BJ's Restaurants

  www.bjsrestaurants.com
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Great place to work and eat

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Server
Former Employee - Server

I worked at BJ's Restaurants full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great food and atmosphere. Its a busy place so time flys by. Depending on location, tips can be really good.

Cons

Such a busy place it's hard to connect with each table or to be present on the floor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the things tha impact the customer experience. Managers should be walking he floor, but are often times distracted or concerned with back of the house activities.

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    Working here does not pay your bills!

    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The only unique thing about this is restaurant is that they brew their own beers, ciders, and root beer. As far as food, they do make great pizza.

    Cons

    The kitchen is very small and not organized! There are so many items on the menu that the kitchen gets weeded on a daily basis. Ticket times are very long and mistakes are abundant. The manager cuts the floor so quickly that most of the time you go to work, you are cut after 2 tables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try practicing fairness on a daily basis. Instead of scheduling the same employees for the closing stations or the bar tops, rotate sections to all employees. Also, don't cut the floor as soon as others walk in the front door, since it does not even pay for the gas to get to work. Add a tip out system so it is calculated on your cash out and not handed out to each bus boy, bartender, and food runner. This creates favorites and ones drinks or food is not priority unless you "pay' extra money to each support staff!

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    Interpersonal Skills Need Improvement

    • 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

    Great opportunities to expand beyond the company and meet people that know the ends and outs of the business.

    Cons

    Work environment changes throughout the day(i.e. during lunch it may be slow and then suddenly pick up out of nowhere)...clash of communication at times and things get pretty hectic.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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