Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
715 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.4
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Outback Steakhouse President Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
232 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

715 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 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


  2. Could be better, Could be way worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Hostess in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

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

    Pros

    You meet great people whether they're customers or co-workers. You gain restaurant experience regardless. They can work with flexible schedules. Easy to move up. 50% discount for employees.

    Cons

    **This review is solely about the policies and rules at my specific location. There could be differences at other locations as well** Being a hostess and making tips sounded great at first, but only making $5.04 an hour kind of sucks. The tips you get depend on how many hours you worked for the day and how much money the restaurant made as a whole, then you get a percentage of what they made. Unlike being a server where you get a chance to earn more money. Being a host, you have to hope it gets busy to get tips. Also, we don't have bussers. Servers are required to clean their tables and then the hosts wipe the tables down with sanitizer. It doesn't sound hard but when there is only 3 hosts working at a time and we all have different jobs and responsibilities, its hard to keep up with the dirty tables.

    Advice to Management

    Hire silverware rollers, hire bussers, and raise the hosts hourly wage. Allow more than one host to work in the morning. Severs should be required to roll some silverware instead of it being solely the hosts responsibility.


  3. Great work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    The people that I work with are amazing. We get 50% off the food.

    Cons

    A lot of older people come to eat here and some of them can be a little sassy.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Amazing experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Bartender/ Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. Key Holder, Trainer, Bartender, Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time

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

    Pros

    Can relocate to anywhere. Promote from within

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and field management terrible. Corporate owned. Corporate should take more advice from the field than from their "focus groups"

    Advice to Management

    Communication and respect are key


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Manager
    Current Employee - Key Manager

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outback has commitments to their customers and their employees to be a safe and fun place to eat drink and be with friends.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. A job is a job and this is a great one.


  9. Customer Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent cash and able to pick up shifts if you need more money.

    Cons

    The tips have gotten slightly worse over the years and people don't realize that servers only make 2.83 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people that employees aren't made to work more days than they had agreed to when hired.


  10. Prep Cook

    Former Employee - Preparation Cook in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Preparation Cook in Ocala, FL

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions and employees.

    Cons

    Didn't offer enough hours to work.


  11. Server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Loved the people, very laid back

    Cons

    Customers were sometimes frustrating, needed more utensils and plates etc.



Showing 715 of 716 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.