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Brinker has fun company-wide meetings. This was circus themed, with senior leadership dressed as clowns.
Todd Wilbur filmed the show Top Secret Recipe on Brinker campus.

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Brinker Chairman, President, and CEO Doug Brooks
Doug Brooks
47 Ratings

    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)


    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).


    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.

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    The upper management was really invested in my growth.

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Brinker Interviews

Updated 15 Oct 2014
Updated 15 Oct 2014

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    General Manager Interview

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    Always be positive and upbeat. Positive culture with storing emphasis on training and development in high volume situations. Have to to be a problem solver and multi tasker at all times. Embrace culture and make sure all employees do the same. Have great business sense in everything you do to meet or beat your stores goals and budgets.

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Brinker Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth (Large), Dallas Business Journal, 2009
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Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (EAT)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

More than a few Chili's heat up this restaurant business. One of the world's largest casual dining companies, Brinker International operates and franchises about 1,500 Chili's Grill & Bar locations in about 30 countries. Trailing only Applebee's as the largest full-service restaurant chain, Chili's specializes in southwestern-style dishes with a menu featuring fajitas, margarita grilled chicken, and its popular baby back ribs. About 680 of the eateries are operated by franchisees, including more than 200 international locations. In addition to its flagship chain, Brinker... More

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