Brinker
3.3 of 5 73 reviews
www.brinker.com Dallas, TX 5000+ Employees

Brinker Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.3 73 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks

Doug Brooks

(38 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Compensation, structure, ability to move up and be promoted from within"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Work/life - flexible hours; often see kids or dogs in office; on-campus gym"
    in 4 reviews
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A very pleasing start with a less than stellar end.

Manager (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY (US)

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

ProsNumerous locations with substantial opportunity. Pay was competitive and benefits were above average.

ConsAs is the case with many jobs, the company is only as good as the individuals working within it and my experiences were with individual of below average morals and character.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that people are the life-blood of any business.

No, I would not 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)

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

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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Jump on the chance to work for this company

Accounting (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 3 years

ProsReally sorry I left this great company. I think you will find that you will be rewarded with wonderful benefits and fair pay. They will provide you with an excellent training program,

ConsPromotions from within were a little slow forthcoming and the the only reason I left was offered another position of interest with another company first.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brinker

ProsBenefits for all employees, brinker family fund, ability to move up within company, flexible with school, other jobs and family

ConsNot very many cons. Overall if you are in the hospitality industry this is a great company to work for.

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)

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

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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Long term stress for short term gains

Bartender (Former Employee)
Denham Springs, LA (US)

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood money
corporate stability
opportunity for advancement
employee benefits for full-time employees
loyalty benefits

Consfood service
long hours
constant management changes
no part-time benefits
large, detailed menu

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

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Great Time!

Kitchen Manager (Former Employee)
West Springfield, MA (US)

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Pay, Benefits, great management

ConsLong hours, not enough room for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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mediocre experience

Real Estate Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at Brinker full-time for more than a year

ProsBrinker tries to achieve a good work hard, play hard atmosphere.

ConsThe company can be very political.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sad and disappointing

Restaurant Manager (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA (US)

I worked at Brinker full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWith the right Area Director your job can be enjoyable and rewarding.

ConsWith this company it's not what you know, it's who you know. The General Manager should have experience in restaurant management and work their way up the ladder. Brinker used to hire from within, unfortunately that is no longer the case. Retaliation is prevalent. Micro-managing is abundant. Lying is a daily occurrence.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes to what is going on in each restaurant on a daily basis. Check turnover of hourly team mates, training new people costs money. When someone calls the Whistle Blowers hotline, take their complaints seriously in a timely manner. Most employees complain about their job and move on, those with the passion to call in with an issue usually have valid complaints.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It will serve a purpose...for a time.

Server (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

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

ProsFlexibility of schedule especially for those pursuing college degrees or other education

ConsBuilt upon a strong foundation some managers fail to carry through on values of the culture

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should thoroughly vet lower level management before hire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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