Brinker Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours during down times (in 5 reviews)

  • Great culture, great work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours management can treat you like a child (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance is nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solid national company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager

    I worked at Brinker full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The upper corporate management takes great care of the unit managers. They were far ahead of other national chains in compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    As with any unit level restaurant management the varying schedule and hours are rough. I had negative experiences with a poor AD but I believe this was an isolated experience.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer management programs analyzing personality, work style, motivation basis, and on and on. In the 3 years I was there we went through 3 different programs analyzing how we could be more productive.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A long a happy career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits including 100% meal benefit, great insurance and 401k match.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be in touch with daily operations.

  3. Great company that is very large, mature and focused on delivering shareholder results

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Secure and stable job environment with huge resources

    Cons

    Mature company no longer growing

    Advice to Management

    Be sure you are comfortable conforming to the language required to be spoken there and enjoy specific routines and checklists that don't change. Ability to advance based upon results is very good.

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  5. Truly a great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been a BrinkerHead for a few years now, and I love the company! Brinker truly cares about its people, offers work/life balance, provides professional development opportunities, has great benefits, a beautiful campus and the team commradariei s awesome! Highly recommend working at the Restaurant Support Center!

    Cons

    The only down-side is that there is a lot of construction in the area, and so it can be a hassle to get into the office.

    Advice to Management

    Love the on-going feedback I receive! It's constructive and helps be becomme a better professional.

  6. Great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fun culture, casual dress

    Cons

    Poor development planning and opportunities for advancement, loose direction at times

  7. I've found my dream job and my home joining Brinker International. This is the best place I've ever worked!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fun, positive environment with lots of great energy. There's a winning together spirit and we work cross-functionally and collaboratively as an organization at the corporate office and with our partners working in the restaurants. They care about your well-being both personally and professionally and believe in work/life balance.

    Cons

    Do not feel there are any challenges to working in this growing, thriving, and forward thinking environment.

  8. Great history in the restaurant segment. Really try and remain relevant with in the category.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The brand has really re-invested back into itself.

    Cons

    Really no room for bad results. More focus on what is going wrong than what needs positive reinforcement.

  9. Over all pretty good company to work for

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker

    Pros

    HAD AN EXCELLENT EXE. CHEF. He was actually italian. Had Very High Standards for how we wanted his kitchen to run

    Cons

    This store had a High GM turn over rate. The GM was lazy and was irritated when ever he had to go visit tables.. More concerned about making quotas than making guest happy

    Advice to Management

    If you work harder than all your other managers you will move up quickly. That wont be hard because the managers there are lazy

  10. An awesome place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brinker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Our history, culture, and Team Members are unique. You are encouraged to be yourself and provide feedback daily. I've worked in several industries and never experenced a culture quite like Brinker. I've never felt so empowered and energized to come to work every day.

    Cons

    If I ever leave Brinker I will experience severe culture shock.

  11. Dedicated to the development of the team and long term growth of the company

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

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of hospitality
    People Care and work hard
    Training

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of change
    Medical benefits

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