California Pizza Kitchen Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, schedule was given out in advance and are able to view it on an app(in 48 reviews)

  • "Fun staff, good food, flexible hours(in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, tons of unnecessary paperwork, inconsistent schedule(in 25 reviews)

  • "They keep raising the menu prices which sometimes makes guests dissatisfied(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Designer in Brisbane

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pressure and boss would not blame people too much

    Cons

    Too small family company do not have any promotion opportunities

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  2. "The Perth location is a circus"

    1.0
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    Server in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen

    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.

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  3. "California pizza kitchen basic review"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun people, good tips, well organized

    Cons

    fruit flies everywhere, no overtime

  4. "Great first job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Hostess/Takeout in Clinton Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Takeout is good pay for first job, -flexible hours,

    Cons

    -food is overpriced, -sometimes dirty/needs to renovate tables

  5. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Pizza Man 

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    We made good pizza for customers

    Cons

    A lot of standing but that’s pizza life

  6. "Great work culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - FOH Trainer in Geneva, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loyal team, a great work culture that encourages you to do better.

    Cons

    vibes can easily be set off

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  7. "cpk"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    co workers and nice managers made shifts a delight

    Cons

    mean/ rude managers will yell at you, and they will play favorites, and overall make your shift a living hell.

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  8. "Good Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good working environment

    Cons

    Lulls in business that can make earning tips difficult

  9. "Overall good experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Host/Busser in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people there were very fun and helpful. Management was usually understanding

    Cons

    When the restaurant is slow it gets very dull and monotonous

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  10. "Cpk"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Host/Server in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Pizza Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working with customers & coworkers

    Cons

    Management can be difficult at times

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