Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 419 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Outback Steakhouse President Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

(143 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It use to be night hours only and could work 4-6 and make good money(in 28 reviews)

  • OB has a very flexible schedule for a serving gig and the money is good(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Low starting salaries, long hours with no breaks(in 22 reviews)

  • Scheduling is crazy, really late nights, no weekday morning shifts(in 9 reviews)

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    Relaxed, easy going corporate restaurant

    Busser (Former Employee) Goleta, CA

    ProsWith the kitchen being open only between the hours of 5-9:30, it really helped enable a work-life balance.

    ConsThe quality of food is somewhat compromised to meet the low price point of the type of cuisine it is (surf and turf.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe softball tournament is a pretty sweet perk. I'm sure it differs from restaurant to restaurant, but more incentivized sales perks should be utilized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good foot in the door to the Food Industry

    Server (Former Employee) Springfield, MO

    ProsGood team work to work with with lots of potentials to achieve.

    ConsSome Proprietors/Managements are hypocrites, hot and fast paced environment, and sometime manning more then one station at a time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    It was okay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree food, busy environment, dim lighting

    ConsNo breaks at all, long shifts

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    Good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGetting half off on your meals was always a good bonus while in college. I always enjoyed the atmosphere and the management staff.

    ConsThey took away our half off discount for the other places like bonefish which was my favorite part about the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK as far as serving jobs go

    Server (Former Employee) Charleston, SC

    ProsGood quality within class, steadily busy, good experience, great training and HR, the uniform won't insult your dignity

    ConsThe money is good, but not great, I'm sure it depends a lot on location, but the clientele can be awful

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Job to have as a student

    Waiter (Former Employee) California, MD

    ProsFlexible shifts as a waiter. Could come home from college and pick up whenever. Made great money. Management was decent but some flaws existed.

    ConsIf you are not a people person- good luck. Sometimes would have to stay there late after close to clean, print reading, clock out, talk with boss, etc. Sometimes money could be bad if put in bad section- which is out of your control especially if you work less than others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't freak out on employees, even if you've had a rough day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great college job.

    Server/Host and TakeAway Server (Former Employee) Jackson, TN

    ProsI worked at several stores in West Tennessee during college. I really enjoyed the majority of the people I worked with and management tended to be very consistent between stores. I was a part time employee, as I was in school, but I never had trouble getting enough hours when I was out of school. Loved my four years here.

    ConsAs with any tip-based job, pay fluctuates often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It works for Part-time work.

    Curbside Takeaway (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsWork Life balance is solid as a part timer although weekends and evenings are common. Decent wages plus tips. As a take-away person had time away from managers.

    ConsManager's tend to hate their own lives and take it out on employees. Gets rather stress during peak hours and days. Have to deal with upset customers for issues that were not your mistake. Managers will make you like this job or not. Moving up in the company rather difficult and intense.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly most of the issues I had come with the territory in this industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not as great as it used to be

    Bartender (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat hours. Pretty decent money

    ConsNo benefits, too many coupons that bring in questionable clientele

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good money for college kid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet discounted food, work with a range of different people.

    ConsPeople in Tucson area don't know how to tip

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk for a higher hourly rate

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