Chili's Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Chili's President Wyman Roberts
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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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831 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


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  5. server

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Awesome Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  8. Good First Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. Great place to work as a server

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

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

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

    Pros

    Training is detailed. Friendly people to work with. Multiple managers so if you don't like one there are a few others you'll like. Brinker is the company that owns Chili's and it really takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Lots of side work. Smoke from the fajitas makes your hair and clothes smell. Take a shower after work and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Give many people the opportunity to close lunch and dinner shifts not just the same people with seniority.


  10. Key team member

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The managers always try to work with your schedule, other employees have fun working with each other and always meeting new people

    Cons

    Sometimes expecting unreal achievements for employees. Show appreciation more. Managers expect to just have followers without questioning the point in the action.

    Advice to Management

    Work together with the staff to help run a smoother shift. Doesn't hurt to step up before everyone is getting behind to prevent late checks.


  11. Server

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

    I worked at Chili's part-time

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

    Pros

    Great money, flexible schedule, good management

    Cons

    Don't advance from within enough



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