Brinker Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
83 Reviews
3.4
83 Reviews
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Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks
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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
  • long hours management can treat you like a child (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Strongly recommend! Great culture! Professional development opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Brinker is a great company to work for! The company offers a flexible work schedule, has a warm and inviting environment and truly cares about its team members. Also, I love how the company is committed to giving back to the community. From a professional standpoint, Brinker offers team members the opportunity to grow professionally and continue to advance their careers!!

    Cons

    Brinker has more of an unstructured environment. This is great, but the only downfall is that there are moments when expectations become a little fuzzy. However, on the upside, Brinker has tools in place that help us work through these communication challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for the Brinker company has been good

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Server in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The job atmosphere at the Brinker position is great. Friendly co workers and good site set up. Pay average for the industry.

    Cons

    Some of the customers can be unpleasant at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Jump on the chance to work for this company

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    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really sorry I left this great company. I think you will find that you will be rewarded with wonderful benefits and fair pay. They will provide you with an excellent training program,

    Cons

    Promotions from within were a little slow forthcoming and the the only reason I left was offered another position of interest with another company first.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Benefits for all employees, brinker family fund, ability to move up within company, flexible with school, other jobs and family

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Overall if you are in the hospitality industry this is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Time!

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager  in  West Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in West Springfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, great management

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Brinker as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly yet professional environment. Most employees have been at the company for long-long time. Says a lot about the company culture.

    Cons

    Low attrition makes it difficult to create new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits programs. Excellent life work balance. Great leadership and managers focused on employee growth and retention. Great corp culture and traditions.

    Cons

    Trouble finding their brand identity currently. Quick sweeping decisions that are not the best choices in today's hard economic environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Great leadership and direction in where the company is headed

    Cons

    Too many changes instead of nailing one thing down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    they take care of their people.
    Fun.
    rewarding

    Cons

    Corprate lots of changes when its working great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great college job

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    Current Employee - Server  in  New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Server in New Braunfels, TX

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    chilis was a great place to work at for the amount of tips you recieve for the work complete. great summer time money while in school. not much responsibility.

    Cons

    the main con is that during the school year business tends to slow down quiet a bit. my recommendation is be great at your job and you will get closing shifts which in turn means more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to managers is give credit to your best employees. Also be consistent in your management direction, employees follow by example.

    Recommends

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