Brinker

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Brinker Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.3 81 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks

Doug Brooks

(42 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours during down times(in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation, structure, ability to move up and be promoted from within(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours management can treat you like a child(in 6 reviews)

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    Strongly recommend! Great culture! Professional development opportunities!

    Talent Acquisition (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBrinker is a great company to work for! The company offers a flexible work schedule, has a warm and inviting environment and truly cares about its team members. Also, I love how the company is committed to giving back to the community. From a professional standpoint, Brinker offers team members the opportunity to grow professionally and continue to advance their careers!!

    ConsBrinker has more of an unstructured environment. This is great, but the only downfall is that there are moments when expectations become a little fuzzy. However, on the upside, Brinker has tools in place that help us work through these communication challenges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For people very passionate about the casual dining industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, casual dress, location

    Consleadership, not selective in hiring policies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managing Partner/General Manager (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsMoney was great after many years with the company. great leadership training

    ConsExpectations of performance outcomes were unattainable. It was always stated it was as simple as serving burgers and beer but that was 30 years ago. The dynamics of the company became very complex with entirely too many plates spinning at one time

    Advice to Senior Managementvery stressful physically and mentally. Very difficult to balance quality of life

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Brinker has ongoing changes for their operations.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBrinker has ongoing training and development. They are always looking forward to better their operations.

    ConsChanges for the operators happen all at one time and you are expected to excel in every area of change in a short period of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know all levels of your management and team members. Don't just take the word of your buddies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, great work life balance

    ConsChange can happen quickly, but some thungs needed for approval may take long to accomplish

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Coworkers, but rude customers.

    Server/Wait Staff (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros-Coworkers make the job fun
    -Almost like a family with the other workers
    -50% off on days you work and 25% off the days you don't
    -Decent money being made if you work for it
    -Flexible hours, and others are always eager to pick up shifts you don't want or can't have
    -New Management already better than previous GM

    Cons-Customers are often rude
    -treated like a servant and not a server
    -felt like a punching bag for customers who had a bad day
    -Rarely acknowledged for what we did right, and always acknowledged for what we did wrong.
    -On some occasions, you may walk out of a lunch shift with $8 dollars for two hours of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    People company first with a huge emphasis on living the company culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsDiscounts at company-owned restaurants, great office location, work-life balance

    ConsLack of onboarding and formal training for new employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on hiring practices and improve selectivity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a server job

    Server (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours during down times. Fun crew to work with. Understanding management

    ConsWorking on holidays mandatory. Restaurant is beginning to cater more to lower class customers. Identity crisis, do we want to be fine dining or do we want to be casual?

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit catering to the lower class.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun working atmosphere. Every day is different.

    ConsEver changing rules. Management didn't follow through with their promises.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bartender (Current Employee) Decatur, TX

    Prosvery flexable easy money always changint

    Conslong hours management can treat you like a child

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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