Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Good money for the hours worked (in 33 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, ability to get customer service experence (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours for not that great of pay (in 25 reviews)

  • Can be rough shifts and late nights, but still a great starting job1 (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, MD
    Former Employee - Server in Wheaton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's really hard to think of positives, things that were positive when I started changed before I left. The from scratch food became stuff that was shipped frozen, neighborhood support evaporated, they took away the bussers . . .

    Cons

    - you have nothing to work with, no silver ware, no clean dishes, glasses, ice stocked, the whole time managers are screaming for you to run food.

    Advice to Management

    - you need dishwashers in the building before 6:30. - you ALWAYS need to have some silverware rolled. - screaming at your servers after the guests are pissed wont fix anything


  2. Waitress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad company to work for

    Advice to Management

    quit cutting corners


  3. Poor, and un-inspiring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None, I can't find anything good about the job. I wish there was a silver lining. I really do.

    Cons

    Rude Management, Gross co-workers, less than min wage...the list continues,


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  5. Don't do it

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Brush Prairie, WA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Brush Prairie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy money, flexible hours, half off meals, good coworkers

    Cons

    Bad management and no careers here...


  6. Terrible owner

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    Former Employee - Server in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job easy money sometimes

    Cons

    Strict management, always asked to do way more than you are supposed to

    Advice to Management

    Take a chill pill


  7. Good & Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Averaged around 18%-20% tips so on a good night I could make $100-$150.

    Cons

    Had to work my butt off and do work managers should've been doing. One particular manager would literally watch hot food be pushed to the front of expo and then walk away for the servers to have to do, even if we were extremely busy. Avoid Strawberry Plains Outback at ALL COSTS.

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together and stop being lazy. Their demeanor is far too relaxed even on busy nights. Treat your servers better!


  8. Don't eat in bremerton...

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    Former Employee - Line Cook, Prep Cook in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Line Cook, Prep Cook in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a free meal every day if you work in the back, as long as its small and cheap.

    Cons

    One of the dirtier places I worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so damn cheap


  9. Employee

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    Former Employee - Employee Or Host in Sevierville, TN
    Former Employee - Employee Or Host in Sevierville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any at all.

    Cons

    Your hours are based on performance and there is not management there to base your performance. Only fellow employees who lie to management if they don't like you. I witnessed it and heard it. Outback, Red Lobster, Papa Johns (worked for all of them) and it is all the same thing. Pay is low, hours are not dependable and you cannot pay bills based on how they operate. Also, a lot of swearing at these places to work around and they all lacked proper cleaning techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Change


  10. Walmart of restaurants

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours,free food occasionally, nothing more

    Cons

    Exploited labor for awful wages, Walmart of restaurants. Everyone is disposable, management opportunities are a paycut, benefits poor. Complacent environment, managers play favorites. Declining establishment, company grown greedy.

    Advice to Management

    Empathy courses, compassion towards


  11. Company turned to not caring about people

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    Former Employee - Manager in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food. By the end I had 3 - 9 day vacations a year which were all paid. I met a lot of people

    Cons

    Quality of life was not good. They always cut hours and had managers pick up the slack. Not enough people to do the job they were asking

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better



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