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Brinker Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great comraderie, great work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great culture, people are awesome (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, I was not paid what I thought I should receive (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Rowlett, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good training

    Cons

    Rowlett store GM was very difficult to work for


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Food Server in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, decent pay for a part time job, flexible hours for college students, good first time serving job, benefits offered

    Cons

    I have worked for bringer for many years, we have gone through quite a few managers. Some were awesome and some were awful at micro managing. Unfortunately because they are in such a need for managers they can't let go of the bad apples. Same goes for line cooks. There is sometimes unreasonable expectations from the upper management because they don't really know what goes on in the restaurants and there is also unreasonable side work at times. You shouldn't spend two hours doing side work!

    Advice to Management

    Ask restaurants what is working and what isn't. Have an anonymous "suggestion box" online for employees to put in feedback.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Plan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Quality of life is great as long as the prevailing plan is executed properly, ability to drive and manage own area of restaurant without micromanaging. Great people and great guest.

    Cons

    Although cultural beliefs are the guiding light they are watered down by the companies profit goals that in my humble opinion negative impact the human experience. Guest, TM, and management. This company is rated highly as a best place to work but am sure its 1300 locations impact that score in their favor. The expectation for high volume restaurants is more difficult because they carry profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and team members also deserve a great experience.


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  5. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, constantly striving to improve, and solid foundation. Lots of great people working toward common goals and setting the bar high.

    Cons

    It is a big company that is often behind the times with technology and practices. Isn't always on the cutting edge of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be the industry leader that you are poised to be by understanding that you can't pick and choose some and not all areas to excel. You can't be the most innovative company without investing in the tools and technology needed to do so.


  6. "Managing Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is all about people. Benefits are great and pay is good. Great group of people to work with. Great focus on the guest.

    Cons

    Quality of life is not adequate. They speak about work and life balance being their top priority. This is a mixed bag across the brand.


  7. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and pay

    Cons

    too tight with controllable budgets I.e. labor

    Advice to Management

    If you are considering working for Brinker, be prepared to work hard, very hard


  8. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Culture, team atmosphere, opportunities to advance, experienced leaders

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are not very good

    Advice to Management

    add to benefit program, don't take away


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Trainer in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Server Trainer in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with great managers.

    Cons

    You make tips off of people's generosity which is sometimes subpar but it what you expect.

    Advice to Management

    More stability with On The Border


  10. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maitre D/Banquet Captain in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Maitre D/Banquet Captain in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional restaurant setting at Maggianos

    Cons

    If you drop below 30 hours a week you will lose your health insurance without any kind of warning


  11. "culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team member focused and quality of life

    Cons

    team member focused and need more accountability

    Advice to Management

    understand that sometimes holding folks accountable benefits the whole team and brand



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