Brinker

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Managing Partner

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Current Employee - Managing Partner
Current Employee - Managing Partner

I have been working at Brinker

Pros

Brinker is a very "safe" place to work in the recent economic downfall of our nation. Brinker has great benefits for it's employees, and is constantly looking for the "edge" in the food industry.

Cons

Brinker is in a time of change, and as we all know, "change" is hard for any company - especally one as large as brinker. Very unstable in it's consistency, and continual changes that make operations difficult.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would say to get back to the basics. Re-visit what made "Brinker" a powerhouse to begin with...stop making so many changes, and concentrate on make very SOLID, MEANINGFUL changes.

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    Treat you right

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    Current Employee - Managing Partner
    Current Employee - Managing Partner

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Great People and Culture. In a down economy, the company is staying positive and trying new things. Great opportunity to come out a winner.

    Cons

    As with any company, when the money is not flowing to the bottom lne, things need to be cut. You can only cut so much before it has to come from the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying new things, don't be afraid to fail. The people who work for you will not let that happen. Variable compensation is good to drive sales. If you take it away, it demotivates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I loved a lot of things about working for Brinker!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Brinker is really one big family. When a team member is in crisis, they pull together and help out with support and the Brinker Family Fund. That is what I miss most about working there, the camaraderie.
    The expectations are clear, and if you exceed them, you will be extremely successful. The bonuses are some of the best in the industry if you can exceed them (which my team always did).

    Cons

    Chili's kept making a lot of knee jerk reaction changes to keep up with the competition. I am all for change, it is good sometimes, but as a manager in operations, I was in the front lines and had a lot of apologizing to do to the guests, the loyal guests.
    My other con to working there is the 50-55 hour work week is not true, especially if you are trying to hit or exceed your target bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management was really invested in my growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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