Brinker Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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. Server - Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker part-time

    Pros

    Management is easy going and flexible. I have even shown up late or forgotten about a shift with no consquences. Now, I'm not saying if I did it a few times in a row there wouldn't be a problem.

    Cons

    Being a server can be stressful. You have to make sure the customer is always taken care of. Margarita contests are not fun to push and some customers get annoyed with it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on offering healthy options and stop with all of the sales contests. The training program is great and very helpful.


  3. good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good values and pay benefit

    Cons

    A little old school in.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Truly a great place to work!

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


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. An awesome place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Our history, culture, and Team Members are unique. You are encouraged to be yourself and provide feedback daily. I've worked in several industries and never experenced a culture quite like Brinker. I've never felt so empowered and energized to come to work every day.

    Cons

    If I ever leave Brinker I will experience severe culture shock.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Brinker is a very good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Work hard and be proud do what you do!


  9. Relaxed and fun environment but professional at the same time.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Jump on the chance to work for this company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    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.


  11. Great place to work!!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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