Chili's Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Chili's President Wyman Roberts
Wyman Roberts
113 Ratings

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule and decent pay (in 47 reviews)

  • Good money if in good neighborhood (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, working weekends stinks (in 21 reviews)

  • ZERO quality of life for managers and key hourly (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Hostess

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Weston, FL

    I worked at Chili's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about this job was awesome. Flexible work times and awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    working in a restaurant is fast paced and you need to be quick on your feet.

    Advice to Management

    always listen to the emplyees they are the ones dealing with the customer first hand.


  2. Chili's was a great place to work. Especially if you are someone who is looking for a fun, fast pace work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Host in American Fork, UT

    I worked at Chili's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Chili's was always wiling to work with my schedule. I was never over or under worked. Which was very nice because when I had this job I was at a busy time in my young life. They also payed $9 per hour which is much more then minimum wage.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the weekends got busy, so, on many occasions I had to work very late nights. Which when you have a family that works in the day time and as soon as they get off you go to work and they when you get off they are all in bed that is rough.

    Advice to Management

    For the hosts it is often hard to do the jobs of both the host and the busier. i would suggest hiring a busier. That way the gusts can be seated faster and the host can focus on hosting as well as the servers can focus on serving. 4


  3. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers become like family, free meals on job, available benefits, good tips if in busy location, & AMAZING discount card for friends/family outside of work.

    Cons

    Pressure to sell alcohol if you don't drink, minimum server pay-ouch!

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Pretty Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    co-workers, atmosphere, hours, management, pay,

    Cons

    Didnt get many days off


  6. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Decent to work there but inconsistent gm's

    Cons

    Managers come and go alot

    Advice to Management

    Store doing a million rollouts


  7. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Training Management Great People Good Company Good Schedule

    Cons

    Too much upselling Hard to get better serving areas Can have bad customers Menu changes Lots of To-Go's


  8. server

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Pearl River, LA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Pearl River, LA

    I worked at Chili's (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great money, fun environment, rewards for winning contests

    Cons

    long hours, lots of sidework, can be unorganized


  9. Awesome Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Social, Active, Lucrative and Great Managers

    Cons

    Promotions to management are difficult


  10. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Van Buren, AR
    Former Employee - Server in Van Buren, AR

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    made life long friendships with co-workers. great fun atmosphere

    Cons

    none, could get better tips but thats on customers


  11. Good First Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host
    Current Employee - Host

    I have been working at Chili's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to people Up pace environment Must be quick on your feet when talking to customers

    Cons

    People can be unmotivated at times Negativity if things don't go perfectly People have a hard time handling stress

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to cycle out poor workers.



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