Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. Great Place to Serve

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, great commitment to customer service better than other restaurants Ive worked, lots of sales contests and incentives for servers

    Cons

    Pretty standard serving job, busing tables is never fun, long hours on your feet, slow periods

    Advice to Management

    Advance your quality servers quickly through the system, otherwise you're more likely to lose them.


  2. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Commitment to food and service

    Cons

    Difficult to come in at management level; far easier to start at the bottom due to company culture


  3. AKM

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This job will build a great foundation for anyone wishing to enter the culinary field. Its high pace and high quality. You will build your speed and learn a lot of cooking techniques.

    Cons

    The pay was not that great. For the amount of physical effort that you put into this job.. High stress low reward.

    Advice to Management

    Try and work an actual break in for employees of a extra day of down time.


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  5. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Waiter in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Head Waiter in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great clientele. Loved my managers and coworkers, they acknowledged your hard work and success. Very flexible with vacation time.

    Cons

    Schedule came out a little too late, sometimes day of the new work week. Sometimes there was a glitch with hotschedules.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting the schedule out sooner and communicate more with your employees. Get to know them and show your support.


  6. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, scheduling is flexible

    Cons

    long hours, on feet a lot


  7. Bartender/Server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server/Trainer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server/Trainer in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a wonderful company that takes care of its employees. If you put in the hard work and dedication, Outback Steakhouse will return the favor. Been an employee for 4+ years through college and it's been a pleasure working there.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at Outback is the same cons you would have at any other restaurant, i.e. service industry and dealing with bad customers/tippers


  8. Server

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time

    Pros

    Well-organized, tips depend on how hard you work

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  9. Fun Place To Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always something to do, Great people to work with, Very energetic

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about outback


  10. Bartender/ Server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow skills needed for other jobs

    Cons

    I love my job at outback I have no complaints


  11. Amazing experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment if you're lucky enough to have a good manager

    Cons

    Often some rigidity from corporate



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