Chili's Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Chili's President Wyman Roberts
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Pros
  • Flexible Schedule and decent pay (in 47 reviews)

  • Good money if in good neighborhood (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, working weekends stinks (in 21 reviews)

  • ZERO quality of life for managers and key hourly (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Decent to work there but inconsistent gm's

    Cons

    Managers come and go alot

    Advice to Management

    Store doing a million rollouts


  2. Awesome Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

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

    Pros

    Social, Active, Lucrative and Great Managers

    Cons

    Promotions to management are difficult


  3. Good First Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host
    Current Employee - Host

    I have been working at Chili's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to people Up pace environment Must be quick on your feet when talking to customers

    Cons

    People can be unmotivated at times Negativity if things don't go perfectly People have a hard time handling stress

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to cycle out poor workers.


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  5. Great place to work as a server

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

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

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

    Pros

    Training is detailed. Friendly people to work with. Multiple managers so if you don't like one there are a few others you'll like. Brinker is the company that owns Chili's and it really takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Lots of side work. Smoke from the fajitas makes your hair and clothes smell. Take a shower after work and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Give many people the opportunity to close lunch and dinner shifts not just the same people with seniority.


  6. Key team member

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The managers always try to work with your schedule, other employees have fun working with each other and always meeting new people

    Cons

    Sometimes expecting unreal achievements for employees. Show appreciation more. Managers expect to just have followers without questioning the point in the action.

    Advice to Management

    Work together with the staff to help run a smoother shift. Doesn't hurt to step up before everyone is getting behind to prevent late checks.


  7. Fun but sometimes unorganized

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

    I have been working at Chili's part-time

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were very friendly and awesome. Management was laid-back and fun but still kept their professionalism

    Cons

    Unorganized at times where our tasks weren't clear as to whom they were assigned to. Sometimes I would be assigned 3 double shifts in a row, which was really tiring.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the friendliness of the management. The environment was fun and energetic. And please don't give anyone 3 doubles in a row!


  8. Managing Partner

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Branson, MO
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Branson, MO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great company to work for who truly live out their Mission, Vision, and Passion!

    Cons

    It is a con for the entire industry and that is the strain on the work/life balance. It can be difficult to find that balance in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to live and breathe the! To be a part of this company as it embraced the OZ Principals was a beautiful process to be a part of!


  9. restaurant expoditer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours, chance to make lots of money

    Cons

    very busy all the time, a lot of hard work


  10. Hostess

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

    I have been working at Chili's part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, opportunity for growth, cross training

    Cons

    Management, growth takes long, no raise,

    Advice to Management

    More recognition


  11. Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Well organized buisness. Excellent benefits if you work over 30 hrs

    Cons

    The side work and hourly pay is lousy



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