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Brinker Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Working environment"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and the support system to help you integrate into the corporate culture as a new employee. I have been able to adjust to new working environment in less than 45 days

    Cons

    It is a bit difficult to get approval for new innovation and idea. I would suggest having the Innovation department to be independent of the R&D department


  2. Helpful (1)

    "VP of PeopleWorks"

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    • 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....

  3. "Manger"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits many locations to move around

    Cons

    Poor Quality of life, lots of streets


  4. "Need to Walk the Talk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Those individuals at the management level work hard and believe in what they are doing. The infrastructure continues to be innovative and they look for ways to increase the guest experience through technology and a vast menu of items.

    Cons

    The Leadership of Brinker has changed and in this change their culture has suffered. The focus does not feel that it is on People and more on driving sales and guest count. Their is a lack of trust in leadership and their inability to be truly transparent with the team. Growth opportunities are limited and top talent has left.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you can say all the right things during a meeting or communication but you have to be willing to Walk the Talk. I believe that the leadership team is only focused on building sales and has moved away from building a strong diverse culture. Everything sounds great but actions are not aligned.


  5. "Key/server / trainer"

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    • 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. "Server"

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    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.


  7. "Anonymus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, team that I supervised.

    Cons

    Quality of life, immediate supervisors, lack or growth.

    Advice to Management

    Use the information, experience and living examples you have available to you to make the right decisions. You will be surprised what you will learn from your people.

  8. "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!


  9. "Great Culture"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Great company, terrible department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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