Brinker Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Brinker CEO & President Wyman Roberts
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Pros
  • Work/life - flexible hours; often see kids or dogs in office; on-campus gym (in 5 reviews)

  • Great culture, career developers, many professional connections (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, high turnover, could use more support (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance is nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Corporate Office

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Brinker (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture for the most part. Managers really seem to care about their employees and work life balance is great. Great pay and opportunity for advancement. Annual bonuses and 401K matching. Lots of extras offered... workout classes, career growth classes, cooking classes, Food Truck Wednesdays, Bring Your Dog to Work Day... etc. Lots of fun things planned to break up the work week. Quarterly meetings held off campus at fun locations. Work hard, play hard!

    Cons

    While the culture is great and I really enjoy it, higher ups/HR don't always practice what they preach. Not on a regular basis - but there have been a couple instances that have made a lot of people very upset. But comparitively to other companies, it's the best place I have ever worked so I can't complain too much.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  2. Good company

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

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and cultural atmosphere. Not too many hours required which is 50-55 hours a week with vacation after 6 months.

    Cons

    Slow advancement within the unit because of a long waiting on moving through the restaurant itself. Sometimes you have to deal with long term team members because they know the system and how to munipulate the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Be Patient and spend as much time as you can in the kitchen during training because you are only alloted 1 week during training.


  3. good

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good values and pay benefit

    Cons

    A little old school in.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Horrible you'll never receive a raise.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostest in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Hostest in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Brinker part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food discount that is 50% is very beneficial to myself and other coworkers that are in the building. also the online hit schedule is very beneficial when it comes to releasing and picking up other shifts.

    Cons

    After being here for almost two years I haven't received an evaluation that I'm suppose to get for a raise the one time I did receive a raise it was from me personally asking my GM for a raise and that was a year and a half later .


  6. server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer, Lead Server in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Trainer, Lead Server in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Brinker part-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes Flexibility, full time benefits,

    Cons

    Not a lot of support


  7. Great experience working with Brinker, working with different teams and gaining different skills

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance & awesome co-workers. Work hard and do your work and you will get to recognized. They have lots of fun events/activities every month which is a great way to communicate and bond with other teams.

    Cons

    During times of high call volume it can be stressful, but it was a great way to learn to deal with stressful environments.

    Advice to Management

    Keeps recognizing good work as it is a incentive to do great!!


  8. Managing Partner

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus program.

    Cons

    Have to work 75% of the weekends.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. General manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Brinker (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ton manny hours and time away from family

    Cons

    Great people and a fun environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    Truly a great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been a BrinkerHead for a few years now, and I love the company! Brinker truly cares about its people, offers work/life balance, provides professional development opportunities, has great benefits, a beautiful campus and the team commradariei s awesome! Highly recommend working at the Restaurant Support Center!

    Cons

    The only down-side is that there is a lot of construction in the area, and so it can be a hassle to get into the office.

    Advice to Management

    Love the on-going feedback I receive! It's constructive and helps be becomme a better professional.


  11. Helpful (1)

    I've found my dream job and my home joining Brinker International. This is the best place I've ever worked!

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

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fun, positive environment with lots of great energy. There's a winning together spirit and we work cross-functionally and collaboratively as an organization at the corporate office and with our partners working in the restaurants. They care about your well-being both personally and professionally and believe in work/life balance.

    Cons

    Do not feel there are any challenges to working in this growing, thriving, and forward thinking environment.



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