BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated Jul 03, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 176 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

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Greg Trojan

(20 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possibility to make good money if your a closing server (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, when working with a (literally) almost hundred other servers, easy to get a shift covered (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, crappy clientele, high turn-over thus servers are not very good (in 9 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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    Positive.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat potential for growth.

    ConsEasy to get over looked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    "I LOVE THIS PLACE"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNever a dull moment! Always busy! Great location!

    ConsParking can be a challenge, for some especially around the holidays/wkends...if your not aware of the 4 levels/parking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementU Rock!

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    Great Growth and Salary Potential, Hard Work/Life Balance

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsSalary + 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat teamwork, solid structure. Love the food, beer and the up beat environment. Makes work FUN. Love my co-workers too.

    ConsVery high standards. Lots of structure. Very black and white process and procedures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company. Advancement opportunities.

    Server (Former Employee) Dublin, OH (US)

    Pros-They were very up-to-date with their technology. They used HotSchedules for scheduling and it was virtually impossible not to work exactly what you wanted to with it.
    -Base pay was very good. Hostess started out $2 about minimum wage. Servers $1 above the server minimum wage.
    -The opportunity for advancement was excellent. Every manager I had started out as a Server for the company.
    -Hard work pays off.
    -Yearly raise.

    Cons-No reimbursement for uniform expenses. The non-slip shoes you have to wear run through very quickly.
    -Servers have a very high tip-out. 5-6% depending on your section.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall average/above average serving job

    Server (Current Employee) Las Vegas, NV (US)

    ProsThey work around your schedule with school or 2nd job. Good money. With hourly (7.00-8.00) plus tips I would average a little over 20.00 per hour.

    ConsCould only work 5 shifts per week and no more than 7 hours a day. They are very strict about labor and rush you to get sidework done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to spend more time doing a thorough job with sidework.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would love to be given another opportunity at this restaurant.

    Host (Former Employee) Arlington, TX (US)

    Prosgreat team. great leadership by the managers. great atmosphere for customers and employees.

    Consyou end up loving work so much you forget you have a life. work-life balance kinda gets affected.

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    Awesome place to work

    Server (Former Employee) Tyler, TX (US)

    Prosgood management and team, clean work environment and good food. beer is awesome too. I would go work there again

    Conspretty strict, there is nothing else I can really think off, BJs was an awesome place to work and to make good cash

    Advice to Senior Managementease up a little

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I am a current host, and i love the way the company works.

    Host (Current Employee) Kissimmee, FL (US)

    ProsThe managers are very understanding, the job is very flexible and great if you are a student.

    ConsLike any other restaurant, Bj's is very fast and overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice and let us know when we do a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work with great management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBJ's training program is well developed and thorough.

    ConsSometimes management releases staff too early in shift

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