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Relationship-oriented company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Casual dress - flip flops, shorts, tank tops are normal
Food/beverage connection - 100% discount at chili's, 50% at Maggiano's; there's always food around; company events often include margaritas, beer, etc.
Work/life - flexible hours; often see kids or dogs in office; on-campus gym
Relationship-oriented - collaboration culture; building relationships is crucial to success; CEO Doug Brooks sets great example, knows literally every employees' name

Cons

Public company - mood of company is tied to performance; more pressure if sales are down
Food connection - "The Brinker 20" is real
Large company - culture sometimes feels small, but usually hierarchical and slow in making decisions because have to check off and include everybody
Inconsistent leadership examples - Maggiano's president has great personality and very personable, Chili's president is dry, not approachable, intimidating

Advice to Management

Keep culture and fun going even if sales are down
Find ways to get decisions made more quickly

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  1. Server

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    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Chili Head in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Brinker part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There were no pros to ths job

    Cons

    Exploitation. taking advantage of. all things they specialize in...

    Advice to Management

    Get an education...then criticize your employees.


  2. Chilis

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, great people, great tradition, great reputation, job security,

    Cons

    More and More is put on your plate with tighter regulations and restrictions. Recognition not what it used be for loyal and tenured employees. Doing a great job in a particular area only brings higher expectations for the next year until you are bound to fail.


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