Excellent money making opportunity for those driven to succeed
Bartender (Current Employee), Louisville, CO – October 23, 2013
Through working at Brinker as a bartender I have constructed an amazing group of friends/colleagues as well as regulars that have impacted my life mostly for the better. I have been able to enhance my ability to effectively manage time as well as my verbal communication skills, you're often selling yourself as well as the products offered. The management – more... does their best to accommodate requests and keep things running smoothly at all times while keeping moral as high as possible with the given restraints of upper management and budget. Overall a very good place to work, I do enjoy my job, and would highly recommend this institution to those in search of a medium that allows for creativity and upward movement. – less
Manager (Former Employee), TEXAS – October 8, 2013
Pay was very fair and benefits were among the best. Work-life balance was difficult at times. Upper management seems to be only about themselves and sets unrealistic goals. Constantly changing menus etc... I feel that I start with one company and now work for a totally different company... Too much change and too often!
Quality Assurance/Team Leader (Former Employee), Coppell TX and Westerville, OH – August 14, 2013
Pros: free food, great co-workers
Cons: small tips, double shifts
I started with Brinker in Texas in 2002, opening the first ever Chili's Too (which are now found at nearly every airport in America). I learnded the ins and outs of the restaurant business, and met some very colorful and fun people along the way (management included). I worked many different positions, including quality assurance, cashier, server, and, – more... by far the most fun, as a bartender. While catering to every whim of customers can be quite a challenge, the teamwork and happy environment helped to get through the rough days. The only downsides were, again, limited room for promotions, and relying on the generosity of strangers (tips) to pay bills. – less
Scheduling of shifts was easily accomplished when keeping open communication with management. Last minute changes due to school or life events usually handled easily with the online hotschedules.com program which allowed others to pick up your shift or you to pick up a shift when needed. I love serving and bartending especially when I have time to get – more... to know my customers and make them feel their visit was special. – less
Customer Service Representative/Food Server (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – June 27, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: indeterminate income
fast paced during rush hrs but good environment and co-workers. I learned customers can be really nice or really bad. management was good to me I was a hard worker above and beyond. hrs were flexible. was a good 2nd job. Sometimes the money was poor, needed more secure income.
Floor/Shift Manager (Former Employee), College Station, TX – May 14, 2013
Pros: super fun work environment, great opportunity to make money as a college student, yummy food!
Cons: long hours, nights and weekends are peak so you will be working
Brinker is probably one of the best corporations in the restaurant industry. This company has taught me a great deal about consolidation, time management and customer service. Like all F&B jobs the schedule is unpredictable but you definitely cannot complain about being bored or the "same ole routine" because things are ever changing. At times I found – more... it difficult to truly understand the reasoning behind certain company wide initiatives however Brinker has a knack for hiring exceptional supervisors who are highly capable of getting employees "on boards" with the newest...and some times oldest...policies. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – March 25, 2013
I take care of the company and they take care of me. MEANING 100% Satisfation Low Staff turn around Always going above and beyond to get the job done right for my staff and company 65hr weeks full of fun
Brinker trainer for incoming employees (Former Employee), toms river nj – March 21, 2013
Pros: if you worked hard there were perks
Cons: bad management
I worked here for a few months shy of five years, and I worked very hard. With the right management it ran smoothly. Some weak links that were given too many chances that compromised the business, but overall it was a great run! Loved working there.