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Sad and disappointing

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

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

Pros

With the right Area Director your job can be enjoyable and rewarding.

Cons

With this company it's not what you know, it's who you know. The General Manager should have experience in restaurant management and work their way up the ladder. Brinker used to hire from within, unfortunately that is no longer the case. Retaliation is prevalent. Micro-managing is abundant. Lying is a daily occurrence.

Advice to Management

Open your eyes to what is going on in each restaurant on a daily basis. Check turnover of hourly team mates, training new people costs money. When someone calls the Whistle Blowers hotline, take their complaints seriously in a timely manner. Most employees complain about their job and move on, those with the passion to call in with an issue usually have valid complaints.

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  1. It will serve a purpose...for a time.

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    Current Employee - Server in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule especially for those pursuing college degrees or other education

    Cons

    Built upon a strong foundation some managers fail to carry through on values of the culture

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should thoroughly vet lower level management before hire


  2. Change has hurt this company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Metairie, LA

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is easy to get a job, but this will also mean that other new people are constantly coming in. They have annual softball league which is always fun and after long term yearly bonus is available.

    Cons

    Yearly bonus does not add up to a real vacation. There is no vacation pay that was removed in2011. Training is virtually nonexistent. The change in company direction came after original owner died and has not gotten better. No benefits and insurance is so high it is unaffordable even by management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees you have because it is hard to find good help and with no benefits it will be even harder.


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