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Outback Steakhouse Food Server Interview Questions

Updated Oct 1, 2017
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Food Server Interview

Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Goleta, CA).

Interview

Turn in application. Get a call. it is a serving job. They will just tell you to about the company. it was pleasant. there is nothing more to say. it was easy, don't be dumb. is this enough?

Interview Questions

  • They just go over the basics to make sue you aren't too dumb.   Answer Question

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Little Rock, AR) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a phone call to come in for interview. Manager mostly spoke about the position and why I wanted the job. Super easy process, but I also had a friend that worked there that helped me get the interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Overland Park, KS) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I met the owner at the resturant through a other server I had previously worked with. We had a short interview and he set me up an interview with one of the managers. When I met up with her about 4 days later she had the standard questions. Name my pros and cons. Name a bad experience with a guest and how did i handel it ect....... Then I was hired and put on a 4 day training schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you like working in a resturant? Name pros and cons. Why did I leave last resturant ? How do you feel you would be an asset to this company ?   Answer Question
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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse in January 2014.

    Interview

    Everything you'd expect to make sure you were a qualified worker were present. My interviewer originally wanted me to start as a host, then go to takeaway, then to serving. However, I was able to talk my way into serving right away because I saw something that the interviewer did not bring with them; their guard. Any person can walk off on the street and wow someone, but they took a risk which I would advise against. I have done a great job so far, and the interviewer doesn't regret it. However, what if that didnt happen?

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was why I would be good at working there; I had never worked in a restaurant like this before so I had to think of it during the interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my starting position.


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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Long Beach, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty average for a restaurant interview, but I couldn't stop focusing on the manager's extra long pinky nails...holy drug habit. He was nice, and I ended up accepting the job, but a manager should be more professional, and less obvious with his imbibing.

    Interview Questions


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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waikïkï, HI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Waikïkï, HI) in November 2012.

    Interview

    It was pleasant and quick. I was a transfer from another location so it was just a matter of checking who I was. I had previously worked with the hiring manager at my previous store, so he remembered me. I was interviewed by two managers and the proprietor, so I knew I had gotten approved for transfer. It was a good day.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a false claim, associated with my transfer (my old proprietor made derogatory claims so I wouldn't be able to get approved for transfer). Luckily I had already previously worked with the hiring manager before, so he knew the claims were false, and he asked me personally instead of automatically believing the other manager. The false claims were out of my character, and absolutely IN, her character...   1 Answer

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Greensboro, NC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was mostly laid back and I was interviewed by the two proprietors of the restaurant. Then I had to take a menu test which was lengthy and I got the job a day after

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us?
      What is your past experience where you had to multitask?   Answer Question

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Palm Bay, FL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online and brought a copy of my application to my interview. The employer asked some basic interview questions. He then asked me what experience I had to offer. After that he dismissed me. He called me later that evening and offered me the job! It is a good job and an easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase. The employer told me the hours and what I would get paid. There was no room to change and ask for what I wanted. They are strict on their budget.

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse in May 2011.

    Interview

    Interview was given almost immediately after turning in the application. Questions were asked and scored. The tone was pretty casual and conversational. Questions were asked about sales tactics, customer service, talking about how you've gone out of your way to help other people, etc. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell me this pen?   1 Answer

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    Food Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Outback Steakhouse (Hunt Valley, MD) in June 2010.

    Interview

    My interview process was over 3 years ago so forgive me if I can't remember everything in detail. From what I do recollect, there was a personality and general competency test. Both are fairly easy if you do, in fact, have the right temperament for the restaurant industry and the customer relations involved. You'll go through a few interviews both with managers and the proprietor of the restaurant. Dress nicely and present yourself well. You generally will not start out as a server unless you have previous serving experience at another OB location. I was fortunate enough to be hired as a server without such experience but this is not commonplace.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember specific questions but the one piece of advice I will give you is this -- the answer to essentially all questions is "get a manager" -- Outback Steakhouse is incredibly cognizant of their customer relations and will go out of their way to make the customer experience as smooth as possible. The managers present will handle difficult situations.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There are no negotiations. You'll get the bare minimum (for myself in Maryland, it was $3.70 an hour) and make most of your money in tips. For those just starting as a server, you'll be put in the worst sections at first and make about $50-60 in tips average. Once you get your feet wet, you'll be put into better sections and make upwards of $80-100 depending on what night it is.


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