Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
458 Reviews
3.5
458 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.  

    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.

  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Really not bad as far as restaurants go.

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

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

    Pros

    The managers care about guests and about employees. It's a good restaurant to hit if you are looking to work your way up in food service. Even though it's a nicer place than Chili's and the like, they don't seem to mind hiring good workers with no restaurant experience. Managers seem to really like the idea of games on shift ex. sales games for a free dinner or sports tickets, which can make the shifts fun. If you express interest in advancing in the company and are a good worker, entering management is very easy. The computers are always updated with menu changes and ringing in modifications is very easy.

    Cons

    Scheduling flexibility is a joke compared to other restaurants. They are very goal oriented when it comes to sales and it gets old fast. There is an annual unlimited shrimp special and it is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From the point of view of a server, upper management seems to nag the managers regularly. Even though JVPs have worked in stores and know what it's like, they seem to have a lot of distance from the store management (ex. making certain promotions be comp 2ed and then complaining about comp 2s being high).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job to have in college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender, Key Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Bartender, Key Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good money for the hours worked. Always room to grow if you decide to pursue a career in a restaurant.

    Cons

    As in every restaurant late nights can really mess up your overall sleep schedule.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good work for someone just starting out

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

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse part-time

    Pros

    fun people and great discounts on food

    Cons

    lazy coworkers and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make all employees work the same

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place for a first job to gain restaurant experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great management, good people to work with, flexible hours and schedule.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes more work than you get paid for, customers can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management could spend more time getting to know who is working for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was good and bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    When management was good, we all had fun and made good money.

    Cons

    When management was bad, it was miserable to work there

  10.  

    It was a fine job for a high schooler.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outback Steakhouse

    Pros

    good training and food perks. Hosts recieve tips

    Cons

    Sometimes grumpy co-workers. Stressful, disorganized and hectic on busy days. Not much sympathy for illnesses.

  11.  

    Saute Cook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Saute Cook in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Saute Cook in Martinsburg, WV

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, pay rate. friendly co workers

    Cons

    Poor management. Low work hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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