Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
509 Reviews
3.5
509 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nothing but positivity!

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    Current Employee - Server, Certified Trainer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Server, Certified Trainer in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    I love working for outback steakhouse because of what it stands for! I have made many professional relationships through out the years and have made life long friends while working for this company!

    Cons

    The other servers will never want to work a shift if they are not scheduled!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love them all!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    One of the best chains to work for.

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    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay in tips if you are competent at what you do. Short hours and work for the amount of money you make as a server.

    Cons

    Can have a lot of a favoritism. Young people oriented so there can be drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance those who work hard. Not just who you like the most

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work as a waiter

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    Current Employee - Takeaway Server in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Takeaway Server in Warner Robins, GA

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

    Pros

    Higher menu prices attract better clientele

    Cons

    Crazy hours, but that is good for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Great staff, great money, fast pace

    Cons

    Just like any serving job it gets repitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place to work at!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Schedules are very flexible, no issues if you need a day off. Great benefits one that I was a fan of was getting my Verizon service at a discounted price for working at outback. People are extremely nice and management is great.

    Cons

    From what I recall I don't remember many cons in our restaurant it was pointless to be overstaffed in the am hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice working environment, Great people , great food

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Working at Outback helps you develop your people skills and multi-tasking skills. Tips are usually good as customers appreciate a nice , pleasant dinning experience

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now!

  8.  

    Difficult to leave...

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    Former Employee - Bartender, Key Manager in Poway, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender, Key Manager in Poway, CA

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Manage your schedule around school, 2nd job, family and social life. Fun atmosphere, friendly people, low stress.

    Cons

    When you are new, you are required to work most holidays. Someone has to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has always been great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Great management, wouldn't change a thing. Had a great time with this company a would go back if I needed to in a heart beat

    Cons

    Food service industry. Customers kind of suck but that is to be expected in this type of job anyways. Love it though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good money, fun atmosphere!

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once you move up, you can make really good money. Outback can be a really fun place to work because of the social aspect. I have made some amazing friends here.

    Cons

    Sometimes customers treat you like crap, but usually the management is on your side making it not so bad. You will inevitably leave work smelling like a Bloomin Onion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees who work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to learn how to wait tables.

    Former Employee - Server in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Server in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Our franchisee and manager was the best part of the job. He made it very easy for students to come and go as their class schedules could vary. Great training programs.

    Cons

    Not much money, people were generally pretty skimpy tipping. Time-off requests were not guaranteed and new employees or part-timers were usually stuck with the undesirable shifts. Closers were often stuck with undone sidework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new system to monitor sidework so people don't mind closing as much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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