Fun work environment with short hours and opportunity for big money.
Bartender (Former Employee) – Kokomo, IN – July 15, 2019
I worked for Chili's for five and a half years as I also worked toward earning a bachelor's degree. Chili's management was very accommodating to me concerning my school schedule. The management was among the most down to earth I've ever encountered in my working life. They do an absolutely excellent job. The opportunity to make great money as a server or bartender is enormous, but one must be willing to put forth the effort to do so. The hourly wage is virtually nonexistent ($2.13/hour), and a server/bartender's entire income relies on the tips of guests.
Though benefits are available (paid vacation, medical insurance), they're difficult to obtain because the employee must average at least 30 hours a week to receive them. This is not as of a easy task as one might think, considering the shifts are generally no longer than 4-6 hours. If the employee drops below this average, the benefits will be pretty quickly lost. This is the only gripe I have with the company. It seems as if they make it deliberately difficult to reward their employees with these important benefits. There is a discount for food, which is nice, but it hardly makes up for the lack of medical insurance for MOST employees.