Brinker

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Brinker Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
95 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

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

    I have been working at Brinker

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work life balance

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fun culture, casual dress

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Over all pretty good company to work for

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    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  5.  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brinker full-time

    Pros

    Culture of hospitality
    People Care and work hard
    Training

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of change
    Medical benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brinker co

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Brinker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good competive salary for managers
    And benefits

    Cons

    Bonuses are hard to achieve.
    Half is based on Customer service and turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are willing to put in 65 hours plus
    A week And dedicate your life to the the store
    It can be achieved , at the end of the day ! You get what you work for!
    Results are based on performance!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brinker is a very good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Brinker has a long history in the full service restaurant industry. When company takes care the people that takes care of the guests. Has a great winning culture.

    Cons

    The restuarant industry is not easy. It takes hard work, long hours and sometimes feels thankless. I feel that sometimes leaders lose that in the pursuit of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and be proud do what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I loved a lot of things about working for Brinker!

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

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

    Pros

    Brinker is really one big family. When a team member is in crisis, they pull together and help out with support and the Brinker Family Fund. That is what I miss most about working there, the camaraderie.
    The expectations are clear, and if you exceed them, you will be extremely successful. The bonuses are some of the best in the industry if you can exceed them (which my team always did).

    Cons

    Chili's kept making a lot of knee jerk reaction changes to keep up with the competition. I am all for change, it is good sometimes, but as a manager in operations, I was in the front lines and had a lot of apologizing to do to the guests, the loyal guests.
    My other con to working there is the 50-55 hour work week is not true, especially if you are trying to hit or exceed your target bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management was really invested in my growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Relaxed and fun environment but professional at the same time.

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

    I worked at Brinker as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people..professional and fun at the same time. Involved in the community, gives back.

    Cons

    Not much to say here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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