Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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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)

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  1. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay short hours. Great co-workers. Lots of tips. Choose your shifts. act cool get paid. great part time work

    Cons

    dumb mangers but they mean well


  2. Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% off all employee food Supervisor is great

    Cons

    I have no cons to tell. Outback is great,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the wonderful work.


  3. Bartender

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    Former Employee - Key/Bartender in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Key/Bartender in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is literally different than any other place you'll work. Money is pretty good, especially if you're a bartender.

    Cons

    Have to work holidays and weekends. Its a part time job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It is a very fun place to work and the food is really good.


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  5. Bartender/Server

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    Former Employee - Bartender/Lead Server in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Bartender/Lead Server in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Friendly staff and managers. all the cooks are nice. Mostly friendly customers from around the area. Pretty laid back environment.

    Cons

    The building is pretty old. the staff is nice but if you're over 23 you'll feel like a grandpa. Limited parking on site. may have to walk from another parking lot

    Advice to Management

    hope you can fix up the old place. other than that, management does a good job with employees and are always aproachable


  6. Server

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    Current Employee - Server/Headwaiter/Certified Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Server/Headwaiter/Certified Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job throughout college. Flexible schedules and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    frequent change of managers leaves team without comfort in leadership.


  7. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Server in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Check tickets were high. Only opened 6 hours a night. Always busy. Good quality food.

    Cons

    They took away all the trips and employee appreciations.


  8. Great flexibility

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Lebanon, TN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work afternoons only, the only Outback steakhouse with a full 24 hour schedule is in Las Vegas.

    Cons

    You cannot work doubles if needed except on Sunday. More employees should have bartending shifts available even if it was once a month.

    Advice to Management

    The Lebanon location was actually quite a sexist operation. The proprietor was female, and only promoted females. This has since ceased as she transferred to Florida.


  9. Hostess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment, hostesses make shares of the tips and you can have a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Late nights.. Sometimes wouldn't get off until 1 am.. But that's with any restaurant.


  10. Server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Quick money, discounted meals for employees

    Cons

    Unorganized, unruly customers, slow during lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized please. Servers are not servants.


  11. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, decent money, and flexible schedule. Great for a college student or younger person. The management is generally younger and friendly, and willing to work with employees on scheduling. The hours are generally shorter than a lot of restaurant jobs because the restaurant isn't open all day every day like a lot of places

    Cons

    The work is only part time, generally. A lot of people make a career out of working here so competition is stiff for the upper service staff positions. There is not a lot of career mobility either. Dealing with corporate is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more feedback to service staff. Provide support when needed. Work to minimize conflicts and make a more cohesive atmosphere between service and kitchen staff, it often felt like they were two worlds circling each other rather than a team.



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