Chili's

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  • Culture & Values
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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
Approves of CEO

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    Wish the goals and mission of the company trickled down to the front lines

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Chili's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, discounts on food, fast paced environment, meet new people, working within a team.

    Cons

    The fun, laid-back, winning culture retreated years ago when the economy tanked and Brinker sold off other concepts. Panic spread throughout the company and many were laid-off. Those working the front lines of the restaurant (managers and GMs) were the first to get bonus structures cut and have extra-ordinarily difficult standards to live up to. No grills exist anymore, just pizza ovens that have fake diamond marks for chicken. Supposed to speed up cook time, but has made it worse. Things are always changing and it feels like the drivers are swerving the bus back and forth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some younger, newer, aggressive marketing techniques. Award the people at the front lines. Top management should have to continually work IN the restaurants to see what it feels like - they are very out of touch. Narrow your focus and be good at a few things, instead of trying to do too much. Also, customers want booths. Don't remodel restaurants and take away the booths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a long term place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA

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

    Pros

    Larger table sections than any other restaurant, committed to making everyone money, greater starter place for restaurant business, ability to move around with in store.

    Cons

    Constant flow of people including managers, everyone is disposable, ticket times are long and thus stress is high,

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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