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Brinker Reviews

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. "Great Place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse environment that everyone seems to enjoy. Employees believe team work achieves greatness quicker than working alone.

    Cons

    Nothing substantial with the company themselves. All higher managers seem to be competent and hard working individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep opportunities known to lower level employees for opportunity to move up throughout the organization. Try and reduce management turnover.


  2. "Chili's Love"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Above average compensation; flexible scheduling; 4 manager teams enables you to enjoy your time off; abundant development and promotion opportunities; feel trusted; Lots of tenured peers and superiors to learn from.

    Cons

    It can be tough to staff your kitchens, but this is more of an industry/political issue than it is a Chili's issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue development meetings and outings for managers. They are a great way to build connections that make people want to stay.

  3. "Great Enviroment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Waitress in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people
    Management was awesome
    Helped develop customer service and sales skills

    Cons

    Long hours
    Always on you feet

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Server"

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

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

    Pros

    Team driven environment, good benefits, good place to make money.

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees as much as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members more.


  5. "Key/server / trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key/Trainer/Server in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Key/Trainer/Server in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot working at chili's and made some life long friends.

    Cons

    Too many test for the new menu items.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making menus every 4 months.,..wasting paper


  6. Helpful (1)

    "VP of PeopleWorks"

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

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

    Pros

    Our People make the difference each and everyday. They way we live our Cultural Beliefs and our purpose... Connect, Serve and Give to Create the Best Life.... Says it all.

    Cons

    We work hard and play hard...

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep People first....


  7. "I loved my job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brinker (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Flexibility, Trust, People, Benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is top heavy and I don't believe they always know what their team members do.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your culture and your people! Do as you say. Lip service is not cool!

  8. "Maggiano's little italy"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work benefits and a great management team. always supporting you and helping you around and making sure that you are doing ok through out your shift. besides that you get to eat all that good italian food for half off and also other brand restaurants.

    Cons

    there is nothing on the down side really.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing it the same way


  9. "Work experience"

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for lots of opportunity to move up!

    Cons

    Long hours be ready to work!


  10. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Hemet, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work, you will learn a lot about the culture and how take care of the team members and guests

    Cons

    You will work very hard but you will be treated very fair, you are front and back of the house manager, from ordering food,liquor, produce, make management decision on the spot

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have a open mind to new ideas on how to improve the day to day operations, from marketing, to training,


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