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Brinker Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great culture, great work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great culture and atmosphere, professional and caring colleagues (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, stress pressure and treatment of senior management (in 16 reviews)

  • Work life balance and quality of life is tough (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "The best company and culture I have ever worked for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have loved my time here at Brinker! It has by far been the best organization to work for and I have been able to grow with the company. They focus on people first, culture and accountability, your wellbeing and that of our guests and communities, and flexibility with work/life balance. I genuinely enjoy coming into work everyday and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Not really a con. We are lean and mighty. Get ready to work hard, but you also get to play hard.

    Brinker Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for the awesome review. This really made our day and we really appreciate the time you took to share your feedback with us. We love to hear that you enjoy coming to work everyday and with... More


  2. "Great culture but the entire causal dining category is dying a slow death."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, compensation perks, and people. Very organized systems and processes. Work life balance. Fun events throughout the year to engage team members and community.

    Cons

    Poor in developing and retaining key talent. Sometimes slow to make and implement decisions due to size of company footprint.

    Advice to Management

    Develop robust talent management program.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company. Solid bonus potential. Obtainable goals.

    Cons

    High pressure. Late nights and weekends.


  4. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Clark, NJ

    I worked at Brinker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    a lot hours to work

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  5. "Food Services"

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    Former Employee - Food in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Food in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, with friendly helpful staff.

    Cons

    There were no cons to the job, responsibilities and pay were as expected.

    Brinker Response

    Sep 11, 2017

    We love that you really enjoy working here!


  6. "Area Directoe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Made good money with the company

    Cons

    Always reorganizing the company structure. Field employees are usually first to go


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very misleading and not what it seems."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress, free alcohol at work, free or reduced dining at company owned restaurants, (somewhat flexible schedule if your supervisor allows it.)

    Cons

    Some employees can get away with anything with no recourse (flexibility, a ton of sick days, coming and going whenever they feel like it, etc). Others will get written up and threatened to be fired for something minor like showing up late 10 minutes and simply do not have this "flexibility" and really are at a huge disadvantage. This is not right and really is a sign of a disfunctional organization. Any manager or director seems to be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want. No accountability or consequences for some.

    People works (hr) refuses to listen to any feedback and simply sides with the manager or director. If they don't feel like doing anything- peopleworks ignores it. If they press PW presses it.

    People works simply is not for the people. They are below the line- which is ironic since they preach being above the line.

    Company and industry are declining in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Get your policies straight- some employees should not be allowed to get away with anything, while others try hard and get punished for doing something minor. Also- re-evaluate who your peopleworks people are and training for these people. Do they actually care? Do they really know how to handle their duties?

    Who is living below the line and who is taking a vacation there?

    Brinker Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Communications Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and beliefs with us. I hear you and truly appreciate the feedback. Our Culture of Accountability and People Tools were developed to give our... More

  8. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Value employee, good money, look for your best interest, Flexible

    Cons

    No benefits, long hours, do not promote quickly, lots of turn over managers

    Advice to Management

    Stick around

    Brinker Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback.


  9. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always on your feet type of job

    Cons

    Long hours and not paid for long hours


  10. "Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Not worth the effort I put in

    Cons

    Don't depend on them when you get sick this company makes alot of many but don't show enough appreciation to their employees when they get sick

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to non mgmt employees they're they ones who keep restaurant running

    Brinker Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback.


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