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Chili's Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jun 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 12 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Chili's President Wyman Roberts

Wyman Roberts

(10 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, will always try to work with you(in 39 reviews)

  • Staff are mostly friendly and mostly flexible hours(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, loosing too many of company's biggest fans over the last few years(in 16 reviews)

  • Management quality of life is horrendous(in 7 reviews)

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    Good for what it is

    Server (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsOnce you are trained, you should make decent money

    ConsManagement is all over the place

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer better benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No thanks

    Server/Bartender (Current Employee) Georgetown, TX

    ProsGood money
    Flexible schedule
    Great college job
    Great coworkers

    ConsHighly stressful
    Poor leadership
    Expected to do many things
    Menu tries to do too many things at once, but not doing any of them well

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten the load. In a shift, a server/bartender will have the responsibility of host, cook, dishwasher, and busier while getting paid $2.13/hour. No thanks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Server/Waiter (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsFlexible schedule. Good money if in good neighborhood. Exercise

    ConsTiring. Not good long term income because of lack of growth opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Waitress (Current Employee) San Marcos, TX

    ProsBest way to make money while working your way through college

    ConsBusy store - must be willing to work hard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work with easy hours

    Server (Current Employee) Buda, TX

    ProsThey always work with your schedule and you can make quick money. Easy online scheduling program makes it easy to change your shifts with coworkers

    ConsLazy coworkers, new managers that are still enthusiastic and annoying

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't test all your new management on one store! Employees don't want a daily pep talk. We came here to make money, not get a life coaching session.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Time! Fast easy money

    Server (Current Employee) Round Rock, TX

    ProsEasy Money, People, Traffic, Hours, Flexibility, Lack of Responsibility, Distance to home

    ConsCommunication, Management plays with you, tease you with shifts and schedules, Side work

    Advice to Senior Managementstop squeezing so hard on the stores

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, a frantically fun time!

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIf you want a career that takes you in to the fast-beat world of the service industry, Chili's is "the place to be"! Great atmosphere new challenges everyday.

    ConsIf you are a hardcore family man or women, then choose your commitments wisely. With any career, you are either in it for the long haul, or you choose the path of least destruction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat training! A continual process that does not get lost in the company's values or beliefs. Coaching and development process is key! Stay true to your own values, and don't get discouraged when they don't coincide with the company. There will still be balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not consistent

    Server/Host (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat free food every so often.

    ConsPeople don't tip well here, go work at a nice steakhouse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore free food.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    chilis

    Server (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosdeveloping communication skills to help make it easier in the future to use those skills for other jobs in other fields.

    Consthe service industry sucks. management is terrible. they don't care about anything about their employees. I hated working for chilis

    Advice to Senior Managementbe nice to your employees and try to make them feel appreciated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work for college student

    Server/Waiter (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Pros- Good money if in a good location
    - Fun, generally relaxed atmosphere
    - Definitely EARN every bit of money you get
    - Great people

    Cons- It's 2010, and some people still don't know how to tip.
    - As a girl, you get hit on quite a bit
    - When it's slow, you don't get paid

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe customer may always be right, but you need to support your servers too. Don't always comp meals for everyone that complains. Usually these people complain in order to get free meals. Instead, focus on making sure servers have what they need to make customers happy (supportive cooks, fast busboys, competent hosts, etc)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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