Brinker Reviews

Updated July 8, 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. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Visalia, CA

    I worked at Brinker part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work! You get to meet different people all the time. Laid back if you do your job right.

    Cons

    It is what you make it. The people that come in are scummy sometimes and people will mess with you just because but that goes for any restaurant you work at.

    Advice to Management

    They're all really nice and accommodating!


  2. Good company

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    • 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. Bartender at Chili

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule, and friendly co-workers. Working for Chili's is a great place to interact with people rather than sitting behind a computer all day. Also, have days off so it's great for college students.

    Cons

    You have to work nights and weekends and some holidays. Also, you get paid less than minimum wage hourly, so while tips are usually good, it's hard to budget based on a service industry job.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see management gets their hands dirty more than they do. Sometimes when we were short staffed, everything slowed down and customers get anxious. I think if management would "jump in" sooner, this could be prevented.


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  5. Great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sever in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Sever in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Brinker full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hours and great management and staff.great bonuses and incentives.

    Cons

    No breaks and the customer can rate you every time.

    Advice to Management

    Give breaks and dont iver schedule people si they get burned out.


  6. beverage manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Good operational structure. Good benefits

    Cons

    Tough hours and store expectations, but it goes with the territory

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to separate your brand from the competition


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

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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. Helpful (1)

    Solid national company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager

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

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

    Pros

    The upper corporate management takes great care of the unit managers. They were far ahead of other national chains in compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    As with any unit level restaurant management the varying schedule and hours are rough. I had negative experiences with a poor AD but I believe this was an isolated experience.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer management programs analyzing personality, work style, motivation basis, and on and on. In the 3 years I was there we went through 3 different programs analyzing how we could be more productive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A long a happy career.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits including 100% meal benefit, great insurance and 401k match.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be in touch with daily operations.


  10. Great company that is very large, mature and focused on delivering shareholder results

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

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Secure and stable job environment with huge resources

    Cons

    Mature company no longer growing

    Advice to Management

    Be sure you are comfortable conforming to the language required to be spoken there and enjoy specific routines and checklists that don't change. Ability to advance based upon results is very good.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fun culture, casual dress

    Cons

    Poor development planning and opportunities for advancement, loose direction at times



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