Outback Steakhouse Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse.

    Interview

    Went in-person asked for application from the front host. Came back a couple days later and was interviewed by a manager on the spot. Should go before the place gets busy. Managers will give you more attention that way.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked couple generic questions about previous employers, schedules, school, etc   1 Answer
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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Rochester, NY).

    Interview

    Asked about my work experience, why I wanted to work there, how I think I could be an asset, gave me scenarios to see how I would handle situations, talked about the company's values and goals

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you be good in a restaurant setting?   1 Answer
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rome, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Rome, GA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Short but thorough and efficient. Interviewed as a server, but due to my limited experience started as a hostess, as was reasonable. Interviewer very nice and understanding. I believe that Outback employs very intelligent and kind people. Management is superb and knowledgeable. Very proud to be a part of the team!

    Interview Questions

    • What is a bad dining experience that you've had and what would you have done differently?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Miami, FL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Conducted during an Outback job fair. While there were a lot of people there and the wait to interview was long, the interview itself was short. I primarily answered questions about why I wanted the job (I had never served before), why I should be hired, etc. Easy and got the job.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Rochester, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. I was called the next day to set up an interview. Went in and was asked 'form' questions. Sandy didn't really seem interested while interviewing me. Stated the interview process was three interviews with the final interview with the owner and for me to call back later that evening to check my status. Called back but she stated they chose someone else. Hiring one person, I doubt it. I asked why not me and she stated I didn't have the computer experience. She never asked about it during the interview. I have several years restaurant and customer service experience and work full time during the day with extensive computer experience, much more than clicking buttons on a POS system. Especially now that the systems are on the tables for the patrons. Bottom line, I wasn't hired because of my age.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Burlington, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The manger interviewed me for only 5 minutes and told me to go home and take a survey and that when I was finished they would call her and call me back for another interview. It has been at least two weeks and I have yet to receive another phone call.

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Royersford, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Royersford, PA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview which led to 2 in person interviews. Overall it was not very professional, the manager who had scheduled my interview called out sick and never followed up with me and an assistant manager had to do the interview which i could tell she does not do it very often. It took about 45 minutes for them to interview me the first time. The follow up interview was scheduled for the following week with the original manager and took about 30 minutes to see me. The interview was awkward as i had to re-introduce myself to her and basically reexplain the phone screen and the 1st interview to her. She seemed disinterested the whole time and only interested if i was going to make a career out of it.She said to think about taking the job that night and she would call the next day and if she didn't call me i was to call her the following day, which i did and she did not answer the phone which seemed very unprofessional. Overall this store did not seem like they cared enough to hire someone, I'm sure its very different between stores and i would recommend this restaurant to others. They responded quickly to me submitting to the job which was very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • How do i see myself in a team working environment, what would my former boss say about me.   Answer Question
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    Dishwasher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Went long and thorough People and managers friendly and willing to meet new candidates Respectful service got offered a meal at interview good team environment from front of house and back Told it was fast paced

    Interview Questions

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    Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse.

    Interview

    Applied online, called in for an interview, set up a second interview, offered the job. The entire hiring process was incredibly fast and streamlined. After being hired, there were training shifts and an orientation that were required. While this section took about 3 weeks to complete, it was fairly straightforward. Overall, the experience was okay. The managers and staff were polite and friendly during the interview/ hiring process.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied at the restaurant and go a call for an interview one day later. The entire process was really easy and there's nothing to be afraid of. The people that work in Outback are really good, they make you feel comfortable and easy talking.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questons like: Why should I hire you, What do you know about Outback, Are you avaiable to work holidays and weekends?   Answer Question
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