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Brinker Reviews

Updated February 28, 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. "Great place to work"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture—you will not find a better culture anywhere. Work hard play hard attitude.

    Cons

    Typical corporate drama. Plus, the state of the business is struggling which hinders all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the honest and trusting culture. Don't get sucked into a competitive environment just because the business is floundering.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pro team members and values

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Pro team member


  3. "culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    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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  5. "Multi tasking is a must"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "Associate Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuart, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, they truly care for their employees

    Cons

    The hours are like a roller coaster


  8. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff was great and the customers were great too

    Cons

    lack of support from both RD and AD

    Advice to Management

    more support


  9. "Best Job, Best Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Culture. This company is committed to the wellbeing of it's employees. Creating the best job to give Team Members the best life. Huge focus on personal and professional wellbeing.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but it's restaurant management, so the shifts are all over the place, and the hours are long. But that doesn't matter if you love your job.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper management? I love you guys, you rock! Thanks for helping create the BEST LIFE.


  10. "Not a Bad Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    No quality of life, high turnover in both management and restaurant staff


  11. "Chilis Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Leadership. If you area director is Stephanie Howell, you will have a great support team.

    Cons

    A lot of nights and weekends



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