Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
468 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It use to be night hours only and could work 4-6 and make good money (in 31 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule most of the time, decent pay for those willing to work hard (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Low starting salaries, long hours with no breaks (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good job for college student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, promotional opportunity, friendly staff/management

    Cons

    schedules are very uncertain, requested time off isn't always granted, supplies are typically stocked to the bare minimum, cheap clientele basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time training new hires so that tasks are completely correctly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place for part time work, growth opportunities keep it interesting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Blowing Rock, NC
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Blowing Rock, NC

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth in part time positions with added compensation.

    Cons

    Worked to death...hired for 20-25 hr weeks and ended up working 50+.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees and your turnover rate won't be so high...Schedule days off without employees asking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a fine job for a high schooler.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    good training and food perks. Hosts recieve tips

    Cons

    Sometimes grumpy co-workers. Stressful, disorganized and hectic on busy days. Not much sympathy for illnesses.

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  5.  

    It was good and bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    When management was good, we all had fun and made good money.

    Cons

    When management was bad, it was miserable to work there

  6.  

    Going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff. The culture and the values of the company were fantastic, and always have been. Unfortunately they're only words when not put into action by our proprietor, store managers and even regional managers.

    Cons

    The management cared more about the bottom line than customer happiness in the end. It wasn't like that when I started there and was disappointing to watch. The company going public was it's downfall in my opinion. Rough clientele brought in by constant coupons and way too cheap food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Pay every day, and u build good networking

    Cons

    Management doesnt listen at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Location Specific

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dependent upon where your particular store is located/who you're working for.
    Some may result in very decent earnings, and great lifelong friendships.

    Cons

    Others result in pure misery. It made me hate people more than I ever thought possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually try to care about how the stores are run. Because some are being run completely into the ground, and upon contacting corporate, no one seems to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good company for a student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    flexible schedule, ability to get customer service experence

    Cons

    leadership can be poor. the location makes the difference in potential earnings

  10.  

    Fast Pace at times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Server in Jacksonville, NC

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    short hours
    nice staff
    busy on weekends
    sundays are the best

    Cons

    dont get good tips....ma be because of the location but they suck
    Management is ok
    Kitchen sucks need better workers affects pay for servers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the kitchen help together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a Corporate Restaurant Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very tight group of coworkers that can help through anything. Free or discounted food when working that tastes pretty good. Lots of locations so if you move possibility to have a job where you move to.

    Cons

    Many of the same cons for any restaurant, long hours, prone to alcohol and drug addictions, high turnover, high stress dealing with the public. As a company the only con I have is that salaries tend to be a little low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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