Brinker

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Brinker Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
90 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours during down times (in 5 reviews)

  • Great culture, great work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours management can treat you like a child (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance is nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Disappointing

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    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
  3.  

    Transitional

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    high pressure

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    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
  6.  

    Another waiting job that, well, is waiting.

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    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
  7.  

    Learn and Leave

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    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
  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    boh expo and grill cook

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bittersweet experience

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    Former Employee - Host in Gonzales, LA
    Former Employee - Host in Gonzales, LA

    I worked at Brinker part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working with the people. Really, my co-workers were awesome. Chili's is a very laid back place as long as you do your job. I had a great time with other FOH staff and guests.

    Cons

    Long hours. Management did not keep their promises to me. No chance for advancement within the company. After three years with them as a host not one raise. Not one. I asked multiple times to be trained in multiple roles and all I got were empty promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises. Help balance work-life better. Managers blocked out EVERY holiday, festival, etc so no one could have time off to enjoy special events with families. I worked 3 Easters in a row.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Managrr in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Managrr in Clark, NJ

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

    Pros

    good base pay, fun work environment

    Cons

    long hours, high turnover, could use more support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money to managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Brinker has fun company-wide meetings. This was circus themed, with senior leadership dressed as clowns.
Todd Wilbur filmed the show Top Secret Recipe on Brinker campus.
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