Chili's Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Decent Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Host in Sunrise, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Chili's offer many benefits to their employees. As a part-timer, you are not left out in most of these benefits which is good. The way everything is set up is good in my opinion, but can also be subjected to more improvements. Overall, the scheduling is flexible and manageable which is always a plus.

    Cons

    No major downsides that are worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    Good infrastructure and continue on doing so on that path.


  2. Great People, Few Hours if not serving

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's part-time

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

    Pros

    This is a restaurant job, but if you can find a good group of people and you're willing to help out wherever, it is a great place to be. The managers are fair and considerate and I felt appreciated more than I had expected.

    Cons

    If you don't serve, you won't get many hours. That's not anything that can be changed - that's just the business. The hourly is pretty decent, but if you just host, you MAYBE get 15 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Always stay positive with the people under you. Even if they screw up, if you attack them, they are very likely to hold a grudge and avoid doing work. Find people who are willing to help out wherever they're needed and you'll have a great team. And make sure to make relationships with your team members - it just makes life more fun!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Cultural beliefs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture Team member focused Great benefits Ability to progress in career Area directors are great mentors

    Cons

    Long hours Team member wage should be higher Yearly bonus for reviews should be increased Getting transferred a lot

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely transparent when it comes to suggestion and feedback. Always praising before coaching. Innovative food and beverage ideas. Always changing to be the best when it comes to initiatives.


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  5. Cooking at Chilis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Line Cook/Trainer
    Former Employee - Line Cook/Trainer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent, and hours are in abundance because no one smart sticks around, so there's always overtime

    Cons

    Equipment is old, not taken care of and always broken. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to get anything fixed. It's the dirtiest kitchen I've ever worked in. Managers are two-faced about addressing problems with other employees. A lack of work ethic seems to be the only thing employees can seem to agree on

    Advice to Management

    I think upper management needs to step in and fire a few people


  6. OKay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

    Pros

    Its okay. Money and benefits could be better.

    Cons

    Annoying management that doesn't allow advancements.


  7. Just Hired - Dish BOH

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

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

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

    Pros

    I haven't worked yet, but I saw the dish area. Looks simple and spacious. Although current dishwasher guy had everything cleaned already. I haven't seen it dirty. Only 25 cents less an hour than hard, physical labor. Plus, free lunch! Ability to move onto cook from dish has been a validated route many people take. Sounds fairly normal for employees to advance to higher ranks and different titles. Awesome orientation process. Looks fun, employees look like cool people, managers come off as people I'd enjoy working for.

    Cons

    I haven't worked a day to come up with a complaint as of yet. Only thing I could say is they had a couple problems finding my name in their system during hiring process. If I wasn't a person who follows leads like a P.I. than I would have never gotten the job. Call to follow up people, then show in person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Get larger tables, I can hardly fit in the non-booths.


  8. Full time student/ part time server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Lafayette, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy going management, and they work well around your school schedule.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Food Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in Wichita Falls, TX

    I have been working at Chili's part-time

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

    Pros

    good money for the most part

    Cons

    too much extra side work you are not paid for.


  10. For the most part, it's awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Server in New Brunswick, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great team, good money, company wants you to make money. Their goal is to help you make $20 an hour.

    Cons

    Depends on the management team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  11. You can make easier money at much nicer places

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New Braunfels, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of great people

    Cons

    Managers are forced to focus too much on contests, sales, and labor, and less on the welfare of their loyal employees



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