Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
535 Reviews
3.5
535 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.  

    Overall decent but not extraordinary

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    Current Employee - Server in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Wesley Chapel, FL

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

    Pros

    Busy place so server money is good
    Great location
    Flexible schedule
    Great co workers that are willing to help out when you need it

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in management
    There is no set system for basic operation
    There is always some new "rule" being put in place and you are expendable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Grear envuronment

    Current Employee - Busser in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Busser in Okemos, MI

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

    Pros

    Family environment. Every one gets along good management and team work. Decent pay for a.starting job and flexible hours

    Cons

    Cleaning nasty stuff and when youre a busser you get stuck doing work no one else wants to do

  3.  

    Prep, washing dishes and setting up the line for lunch. I kept a clean and safe work area.

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Laborer in Farmington, NM

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

    Pros

    The people there are wonderful and caring.

    Cons

    Finishing my work in a certain amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great work and don't change anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Has its Ups & Downs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    -Team Effort
    -Understanding Management
    -Fast pace work

    Cons

    -Promotions
    -Management can be unfair
    -Benefits
    -Not many shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OB Sever, Bartender and Key

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Always have cash after shifts, great hours for college students

    Cons

    never know when shifts will really end

  7.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Host in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Host in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Great employees
    Evening hours are good for people that aren't morning people, also good for people that work in the morning.

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great due to the fact business is slow very often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too Tight Knit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, MD

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    The proprietor was awesome as was the management for the most part. I worked at a location in a college town. They were very accommodating to my school schedule even though I had a position that wasn't a lenient towards taking time off. (I wasn't a server) The atmosphere was fun. We joked around a lot and that made it easier to get through the hectic and crazy nights in the restaurant biz.

    Cons

    Even though it was a college town, surprisingly turnover was very low. The people that had worked there the longest (non management) pretty much dictated everything. Favoritism was played heavily especially if you were a friend of the manager. My location had extremely lazy workers who on the flip side acted like they were entitled to the best shifts, most tips ect. for the least amount of effort. (you know who you are) If you didn't fit into the tight knit family atmosphere the other employees were quick to outcast you making it hard to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of dead weight. If they aren't worth a damn, they don't need to be there. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

  9.  

    Its okay

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    People,money,food, location, and hours. I love most of the people I work with

    Cons

    Money for management and taxes on bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    25% tax on bonus

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good money but you will have to look over the management...

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    Current Employee - Server in Christiansburg, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Christiansburg, VA

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

    Pros

    The discount is nice and the food is great. As long as you work hard, you will be rewarded with shifts and a decent section. Decent money for the hours worked.

    Cons

    The store manager has barely any experience in the front of the house. Only focuses on tasks in the back of house and barks at people who are trying to do other things that are vital to taking care of the customers. It is obvious that he has no idea what he's doing and is in his position because he was in the right place at the right time.

    The customers are nice but the "regulars" get drunk and stand around the bar, making you feel very uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A manager should not be overly flustered as soon as busyness strikes. If they are busy and you try asking them a question, they scoff at you and make you wait. Also, as a manger, you should not be fraternizing with your employees outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun but stressful

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    Former Employee - Server in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Server in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    Laid back environment and decent cash

    Cons

    Bad tippers and stressful alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more incentives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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