Brinker Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great culture, great work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours management can treat you like a child (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Brinker is a very good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Brinker has a long history in the full service restaurant industry. When company takes care the people that takes care of the guests. Has a great winning culture.

    Cons

    The restuarant industry is not easy. It takes hard work, long hours and sometimes feels thankless. I feel that sometimes leaders lose that in the pursuit of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and be proud do what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Relaxed and fun environment but professional at the same time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people..professional and fun at the same time. Involved in the community, gives back.

    Cons

    Not much to say here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strongly recommend! Great culture! Professional development opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brinker 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!!

    Cons

    Brinker 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Jump on the chance to work for this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Brinker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really sorry I left this great company. I think you will find that you will be rewarded with wonderful benefits and fair pay. They will provide you with an excellent training program,

    Cons

    Promotions from within were a little slow forthcoming and the the only reason I left was offered another position of interest with another company first.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great place to work!!

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

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Benefits for all employees, brinker family fund, ability to move up within company, flexible with school, other jobs and family

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Overall if you are in the hospitality industry this is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Time!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in West Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in West Springfield, MA

    I worked at Brinker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, great management

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Brinker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly yet professional environment. Most employees have been at the company for long-long time. Says a lot about the company culture.

    Cons

    Low attrition makes it difficult to create new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    they take care of their people.
    Fun.
    rewarding

    Cons

    Corprate lots of changes when its working great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great college job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Server in New Braunfels, TX

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    chilis was a great place to work at for the amount of tips you recieve for the work complete. great summer time money while in school. not much responsibility.

    Cons

    the main con is that during the school year business tends to slow down quiet a bit. my recommendation is be great at your job and you will get closing shifts which in turn means more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to managers is give credit to your best employees. Also be consistent in your management direction, employees follow by example.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Seniority Rules

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Room for advancement into Management

    Cons

    Servers need to pick up dinner shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let newer employees work more, so you don't have to spend so much in training.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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Brinker has fun company-wide meetings. This was circus themed, with senior leadership dressed as clowns.
Todd Wilbur filmed the show Top Secret Recipe on Brinker campus.
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