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Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Great culture, great work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great culture, great leadership, solid vision (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Poor Quality of life, lots of streets (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work hours and love the company itself! I have been serving for Brinker (Chili's) for almost 7 years now part time. It was a great stepping stone in helping me throughout my college career. The pay is great for the amount of hours you work as server. I also transitioned to another location during a change in schools and the transferring process is a breeze. I have had multiple coworkers transfer to many other states without a hiccup.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will work with managers and/or coworkers that aren't your favorite but you can have that happen in any company you work in. I can't say I have anything specific about the company that I have a problem with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  3. "Server"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Jensen Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Jensen Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you do work the tips are good and seating of tables are in rotation insuring fairness to all servers.

    Cons

    Part time only, it is almost impossible to become a full time employee. I have been trying to be full time for over a year now.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to allow full time employment in the industry to the employees who show they will be there for a long period of time.


  4. "Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best culture in the restaurant business

    Cons

    need all to follow the same sheet of music

    Advice to Management

    Continue being a great employer by putting the people first


  5. "Amazing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Deliver hot food fast consistently

    Cons

    Limited time to spend with family

    Advice to Management

    The money is in your bonus


  6. "Good for experienced professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people. Casual work enviroment.

    Cons

    Low salaries for industry. Lean staff.


  7. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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.

    Brinker Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback.


  9. "#lovewhereyouwork"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Restaurant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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