Brinker

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  1.  

    Not for those who care or want to succeed

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    Current Employee - Culinary Manager
    Current Employee - Culinary Manager

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, that's it.

    Cons

    As a manager, you are constantly required to cut hours to make your budget/plan. By doing this, you are required to cook, be a dishwasher, be a server, be a host, run the window, etc. we put in 70 hour work weeks and then get the "you need to cut more hours" from the schedule.

    Your GM is not held accountable. You will work your butt off to get ahead but at the end of the day, it's just to make them look good. I was recently told to "figure out the solution" for a problem we've had for a year. My GM doesn't care about it. Rather than hold him accountable, it's left to me. It's easier to tell me to do something rather than my boss who is ultimately the one who should be making those decisions

    Work life balance is absolutely non existent. They talk a big game but there's no follow through.

    I've been promotable for 2 years and have been passed over twice. They don't like promoting women. It's only happened once in my career (almost 8 years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold GMs accountable for their location, not only their managers. Very few of us are getting the development we need and deserve. You are constantly telling us to. "Look in the mirror". May I suggest you do the same???

    We can cut all the hours you want but that work is still there to do. Your managers aren't leaders, they are highly paid hourly workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Brinker part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros to ths job

    Cons

    Exploitation. taking advantage of. all things they specialize in...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an education...then criticize your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bar Tender in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Bar Tender in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Brinker

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ability to make good tips and meet new people.

    Cons

    Corporate does not value longtime employees. Management is constantly changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get away from putting food into Infrared warmers. Make food fresh ready to order. Focus on building regular customers instead of turning tables.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Transitional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Brinker

    Pros

    large company with growth opportunities

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership
    Inconsistent policies and procedures at store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower managers and team members be to engaged in the direction of the company

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    high pressure

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    the people and the culture make this company a reat place to work all of the time. Flexibility in roles

    Cons

    When times are tough, unfortunately the restaurant busy suffers and scrambles to stay afloat. That is the case with Brinker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the folks that work in the restaurants every day. Try promoting from within and providing career counseling

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Another waiting job that, well, is waiting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Flexibility and quick money. Not bad for a part-time worker, full-time college student.

    Cons

    Customers are demanding since its a chain restaurant. There is a significantly high amount of turnover. Its a rather dirty industry as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more hourly since the economy has crushed tips.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Learn and Leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Concord, CA

    I worked at Brinker

    Pros

    It was a great place to learn the fundamentals. At times the company was very organized and planned ahead. Some of the policies were strict and easy to follow.

    Cons

    Very little regard for amount of hours worked by salaried employees. I worked 100 hour weeks and was never given any additional time off.

    When new standards or policies were introduced there were few tools available to institute them. One year Catering was made a critical component of our job but no catering training or supplies were offered.

     In the last few years of my employment they began making rash decisions with little forethought other than, "We must do this because our competitor is doing it."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Area Directors can be good or bad but Brinker had several poor Area Directors who were responsible for many of the better people leaving. These same Area Directors OFTEN broke the very rules they maintained (such as fraternization) and showed poor leadership. Who is managing the mid-managers?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great history in the restaurant segment. Really try and remain relevant with in the category.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The brand has really re-invested back into itself.

    Cons

    Really no room for bad results. More focus on what is going wrong than what needs positive reinforcement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Brinker co

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Good competive salary for managers
    And benefits

    Cons

    Bonuses are hard to achieve.
    Half is based on Customer service and turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are willing to put in 65 hours plus
    A week And dedicate your life to the the store
    It can be achieved , at the end of the day ! You get what you work for!
    Results are based on performance!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    boh expo and grill cook

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

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

    Pros

    co workers are great and will be your friends

    Cons

    management does not appreciate what you do for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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