I loved working here! It was my first ever job and I enjoyed every single day from my first to my last. Management was spectacular and my coworkers were family to me. Always working as a team to get the job done, helping each other out whenever someone was in the weeds. Sometimes on the weekends I would be scheduled alone on To-Go's and I would get slammed, but my coworkers were always there to help. A great place to work.
Assistant Manger (Former Employee) – Macon, GA – August 18, 2016
Great teams with great attitudes. Great place to start your management career. I would look for something more permanent long term but great advancement opportunity and good place to get your feet wet.
Host/To-Go/Server (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – August 18, 2016
Working in a restaurant is not the easiest. When dealing with someones food, you can see a more difficult side of a person. This job has taught me to have patience with people. Although days can be tough, co-workers are very enjoyable and helpful along with management.
Server / Server Assistant (Former Employee) – Pooler, GA – August 16, 2016
A typical day at work was fun but also serious when it came to taking care of guest. I learned a lot about chili's and all the benefits they offer you. The management was great and always worked with you with anything you needed help with anything. They treated us as real people and not just employees. The most enjoyable part about working at Chilis was the benefits that were always offered. The hardest part about working at Chilis was carrying the trays.
Server (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – August 16, 2016
Chili's is definitely a great place to start. I learned the basics when I started serving here and it brought me greater opportunities. There is definitely consistency to working for Chili's because it is a corporate restaurant but it's not for everyone
Hostess (Former Employee) – Farmingdale, NY – August 16, 2016
My work was easy enough to do. Greet and seat customers in a friendly and professional manner. My problem with this job lied solely with the managers. I felt that I worked pretty hard for someone who was just a hostess, I went above and beyond my responsibilities, but all of my efforts went unnoticed. I was looking to advance to serving and I got passed right over, and told that someone who I had been training was getting the promotion that I was seeking.
Challenged you every day but was a fun and great place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Monrovia, CA – August 15, 2016
You were always being tested by the employees but it made you think about who was working for you and with you. It was so much fun with employees, co-workers and guest. The hardest part of the job was the long hours but if you really cared about the people and management staff your hours were long and mine always were. I loved this job.
Supervisor Trainer (Former Employee) – Rochester, MI – August 14, 2016
A great job especially if you are a people person. Depending on the location can be pretty lucrative as well. Most regions have annual softball or soccer tournaments between restaurants that are fun and competitive.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – August 13, 2016
My pay was terrible and the way they treated employees are horrible I was working and going to school catching 2 buses sometimes 4 to get to work just to work for 2 hours because we we're to slow my check was nothing the GM didn't want to give me a raise the hardest part about my job was trying to be satisfied with my pay check every two weeks
Hostess (Current Employee) – Nanuet, NY – August 12, 2016
This is a company where everyone tries to act like "a family" but that is not the case. Management says they are "fare" but they are the farthest thing from it. They don't care about advancing anyones career. TIP: Don't get a hosting job here in hopes of becoming a server because it is a long process that is not even worth it. Wait until you are 18 and start as a server, that is where the money is.
Server (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – August 12, 2016
Chili's is a fast paced work environment with a variety of guests. Management was always there to help when needed and encouraged and motivated employees to do the best they could do. I learned how to work in a team and manage time and tasks. The hardest part of the job for me was memorizing the alcohol menu but the most enjoyable part was creating friendships with fellow employees as well as regular guests.
Half-meals after 3 months employment, flexible schedule
50+ employees invites the problems of cliques and gossip
I started as a server. I became one of the best and most reliable. I was then trained as a Trainer, and a Bartender. I loved this job. I made quite a few regulars who I still keep in contact with. This job mandated that you be able to multi task at a very quick pace. In addition to that, the money you made is completely dependent on your work ethic and on your attitude. (Being a hard worker and high-achiever this was the best part.) Management always helped us out when we needed it, and we were paired into teams to work the floor. Our team members helped us get through the shifts. The hardest and most enjoyable part of the job were the same - The fast paced work environment. It took a little while to find my tempo but once I did there was no stopping me.
This is a fun place to work, and I average about 15-20 an hour. The scheduling is perfect. It is flexable, and the software that Chili's uses is amazing. This is not the easiest job physically, but the company truly cares about the crew.
The tips are great.
Some locations, like Huntsville will kill you. That location litterally gave me gray hair, and I ended up on antidepresents.