitchen photo of: Inspired Acts - 2018 Operator's Conference
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California Pizza Kitchen Interviews

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    Pizza Maker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Pizza Kitchen.

    Interview

    Didnt feel like a job interview. Really nice boss. Overall good experience. We made jokes and talked. He showed me around. Met the other employees. Questions asked like what are your goals. How long you wanna work for etc.

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Company Updates

  • We have some exciting new innovative menu items coming in April 2018! Are you ready?

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California Pizza Kitchen Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist in 2018 Best Practices Award - Casual Dining, TD2NK, 2018
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009

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