Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
468 Reviews
3.5
468 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It use to be night hours only and could work 4-6 and make good money (in 31 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule most of the time, decent pay for those willing to work hard (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Low starting salaries, long hours with no breaks (in 23 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company overall.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    The working environment is great. Managers are almost always open minded.

    Cons

    Since the company went public, there have been certain specials that stress the stores and their employees but benefit the stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to put out coupons all the time, keep your stores updated with them. And back your managers up when they follow the rules for the coupons (i.e. One coupon per table).

  2.  

    Once was something special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Multiple in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    We were a family once

    Cons

    The culture has diminished indefinitely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back employee appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hostess

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

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

    Pros

    Good tips, fun co-workers, easy job, 50% discount on food, pretty good and positive work environment if you are doing all the things you're suppost to be doing and doing them right

    Cons

    Rude proprietor, no dying your hair any color other then black, brown, and blonde. Only one earring per ear, no facial piercing, no nails, your uniform has to be exactly like everyone else, no personal things added to it. Hair must be tied even if its short, really hard to move up to be a server.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the feelings and thoughts of your workers not only your customers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An easy way to make fast money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Curbside Takeaway in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Curbside Takeaway in Louisville, CO

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great manager, friendly co-workers, easy shifts.

    Cons

    Friendly-but unmotivated coworkers. Customers can be annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do awesome, no advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to learn customer service techniques and build people skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Wait in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Head Wait in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The food is great and you get a 50% discount (can't beat a filet for $10). Outback has a fun atmosphere and the "regulars" are nice to get to know.

    Cons

    Both busy and slow nights can be a challenge. The slow nights are tough because you get bored and may not make enough money. While the busy nights can be rough getting food out and keeping side work stations filled but I'm sure this is the case with any restaurant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives for employees will motivate them to work harder. Stop with all the gimmicky food and go back to basics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cook

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    The hours can be very long in holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your managers care.

  8.  

    Bartender

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Good Money, great proprietor to work for. No insurance or paid time off. Great for college students. fun.

    Cons

    Closing could keep you there late at night, and you definitely smell like food when you leave.

  9.  

    It was exceptional until we got a new, stuck up manager that didn't want to help the employees succeed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Good tips, good discount on food

    Cons

    slow nights from time to time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees concerns

  10.  

    Good job for college student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, promotional opportunity, friendly staff/management

    Cons

    schedules are very uncertain, requested time off isn't always granted, supplies are typically stocked to the bare minimum, cheap clientele basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time training new hires so that tasks are completely correctly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great experience for an hourly employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Discounted food, people, and environment.

    Cons

    Long hours if not a server, they are extending work loads, while being discriminatory in promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with your decisions, lots of moving parts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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