BJ's Restaurants

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BJ's Restaurants Reviews

Updated 2 December 2014
Updated 2 December 2014
218 Reviews
3.2
218 Reviews
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Greg Trojan
36 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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  1.  

    Best company ive worked for

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

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Great pay, great atmosphere and good hours!

    Cons

    Nothing bad it all seems like everything is good to me so far in this 1st year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Na

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

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Good tip only in good sections.

    Cons

    You will have bad days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work load is heavy but it is enjoyable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Huge growth opportunities, new restaurant openings throughout the country. The future is very bright. The pay is higher then most in the industry

    Cons

    Late hours, heavy work load. The pizza slash sports bar style restaurant creates some late and long hours. Once you get that part down it is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very flexible schedule and fun to work with

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Good money
    Fun staff
    Hotschedule scheduling system is legit

    Cons

    Lower income guests who don't tip at times

  6.  

    New style of casual dining and a fun atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Server in Lewisville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Lewisville, TX (US)

    I have been working at BJ's Restaurants part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has provided me with a challenging work environment as well as job stability throughout the years I've dedicated to it.

    Cons

    The fast paced work environment can take a physical toll after time. Additionally, the potential turn over rate can make team building a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management staff should not change around restaurants as often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Positive.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Great potential for growth.

    Cons

    Easy to get over looked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Growth and Salary Potential, Hard Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary + 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    "I LOVE THIS PLACE"

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

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants

    Pros

    Never a dull moment! Always busy! Great location!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    U Rock!

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture!

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company. Advancement opportunities.

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

    I worked at BJ's Restaurants part-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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