Chili's

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Okay work while you're in college, but don't get stuck here!

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Former Employee - Server/Cook/Hostess/QA/ToGo/Dishwash/Prep in Pensacola, FL
Former Employee - Server/Cook/Hostess/QA/ToGo/Dishwash/Prep in Pensacola, FL

I worked at Chili's full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The social atmosphere--if you're single and/or don't have any children. Working with the same people day in and day out can foster some great friendships. Depending your area, good tips. Also, good opportunity to travel around, as you can transfer from one Chilis to another. I started in Tampa, FL, moved to Houston, TX, went to Pensacola, FL, then to Colorado Springs, CO.

Cons

Management is ridiculous. Instead of firing people, they will just hire more people on and cut hours so that people are forced to go elsewhere. Also, they wait until the last minute to post the schedule. New schedules start Thursday; you can expect to know what you're working on Wednesday, usually. They do NOT promote from within, so don't believe that BS.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote from within and post schedules further in advance--people have kids and have to arrange childcare!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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569 Other Employee Reviews for Chili's (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great part time job for college students, busiest restaurant in town.

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    Current Employee - Server in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Carbondale, IL

    I have been working at Chili's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very busy, excellent GM with great AM's. Flexible scheduling due to high volume of employees. BOH does a nice job.

    Cons

    Not a great crowd who comes in late to eat, long hours with little breaks on doubles, picky managers about little things, and many employees have had personal items stolen from the BOH. (sunglasses, wallets, cash out of books, ect.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement surveillance cameras for reported theft, hire quicker more experienced bartenders, close earlier on Friday/Saturday nights. Waste of labor hours when less than 200 dollars in sales is generated in the last hour and a half.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Five Years of Fun

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Riverdale, UT
    Former Employee - Food Server in Riverdale, UT

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

    Pros

    The best part of the company is the atmosphere. I worked at a Utah location all the way through college - it was a great way to make extra money and get the social interaction that double-majoring didn't allow. Chili's makes a community of its employees. Right before I started, a host/bus staff member (a friend of a friend of mine and a brother of two other employees) passed away, and Chili's paid for his funeral and offered emotional support to all of the mourning employees. Great company.

    Cons

    Because it is casual dining, occasionally you have to work with people who don't take any pride in their work and that can be frustrating. Also a little cult-y, but not terribly so. As a trainer, I indoctrinated new employees in a way that sometimes felt cheesy, but it really was like a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin' on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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