Brinker Reviews

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merciless and completely unsupportive management. No job security for even the most loyal workers.

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    Former Employee - Takeout/Deliveries  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Takeout/Deliveries in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Brinker part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Occasionally good tips
    - Nice coworkers

    Cons

    - Management will throw any employee "under the bus" and/or terminate them for any minor reason (if you're not randomly on their good side) without any counseling or correction first.
    - Unreasonable work conditions due to firing people without hiring/cross training additional employees to fill the positions.
    - Cannot speak your mind/voice reasonable opinions without repercussions.
    - Management (as well as the employee New Hire booklet) is unknowledgeable of employee rights and laws.
    - Empty promises of cross-training and promotions, cannot ask for any without getting shot down with no explanation. Only put where they want you without given the chance to prove yourself in other areas they still need someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try supporting your employees for once. At least give them a chance instead of always siding with every dissatisfied customer you encounter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked for the company for ten years...

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    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Bartender in Denver, CO

    I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I don't have to work there anymore

    Cons

    New upper management are the same people that destroyed Macaroni Grill (when was the last time yo ate there?)
    All grills have been taken out (it still says grill above the door though... not too honest) and replaced with infared convection microwaves. But staff is trained to LIE to guests about this...SHADY!!!
    Tenured employees are shown the door because they want to "change the culture" every six months
    Bartenders are required to WATERDOWN drinks!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to fast food where you belong!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Corporate Mess

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lafayette, LA

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Two days off a week. Other plus sides are that the current management is so rough that anything looks good in comparison so advancement is available.

    Cons

    Lack of management unity and in general a company that seems on the decline. There is a definable lack of quality to the product but quality is preached and yet it is non existant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the really rough stores should be closely analyzed and shut down, cleaned, restaffed, retrained. Take management training seriously. If you don't the employees don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I havent been there long...

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Server in Flanders, NJ

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Its work. I Like working with customers and serving them. I also enjoy solving problems and working thru things with the customers.

    Cons

    If you arent young, you wont get good shifts or promoted.
    The Manager just YELLS.. all the time. The Managers care about making money got themselves but not for anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dallas treats their managers like numbers not people

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Family life, holidays closed and Salary

    Cons

    When it comes down to it, Dallas does not take care of the managers that devote more time to them than their families. It used to be a situation where it was fun to go to work. It was awesome to work at Chili's. In the past 4 years it has turned from a place where you felt appreciated to a place you do not want to be. Bonuses used to be designed to reward their management but have now became a joke. They are not even 30% of what they used to be. Also if you get sick or go on medical leave they will try to find any reason to get you out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your area managers are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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