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Brinker Reviews

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

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

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  1. "Great Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great company, terrible department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company as a whole is fantastic. Great emphasis on feedback and working together. People across the company are very close knit.

    Cons

    Do not join the marketing team. That department has serious issues, most of which stem from an inefficient and petty leader. The rest of the company rewards based on competency and hard work, but getting ahead on the marketing team is all political.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. If someone has proven over and over again that they are horrible for turnover and employee engagement, no matter how close your relationship to them, you must let them go.

  3. "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hardest working people ive ever worked with
    really dedicated to the each other because they all love the company
    Kelly Valade is an amazing egg

    Cons

    too much focus on HR fluff is pullin attention away from operations
    rules are set and then re-set and then set again,,, no consistency

    Advice to Management

    High deductible plans suck for everyone that has health problems how about something else these plans only work in daallas, what about the other chili's cities?

    Shedules suck too. My wife works for a 24/7 utilities plant and she can plan her schedule better than mine.


  4. "Managing Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Administrative"

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


  6. "cook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Middletown, RI
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people to work with but not the best place to work if your looking to move forward in the world

    Cons

    the last chilies i work in before moving to ohio was a joke under staffed and under paid


  7. "Great company"

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

  8. "Great company to work for"

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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


  9. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are some of the best, like a family. Great environment, big emphasis on work life balance.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are not good, very expensive and high deductible
    Leadership in certain departments no longer reflect the longtime company culture introduced by fabulous leaders in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics


  10. "Multi tasking is a must"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in League City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of tools for initiatives that are implemented. Competitive pay. FOH staff are very closely knit. Lots of data available for day to day operations

    Cons

    Menu constantly changes, new food additions and deletions made every three months. Wish they had separate front-of-house and back-of-house managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management alignment


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