Chili's

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Chili's Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
654 Reviews
3.3
654 Reviews
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Chili's President Wyman Roberts
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69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great management, flexible schedule with good support from managers (in 47 reviews)

  • Scheduling is flexible and you have the potential to earn good money (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours, loosing too many of company's biggest fans over the last few years (in 21 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Server in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    The management was very easy to deal with and worked around my college schedule.

    Cons

    Working weekends is always a downside, but that is part of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    Organized and thorough training program

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for growth

  3.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management is very political with workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dependent on revenue it could be stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Natchitoches, LA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Natchitoches, LA

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many benefits ranging from dental to health care

    Cons

    None at this moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Awesome staff
    Tips
    Menu and good food

    Cons

    Unorganized during rushes
    A lot of down time when there is nothing to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Typical restaurant politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Lots of training supplied for inexperienced servers.

    Cons

    Seniority = a free pass to basically do whatever you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It wouldn't kill you to actually do something about the few "bad" apples on your staff, instead of ignoring that they are a problem because of their seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not a bad job. I used to work there and it was cool fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    Meeting new people,cooking and having fun. I'm satisfied. I'd work there again

    Cons

    None that I can think of. It's all about how you make it to be.

  9.  

    What you'd expect at a corporate restaurant

    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast-paced and team oriented, ziosks are a perk (tablet at the table where guests can explore different parts of the menu, play games, and process payment)

    Cons

    management gets too busy tracking the numbers to actually be able to manage employees sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Will Depend On Location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Food Server in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, delicious but inexpensive food, popular restaurant. Easy to advance if interested and hours are plentiful.

    Cons

    (Shelton, CT location) Employees and managers do not act professionally. Rude comments and occasional outbursts can be heard from the kitchen. Workspace is often disorganized. Lack of respect among teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less tolerable of disrespect among team members and set a positive example yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Chili's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opened the store as grill cook, not too difficult, busy at times. They pay you

    Cons

    Other staff members can be pretty rough at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck

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