Trainer/ Server (Former Employee), San Bernardino – June 15, 2015
Pros: 50% off food, when working. 25% off when not working.
Cons: no benefits, no full time unless management, poor management, very busy restaurant
BJs is a fun place to work if you work hard. If you are a hard worker you will eventually befriend the managers which is really important in this position. If you are looking for advancement, it takes a long time but keeping bugging management. This job is incredibly flexible and you pretty much make your own schedule. Tips vary from location of restaurant.
server (Former Employee), Kissimmee, Florida at Loop – May 5, 2014
They play too many mind games at the Kissimmee Loop location, witholding work hours with no reason or warning. Keep yr old job, even if yr hired full time here. They seem polite but will plott against you without telling you why or what. Then they play as if they haven't noticed.
Line cook (Former Employee), Tacoma, wa – October 26, 2013
Pros: free meal if non tipped employee, vacation pay
Cons: horrible management, they over work you
I worked for this company for 8 months as a line cook, it was great at first but then you see the true colors of the management. They work you like a slave because they are always under staffed in the – more... kitchen. The managers at my location at least we're some of the laziest managers I've ever seen, if it's busy and like I said we were always short handed they would just stand there and yell for the food and not help. I don't even know how they became managers. The only things that are good about this company is the food is good and free if your a cook or host and that they offer vacation pay, but trust me it's not worth it unless you wanna be a slave!!! – less
Not as good as they made it sound in the interview.
line cook (Former Employee), Orlando, Millenia Mall area – June 12, 2013
Pros: absolutely nothing!
Cons: absolutely everything!
From day 1 of working here, I was blown away by how unorganized the place was. In my interview they promised me all kinds of bs ..and then I was told by a manager who didn't even introduce himself that – more... i wasnt needed there and he doesnt know why they hired 3 newbies, they overwork u to the extreme, and still want more, 5 ppl quit in a 2 wk period so go figure...the cooks sell drugs on the line, and the manager knows and acts as if he doesnt notice,because hes one of their usual slaves – less
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee), Dallas, Texas – January 29, 2013
Pros: good pay, benefits and vacation time.
Cons: long hours, schedule is never consistent and time off can be hard to come by.
The hours are typically 10 a day, sometimes longer depending on volume. I have learned much about food safety and sanitation. The training was very detailed and sets you up for your home location. The – more... hardest part is being away from your family if you have one due to the hours. The best part is your relationship with your team members. It can be a great experience and I highly recommend BJ's Restaurants to anyone going into the restaurant industry. – less
Fast pace hospitality serving pizza, beer and lots more
Bookkeeper / Supervisor / Regional Trainer (Former Employee), Brea, CA – July 2, 2012
Pros: free meals (only for non tipped employees)
Cons: poor management, inconsistent policies and procedures
By executing the job duties of a manager, you can easily work your way up the ranks if you show that you are interested in taking care of the business. Co-workers are usually team players. It's really – more... hard to give great service, without the necessary tools you need from management, to succeed. It's great to generate those regular customers that come in and want to be served by their favorite team member. Food is delicious, yet addicting. – less