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Brinker Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great culture, great work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great culture, people are awesome (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Restaurant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Cedar Park, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Field managers willing to be flexible

    Cons

    changing structure of demands upon Team Members some viewed as unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Consult Team in the field more.

  3. "Has its ups and downs.... way down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts Good pay Great people

    Cons

    Lack of recognition. Lack of compensation for extra duties. Corporate visits that are dog and pony shows. Long, unorganized, time wasting, and rigorous interview process for Brinker
    They sate their cultural beliefs but they don't quite follow through when it comes time to deliver. My advice look else where for employment there are a ton of great things with Chili's, but there are equally as many that are not so great.

    Advice to Management

    Read the cultural beliefs everyday and lead by example, follow thru on commitments, be honest, and above all else try and make people feel special.


  4. "#lovewhereyouwork"

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

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When you love where you work...It shows everyday! Blessed to be surrounded by great people (coworkers & boss!)

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time....It is a GREAT place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to #makepeoplefeelspecial


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Brinker Feedback"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food or discounted food depending on which brand you support.

    Cons

    Would encourage applicants to think twice before joining the marketing department. The team is VERY political, the leader picks favorites, has a history of sharing information about individuals that should not be shared with subordinates and does not reward based on hard work and talent. If you are someone who enjoys networking and building fake relationships with colleagues this could be a good fit for you. There are some (not all) people in management positions that shouldn’t be; the leader is all about making select people that are in her crowd happy even if they are not qualified. There have been several layoffs, the company is unstable and moral is low.

    Brinker Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we are so sorry for the belief that was created for you. We truly believe in cultivating the best work environment and hope that we can provide you more... More


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Santee, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Santee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours and tips, friendly atmosphere. Good music and a fast paced environments.

    Cons

    The scores from ZIOSK surveys are all that's cared about. Getting a 4 actually hurts your score. Since you have zero control over kitchen, QA, food runner e ct. Seems extremely discriminatory as more than 50 percent of people who full out the surveys are because they are NOT happy. Those that are usually won't take the time. It sucks to have the bathroom be dirty and My survey is all 1. Management's explanations are well all servers have same struggles. Not a conducive way to help keep dedicated loyal hard working employees wanting to bust their butts for minimum wage. Hate the score system, who ever thought it up please go on undercover jobs and come see me. Please.

    Advice to Management

    Our management is pretty good finally. I have nothing negative and only positive. My concerns are on a corporate level.


  7. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and laid back atomosphere

    Cons

    Company cutting back in a lot of areas to save money, stretching everyone thin.

  8. "Promotable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Energetic, Team Building, dedicated, Quality of operations, drive for results, task oriented

    Cons

    Consistency with management team to provide well rounded atmosphere


  9. "Consumer Insights Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly, fast and casual environment

    Cons

    Low compensation and benefits, unclear vision


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Brinker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great standards and culture. A brand I believe in.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and can feel stagnant at times.


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