OSI Restaurant Partners

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OSI Restaurant Partners Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
39 Reviews
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OSI Restaurant Partners President, CEO, and Director Elizabeth A. (Liz) Smith
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  1.  

    Was okay until it became so corporate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at OSI Restaurant Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it used to be a lot of fun with various team building events like minigolf tournaments and office olympics. people are friendly

    Cons

    it became very corporate, less focus on employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember "if we take care of our people, the company takes care of itself"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be fun to work here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at OSI Restaurant Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, everyone is willing to pitch in to do what needs to be done. Discount cards for restaurants is a nice perl

    Cons

    New Management needs to understand more about the business. Health Benefits keep getting worse. Salaries are stagnant. Older employees seem to be deprecated over new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to work great enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Implementation in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at OSI Restaurant Partners as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Does not pay for further education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Accountig Services-Tampa Office -Negative work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OSI Restaurant Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours are balanced with lifestyle. Work space is new but smaller desks and storage. Discounts on meals. Employee benefits. Team building outings. Youthful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management needs to improve best practices in the workplace especially with all of the changes that are currently going on. Creating a workplace that is safe, productive and pleasant requires a maximization of good practices and a minimization of bad practices.Saying nasty things about coworkers behind their backs undermines staff morale, creates rivalries between coworkers and generally damages the character of a workplace. Even professional and mature employees often have problems with other people, but they are aware enough to keep their destructive comments to themselves. Constructive criticism is sometimes needed, but should be presented in a constructive way to the person involved, not to someone else as a form of gossip. In addition, accounting services have been outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to take a refresher course in best and worst practices in the workplace. My feelings on outsourcing-It looks bad. Sprint and T-Mobile are prime examples of companies that look bad because of their decision to outsource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The Company is one of the best places to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    The Company really cares about giving their customers a great dining experience with great quality at an affordable price. They also listen to customers comments and makes changes where needed. As for the employees, OSI believes in life balance and allows flexibility to meet your work and family needs. It is really a good company to be a part of.

    Cons

    Promoting people to manager positions that do not have management experience. They should have a program in place to develop managers before they can be promoted. Also, the direct reports should be given a survey or list of questions and their feedback on the performance of the new manager.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's not WHAT you know, but WHO

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    Comp card/Discounted meals
    Free turkey at thanksgiving

    Cons

    At first, seems very laid back. Then the hammer comes down.
    Female employees are allowed to sleep, while Males are scrutinized for even the smallest incident.
    Micro-Managing in full force. And as the headline says, its not what you know, but who. One of the senior level managers told me this before they left. It is every bit 100% true with OSI. When you get in, be sure to "buddy-up" with one the of more popular or senior techs. The popular ones always keep their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct Team Meetings according to Problems, instead of being "nit-picky" and constantly harping on people for non-important matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting, laid back, very informal, and fun.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter Because OSI's Titles Are Far From Correct  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Doesn't Matter Because OSI's Titles Are Far From Correct in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Fun place to work. Great people. Spend money on technology. Trying to improve their operations. Ideas are taken into account (sometimes).

    Cons

    Departments are too siloed. Each department is treated completely different. Lack of communication. Lack of truly caring about what their employees go through to get the job done. At times there are no clue as to what some people do or departments for that matter. Salary is way off base for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication, get rid of the poor performers, change up management a bit, get a feel for what employees actually do in their jobs. Fix the job titles and then adjust the salaries accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    easy job, but not great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, fun place to work (or pretend to), most accountants in other companies and professions work long hours and have busy seasons - you don't have that at OSI, it's more of a laid back customer call center than an accounting department, just ask all the people they just fired!

    Cons

    pretty backwards in a lot of their practices. The old guard (founders) is gone and the new management is kind of a joke. Wow and I heard they laid off a ton of people recently, I am glad I got the heck out of there months ago!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Um, don't waste time laying people off and shipping the jobs overseas, that will backfire and you'll just have to rehire for those positions when you realize that doesn't work all your new fancy MBAs were just useless yes men who took your money and gave you horrible textbook advice! They will be long gone while you're dealing with the fallout! That CEO Liz is a heartless you-know-what(B) who only wants to cut jobs and make her $ bonus grow - she is famous for this reputation, watch out people!!! She does not care about the company, she will make her money and ditch!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead End Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Food discount or comp card

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun but lots of frustrations

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OSI Restaurant Partners

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the accountants less stores and let them focus more on financial analysis then on completing a number of stores

    Approves of CEO

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