Brinker Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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Brinker CEO & President Wyman Roberts
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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 - Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Brinker part-time

    Pros

    Management is easy going and flexible. I have even shown up late or forgotten about a shift with no consquences. Now, I'm not saying if I did it a few times in a row there wouldn't be a problem.

    Cons

    Being a server can be stressful. You have to make sure the customer is always taken care of. Margarita contests are not fun to push and some customers get annoyed with it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on offering healthy options and stop with all of the sales contests. The training program is great and very helpful.


  2. Server

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    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!


  3. Good company

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    • 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.


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  5. Bartender at Chili

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. good

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good values and pay benefit

    Cons

    A little old school in.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Horrible you'll never receive a raise.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostest in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Hostest in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Brinker part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The food discount that is 50% is very beneficial to myself and other coworkers that are in the building. also the online hit schedule is very beneficial when it comes to releasing and picking up other shifts.

    Cons

    After being here for almost two years I haven't received an evaluation that I'm suppose to get for a raise the one time I did receive a raise it was from me personally asking my GM for a raise and that was a year and a half later .


  9. Restaurant Manager

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Charleston, WV

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GOOD STAFF, FUN TO do St. JUDES. LOTS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. DECENT HOURS

    Cons

    Always changing, no consistency with rules, menu or ethics. D.m. makes our decisions and puts it on lower management. Bad place for business.


  10. 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


  11. server

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    Current Employee - Trainer, Lead Server in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Trainer, Lead Server in Nashville, TN

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

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes Flexibility, full time benefits,

    Cons

    Not a lot of support



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