Chili's Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Typical restaurant politics

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    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
  2. Will Depend On Location

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    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
  3. Decent place to work

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    • 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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  5. Work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Make great friends and the harder you work the more you make

    Cons

    The economy has made tips go down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Chilis

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    Current Employee - Server in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! Nice shifts and good coworkers.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be tough sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get what you put into it... food industry isn't for everyone but if you work hard this is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Ive worked for two different locations.. management of one location is better than other...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Management miscarriage.

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    Former Employee - Server in Thomaston, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Thomaston, GA

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

    Pros

    My coworkers and regulars are what drove me to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    unprofessional management, lousy concept, poor training, constant violation of federal and state employment laws, unhealthy food practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to manage efficiently, without involving yourself personally with employees lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    You get trained for every position. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Management isn't always most professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat me with respect and I will work hard for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    The Franchisee is great to their employees. Christmas party for managers children, with Santa handing out gifts. Turkeys and Thanksgiving and Hams at Easter. Stable company, on going manager training modules.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are new to the restaurant industry, Servers to the Managers. The fact that there is a great training, a lot leave for a fine dining of higher end concept. A lot of turn over. The Guests at this concept can be very difficult to deal with. It is hard to get a GM position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful when hiring GM's from outside the concept. When managers have to train their boss it does not foster a sense of respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    Able to make your own schedules; Can make good money.

    Cons

    A lot of changes in policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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