Brinker

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Brinker Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 82 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks

Doug Brooks

(43 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany provided a great environment

    ConsTeam building needs help and management should know that

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Server (Former Employee) Lubbock, TX (US)

    ProsChilis 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

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company..

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

    ProsFlexible schedule, focuses on people first, strong values.

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more work life balance. True advantages to being a GM besides pay scale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brinker has ongoing changes for their operations.

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, great work life balance

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun working atmosphere. Every day is different.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bartender (Current Employee) Decatur, TX (US)

    Prosvery flexable easy money always changint

    Conslong hours management can treat you like a child

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly, brilliant, dedicated people and forward thinking management.

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

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

    ConsDidn't encounter any Cons worthy of mention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chili's, Customer Facing

    Bartender (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsStandard Restaurant. They often promoted from within.

    ConsBroke 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent management and employee support

    Server (Former Employee) Ormond Beach, FL (US)

    ProsManagers are some of the best in the industry. In confluence with the sincere, caring work environment, it is second to none. Excellent employee training.

    ConsHard to get full time as a server. However 30 hours is considered full time in the food industry by many, so that may be why.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDelineate side work so that staff is not responsible for designating duties. This would help to ensure equity in designation of side work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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