Brinker Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
83 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours during down times (in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation, structure, ability to move up and be promoted from within (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours management can treat you like a child (in 6 reviews)

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    Brinker

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    Current Employee - Server Bar Tender  in  La Verne, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Server Bar Tender in La Verne, CA (US)

    I have been working at Brinker part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is the ability to make good money with part time work without much required from you as an employee. The big gamble is getting a decent crew of managers at your location, they make the job either fun and easy or simply intolerable.

    Cons

    The big gamble is getting a decent crew of managers at your location, they make the job either fun and easy or simply intolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because a person is smart and can pass the training or is bilingual, does not mean that they have the right personality or even what it takes to be a good manager for this company especially as a general manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    Company provided a great environment

    Cons

    Team building needs help and management should know that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed working here. Great staff. Tough, but good managament

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Lubbock, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Lubbock, TX (US)

    I worked at Brinker part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Chilis has a pretty consistent number of people coming through the restaurant which helps with the money that you will make. Most of the people are pretty chill and it is a semi relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    The customers can sometime be very difficult to work with. You will need to have a tough skin or develop one. Pay was okay, not great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company..

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    Former Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Partner/General Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Brinker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, focuses on people first, strong values.

    Moderate room to move up at mid-level. Not much room at the top

    Cons

    No development. Unrealistic goals and bonus structure. No development programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more work life balance. True advantages to being a GM besides pay scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture, great work life balance

    Cons

    Change can happen quickly, but some thungs needed for approval may take long to accomplish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brinker has ongoing changes for their operations.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Brinker has ongoing training and development. They are always looking forward to better their operations.

    Cons

    Changes for the operators happen all at one time and you are expected to excel in every area of change in a short period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know all levels of your management and team members. Don't just take the word of your buddies.

    Recommends
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    Great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Pros

    fun working atmosphere. Every day is different.

    Cons

    Ever changing rules. Management didn't follow through with their promises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    job

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    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Decatur, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Bartender in Decatur, TX (US)

    I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very flexable easy money always changint

    Cons

    long hours management can treat you like a child

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly, brilliant, dedicated people and forward thinking management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Brinker as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced but willing to dedicate the time and resources to insure success.

    Cons

    Didn't encounter any Cons worthy of mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Chili's, Customer Facing

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    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Standard Restaurant. They often promoted from within.

    Cons

    Broke my arm in a non work accident. Offered to work with it (was fully able to work) and sign a Workers Comp Waiver, Got let go until I was able to get a doctors note. Ironic I wanted to work to pay for the doctor.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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Brinker has fun company-wide meetings. This was circus themed, with senior leadership dressed as clowns.
Todd Wilbur filmed the show Top Secret Recipe on Brinker campus.
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