Brinker Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Excellent management and employee support

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard 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 Management

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


  2. A fabulous culture that's dying...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many nice people and a relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    New management is trying to make Brinker better but in doing so, they loose what sets Brinker apart. Things aren't the same anymore and every decision that is made seems to make things worse.


  3. Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love Chili's. Flexible work hours and schedule. Pay for performance, the bette you do, the better you make.

    Cons

    Health benefits are sub par. Used to be an industry leader in this, but have fallen way behind.

    Advice to Management

    Think 5-10 years ahead. Unemployment will return to the lows it was 5-6 years ago, at which point you will need something to attract talent.


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  5. Great place to develop career foundations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, career developers, many professional connections

    Cons

    Siloed departments, needs more R&D for future growth


  6. A great opportunity to further your career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager - Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager - Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Huge company, small budgets, very share holder oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Put more stock into employee ability to move intra-company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Merciless and completely unsupportive management. No job security for even the most loyal workers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Takeout/Deliveries in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Takeout/Deliveries in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brinker part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Occasionally good tips - Nice coworkers

    Cons

    - Management will throw any employee "under the bus" and/or terminate them for any minor reason (if you're not randomly on their good side) without any counseling or correction first. - Unreasonable work conditions due to firing people without hiring/cross training additional employees to fill the positions. - Cannot speak your mind/voice reasonable opinions without repercussions. - Management (as well as the employee New Hire booklet) is unknowledgeable of employee rights and laws. - Empty promises of cross-training and promotions, cannot ask for any without getting shot down with no explanation. Only put where they want you without given the chance to prove yourself in other areas they still need someone.

    Advice to Management

    Try supporting your employees for once. At least give them a chance instead of always siding with every dissatisfied customer you encounter.


  8. Worked for the company for ten years...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I don't have to work there anymore

    Cons

    New upper management are the same people that destroyed Macaroni Grill (when was the last time yo ate there?) All grills have been taken out (it still says grill above the door though... not too honest) and replaced with infared convection microwaves. But staff is trained to LIE to guests about this...SHADY!!! Tenured employees are shown the door because they want to "change the culture" every six months Bartenders are required to WATERDOWN drinks!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to fast food where you belong!


  9. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great culture, fun place to work

    Cons

    downsizing, sold brands and jobs were eliminated

    Advice to Management

    take care of people


  10. Helpful (2)

    Relationship-oriented company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress - flip flops, shorts, tank tops are normal Food/beverage connection - 100% discount at chili's, 50% at Maggiano's; there's always food around; company events often include margaritas, beer, etc. Work/life - flexible hours; often see kids or dogs in office; on-campus gym Relationship-oriented - collaboration culture; building relationships is crucial to success; CEO Doug Brooks sets great example, knows literally every employees' name

    Cons

    Public company - mood of company is tied to performance; more pressure if sales are down Food connection - "The Brinker 20" is real Large company - culture sometimes feels small, but usually hierarchical and slow in making decisions because have to check off and include everybody Inconsistent leadership examples - Maggiano's president has great personality and very personable, Chili's president is dry, not approachable, intimidating

    Advice to Management

    Keep culture and fun going even if sales are down Find ways to get decisions made more quickly


  11. Server

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Get an education...then criticize your employees.



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