Brinker

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Brinker Reviews

Updated 25 July, 2014
Updated 25 July, 2014
82 Reviews

3.4
82 Reviews
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Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks
Doug Brooks
43 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Friendly, brilliant, dedicated people and forward thinking management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    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
  2.  

    Jump on the chance to work for this company

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

    Pros

    Really 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,

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Overall if you are in the hospitality industry this is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Long term stress for short term gains

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Chili's, Customer Facing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL (US)

    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
  7.  

    Great Time!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager  in  West Springfield, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in West Springfield, MA (US)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, great management

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    mediocre experience

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company can be very political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sad and disappointing

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    With 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 ManagementAdvice

    Open 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Richmond, VA (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should thoroughly vet lower level management before hire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Change has hurt this company

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    Former Employee - Line Cook  in  Metairie, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Metairie, LA (US)

    Pros

    The company is easy to get a job, but this will also mean that other new people are constantly coming in. They have annual softball league which is always fun and after long term yearly bonus is available.

    Cons

    Yearly bonus does not add up to a real vacation. There is no vacation pay that was removed in2011. Training is virtually nonexistent. The change in company direction came after original owner died and has not gotten better. No benefits and insurance is so high it is unaffordable even by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees you have because it is hard to find good help and with no benefits it will be even harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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