Brinker
3.3 of 5 73 reviews
www.brinker.com Dallas, TX 5000+ Employees

Brinker Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.3 73 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks

Doug Brooks

(38 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible hours during down times"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Compensation, structure, ability to move up and be promoted from within"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:

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Brinker has ongoing changes for their operations.

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brinker as an intern

ProsGreat culture, great work life balance

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brinker

Prosfun working atmosphere. Every day is different.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bartender (Current Employee)
Decatur, TX

I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 3 years

Prosvery flexable easy money always changint

Conslong hours management can treat you like a child

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly, brilliant, dedicated people and forward thinking management.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Brinker as a contractor for more than a year

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

ConsDidn't encounter any Cons worthy of mention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chili's, Customer Facing

Bartender (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 8 years

ProsStandard Restaurant. They often promoted from within.

ConsBroke 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent management and employee support

Server (Former Employee)
Ormond Beach, FL

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to develop career foundations

Marketing Director (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat culture, career developers, many professional connections

ConsSiloed departments, needs more R&D for future growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great opportunity to further your career.

Area Sales Manager - Atlanta (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompensation, structure, ability to move up and be promoted from within.

ConsHuge company, small budgets, very share holder oriented.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more stock into employee ability to move intra-company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Recruiter (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgreat culture, fun place to work

Consdownsizing, sold brands and jobs were eliminated

Advice to Senior Managementtake care of people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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