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Brinker Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Great culture, great work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great culture, great leadership, solid vision (in 12 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. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

    Brinker Response

    Oct 18, 2017

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Brinker. Your thoughts have been shared with Sr. Leadership on how to make Brinker a better place to work.


  2. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    big company job secure from going out of buisness

    Cons

    not finding the right manager

  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. "I thought it couldn’t get any worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cleaning house is a good idea but the wrong offices were cleaned. This company could be strong again with changes.

    Cons

    Roberts & other top leaders have no idea what they are doing. But how could they; they aren’t restaurant operators.

    Advice to Management

    Find experts and hold the right people accountable.


  6. "Food Services"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. "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

  8. "Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  10. "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


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