Since we first opened our doors in 1985, our R.O.C.K. philosophy (Respect, Opportunity, Communication, Kindness) has set CPK apart from those both inside and outside our industry. It’s not just a saying we hang on the wall but something we all strive to live and breathe every day. These values allow our employees to be who they (really) are, encourage everyone to apply their passion to their role, and open the door for all to fulfill their potential and exceed their expectations within the organization.
Respect guides us as a company and as individuals to value our guests, co-workers, community, vendors and environment. We continually seek out the opinions of team members, guests, and communities to learn and enhance the CPK experience. Simply said, all voices matter, and our focus on respect ensures that all voices are heard.
Opportunity at CPK is real and tangible. Through exciting career growth and cross training, we're always looking to develop and refine our top talent to drive the business and lead others. CPK challenges its employees to learn about the business at every level. Our most talented employees are provided with opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way, to help fuel the growth of our organization.
Communication is actively encouraged at CPK. We have an open-door policy and a culture where everyone is known on a first name basis and always welcome to speak up.
Kindness defines the energy and spirit of California Pizza Kitchen. It shapes and guides how we develop, communicate, and hold each other accountable to our high standards.
California is our culture. Passion, our heritage. This is the place for taste makers, rule breakers, and earth shakers. Every day, we conquer challenges by daring to work on the edge and thinking outside the box. We innovate, in an anything-but-ordinary, legendary sort of way. And we never settle for the norm. At California Pizza Kitchen, this fearless philosophy continues to redefine our game and we play to win. So we celebrate people like you. Your triumphs. Your careers. The way you bring the biggest and best parts of yourself to work and to our communities. Because when you create phenomenal experiences for our guests and strengthen our core with your CPK soul, there’s no stopping us. So go ahead. Be bold. Be you. Be EPIC.
We hire passionate and hospitality minded people who support and encourage the company with knowledge and understanding. This is the place where thinking outside of the box is always encouraged because innovation is what will redefine people, places, and pizza!
Ask any CPK employee why they like working here and they'll say: "The people!" It's also a place of passion, encouragement, hard work and opportunity. The benefits are awesome too! Healthcare for qualified individuals, CPK meal discounts, dining discounts, a 401(k) plan, anniversary bonus and much more! Working at CPK, you'll know you're part of something special - part of a team that cares about each other and the community all working toward a common goal.
Join the EPIC Nation today!