OSI Restaurant Partners
2.9 of 5 39 reviews
www.osirestaurantpartners.com Tampa, FL 5000+ Employees

OSI Restaurant Partners Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014

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OSI Restaurant Partners President, CEO, and Director Elizabeth A. (Liz) Smith

Elizabeth A. (Liz) Smith

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Dead End Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsGreat co-workers
    Food discount or comp card

    ConsVery unorganize overall
    No HR department
    No job training
    Lack communication
    Manangement don't know what they are doing

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun but lots of frustrations

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe company culture is fun as there is a large focus on employees. There are often events in the entire office for all departments such as office olympics

    Consunfortunately t there's a lot of frustration with partners and various departments. Accountants often feel like secretaries with accounting degrees

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the accountants less stores and let them focus more on financial analysis then on completing a number of stores

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    No Rules, Just Wrong!!

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe pay is decent and you get a comp card which is very nice. You are eligible for 3 weeks of Paid-Time-Off which is also nice.

    ConsThis company is soooooooooo unprofessional it is hard to know where to begin. Given its size you would think it would be structured like a blue chip company, but it is a joke. The organization is the most political I have ever worked in and is full of cliques. There is no professional leadership and the credentials of the leadership are more fitting of a fraternity or sorority president than a corporate executive. If you are the fortune 100 or 500 type and want to work with a reputable company I would not work at OSI as you will not progress with the industry. Also, OSI has no HR so there is very little support of its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your business more seriously and get rid of the good old boy network. Quit acting like this large company is some sort of fraternity or sorority--it is ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pays well but there are costs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    West Hartford, CT

    Pros-Big checks equal big tips
    -Getting time off is easy
    -Great discounts
    -New building (new heating/cooling)
    -Looks great on resumes
    -Job is pretty clean

    There's alot of pros that make the job seem enticing. The problem lies in the cons. They're few, but they're big ones.

    Cons-The staff is used to complaining. They do it regularly to the point of insanity.
    -The "deals" make it great for the customers but encourage a cheaper clientele to dine and tip less.
    -The operating partner (franchise owner) sets unrealistic goals, insults his employees when stressed, and completely lacks managerial ability even though he is there regularly.
    -Management is pushy and micromanages to the point of frustration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees more. They know how to do their jobs.

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    Outback Steakhouse

    Server (Former Employee)
    Bayside, NY

    ProsThe only good thing about working there was the coworkers. And you would earn about 650 a week which is comparable to my carear job now.

    ConsWaiting on tables just sucks,management is overworked and underpaid and they let you know it. It was very hard to call out sick.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a chill pill, you signed up for this to be your carear not us. Stuff is gonna go wrong in that industry probably everyday-learn to deal with it better.

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    Overall work experience at Outback Steakhouse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOutback Steakhouse is national company so it is easy to transfer locations within the company. There are many national marketing campaigns and programs initiated by corporate and there is a lot of support from corporate. Almost everyone I know in management started bussing tables or waiting tables so there is definitely promotion from within.

    ConsIf you are working as part of the waitstaff you are assigned 2-3 table sections which does not allow you to make as much money as you would at other restaurants. Although, if you are strong you can pick up other tables during your shift. As with any restaurant, things can be unorganized due to the nature of the flow of the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutback corp does look for employees who shine and will advance those who do. Managers often started as bussers or waitstaff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not have career path structure

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsGood work life balance
    Friendly people

    ConsLack of career structure
    Not interested in professional training assistance
    Do not reward those that go out and get more education/professional training

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize those that have gone out to get more education. Create a clear career path for employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If it's the casual dining segment you want, then OSI is the company to work for

    Managing Partner (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the best concepts in the business, best name recognition. They treat employees with respect and are great in community awareness.

    ConsThe hours are not so much long, but they are so inconsistent you never feel rested. Base pay is a joke, you have to have a great location with good sales to make any money via bonus. No match on 401k.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the 401k, get better health insurance, and get some reviews of your JVP's from your MP's. You may not always know what is going on!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice people, Clean Enviornment

    Server (Former Employee)
    Pittsburg, CA

    ProsNow open for lunch and dinner. Flexable schedule and part-time work is ok. Good for students, 2nd job and parents.

    ConsLike all server jobs, it is hard physical labor with minimal breaks and it is not encouraged to eat on your break.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYearly parties are nice, continue having them. Maybe you can give other awards away, like letting the server pick their section for a night.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is an alright place to work

    Accounts Receivable/headwait (Current Employee)

    ProsAdvancement is fairly easy through hard work and dedication. Sometimes you are offered positions without even thinking about applying. It is a relaxed environment.

    ConsMost of the employees can be quite lazy. That is the reason that a chance for advancement is so easy to come by. This may be a downfall because people that do only mediocre work can be promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to make changes get the feedback from employees before you go ahead and implement them. You are the only ones left looking badly when you try something, you get the negative feedback, and then change it back. It would save a lot of time, effort, and money to find the solutions first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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