Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • It use to be night hours only and could work 4-6 and make good money (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule most of the time, decent pay for those willing to work hard (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, sometimes more work than you get paid for, customers can be challenging (in 25 reviews)

  • Can be rough shifts and late nights, but still a great starting job1 (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Server/Bartender

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Roseville, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Outback Steakhouse served quality food which is important, because when you set a dish in front of a customer and they are disappointed, that will be taken out on the server. My guests were almost always satisfied with the food. Management listened to employees and the atmosphere was fun with a focus on customer service.

    Cons

    As with most corporate restaurants, you are expected to reach certain sales goals and push the food items that you are told to push. Suggestively selling/upselling was a requirement.

  2. Fun atmosphere. Like working for a company that cares for its employees and customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

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

    Pros

    They would rather do things the right way then try and make a quick buck.

    Cons

    Not aware of some of the advancement opportunities. Hard to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know of the other opportunities they can do at outback.

    Food tech for example.

  3. A fun family place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome food and fun people

    Cons

    Low dollar plates and small drink menu

    Advice to Management

    More professionalism in the environment

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  5. Bartender and server

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Louisville, CO

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Quality training and good food with management that was caring and knowledgeable. Great locations and steady, consistent business provide a solid and dependable income.

    Cons

    Corporate policies that were out of touch with day-to-day reality. Trading the former fresh, house-made ingredients for more frozen, processed choices.

  6. A very fast paced and fun atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merritt Island, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merritt Island, FL

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good $$$$ and half price food

    Cons

    Slack of other employees and work all nights

    Advice to Management

    Don't have a potty mouth it's very unprofessional !!

  7. Overall great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Wichita, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Potential for growth and you get to take home cash that night. We have a good regular crowd and the business is always pretty steady.

    Cons

    Sucky hours because its a restaurant gig and sometimes people are unnecessarily rude

    Advice to Management

    Make LTO's something that your restaurant can handle. Unlimited shrimp sucks to serve or bartend with. Same with LTO drinks. Other than that its great. Depending on which one you work at of course.

  8. Steady customer base so even if the tips are low, the table turns will still generate a good amount

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Waiter in Reading, PA

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a restaurant job, so you are constantly moving and meeting new people. The servers are typically great people, too!

    Cons

    It's every night and weekend if you want to make money. That can be hard with a family.

    Advice to Management

    Proprietors need to realize that although the wait staffs understands they have a big stake in the company, they need to value the employees to make a profit.

  9. Good job for college students or people who want part-time work

    Current Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA

    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

    Make a nice amount of money in just a few hours, fast paced, fun

    Cons

    as with any job related to the general public, you get some difficult people to serve sometimes

    Advice to Management

    get rid of unlimited shrimp

  10. Server

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    Former Employee - Seever in North Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Seever in North Laurel, MD

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can make good money with some pretty fun people

    Cons

    The Managers sometimes have their days where you want to walk out

  11. I love my position because everyone is so helpful and we have constant business.

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    Current Employee - Server in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Chesapeake, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great managerial staff, lots of business, great tips, great teamwork, the food is also great. Lots of upsell items for entrees.

    Cons

    Very short shifts (4-6 hours), frequent recooks on certain steaks, sometimes the back of the house is really clustered and tough to maneuver through

    Advice to Management

    I love my managerial staff because firstly they hired me with little serving experience. They are very helpful and thoughtful and my advice would be for them to continue being so excellent.

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