Brinker Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed working here. Great staff. Tough, but good managament

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Brinker part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Chilis has a pretty consistent number of people coming through the restaurant which helps with the money that you will make. Most of the people are pretty chill and it is a semi relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    The customers can sometime be very difficult to work with. You will need to have a tough skin or develop one. Pay was okay, not great.

  2. Great company..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, focuses on people first, strong values.

    Moderate room to move up at mid-level. Not much room at the top

    Cons

    No development. Unrealistic goals and bonus structure. No development programs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more work life balance. True advantages to being a GM besides pay scale.

  3. Brinker has ongoing changes for their operations.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Brinker has ongoing training and development. They are always looking forward to better their operations.

    Cons

    Changes for the operators happen all at one time and you are expected to excel in every area of change in a short period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know all levels of your management and team members. Don't just take the word of your buddies.

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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Brinker as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great work life balance

    Cons

    Change can happen quickly, but some thungs needed for approval may take long to accomplish

  6. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    fun working atmosphere. Every day is different.

    Cons

    Ever changing rules. Management didn't follow through with their promises.

  7. job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Decatur, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender in Decatur, TX

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    very flexable easy money always changint

    Cons

    long hours management can treat you like a child

  8. Friendly, brilliant, dedicated people and forward thinking management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced but willing to dedicate the time and resources to insure success.

    Cons

    Didn't encounter any Cons worthy of mention.

  9. Chili's, Customer Facing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard Restaurant. They often promoted from within.

    Cons

    Broke my arm in a non work accident. Offered to work with it (was fully able to work) and sign a Workers Comp Waiver, Got let go until I was able to get a doctors note. Ironic I wanted to work to pay for the doctor.

  10. Excellent management and employee support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Managers are some of the best in the industry. In confluence with the sincere, caring work environment, it is second to none. Excellent employee training.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time as a server. However 30 hours is considered full time in the food industry by many, so that may be why.

    Advice to Management

    Delineate side work so that staff is not responsible for designating duties. This would help to ensure equity in designation of side work.

  11. Great place to develop career foundations

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

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, career developers, many professional connections

    Cons

    Siloed departments, needs more R&D for future growth

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