BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
226 Reviews
3.2
226 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
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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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    staying till after midnight sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    More Cons than Pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Worked here for nearly 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front of House Server Trainer in Round Rock, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Front of House Server Trainer in Round Rock, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers are great, flexible schedule

    Cons

    As with any serving job you never know what you will make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees are cleaning things to standard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have worked here for over 3 years

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, worked my up from host to takeout to server, and love that it's a good way to make decent money in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Large menu, sometimes customers can be difficult, tips aren't good in Tucson. Also, managers change a lot which is hard, because you have to get to know them and sometimes they don't like people for certain reasons, pick favorites, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A good company to work for that is wiling to be flexible with your scheduling demands.

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

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with schedules for those who have another job or are going to school. Its easy to network with guests and become familiar or can even make friends with guests that frequent the establishment.

    Cons

    You never know how long your shift will be just like any other restaurant job, you however may work longer shifts at BJ's than one may be accustomed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management may want to consider being more selective on who they hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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