Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 15, 2017
I enjoy working there for long time, the only problem is anytime the headquarters were sending a new store manager, the employees had to undergo changes new manager and the treatment with the employees was not equal. they changed store manager 3 times in less than 4 months.
healthcare, benefits, vacation
No consideration for employees who have work for long time.
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) – Foothill Ranch, CA – October 14, 2018
A typical day at work was fast-paced between helping your tables and running out food for your other coworkers. There were also times where the servers had to help out the take out. Good staff and management. hardest part was keeping up with the demand and most enjoyable was hanging out after work watching sports in the bar.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – October 14, 2018
I worked at Outback for about half a year as a hostess. We were paid like servers because we got tip share. In all, I don’t particularly agree with their payment structure. Servers struggled with tips as it was, so I didn’t really find it fair for them to have to tip out. Overall, management was kind of off. I’m not sure if all of these examples were due to the location of the restaurant or what, but I would definitely recommend working somewhere else if you have a lot of bills to pay. Nonetheless, my coworkers were extremely nice.
Server (Former Employee) – Waynesboro, VA – October 13, 2018
I really wasn't there long enough to give an accurate review of this company. The initial training was complete and the salary was adequate. There isn't much to tell, I was a server, there was little interaction with management and little interaction with the other servers. It was always very busy.
Service Manager (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – October 12, 2018
I love meeting new people every day and learn new things everyday whether its patience or how to make something. Also leaning new things about people that I work with is always nice. The hardest part of the job is when a staff member is no longer happy or involved like they were and fixing that issues without being upset or frustrated.
People I work with.
Hearing customer sad stories being that we are next to hospital
Server, Bartender, Front of House Manager (Current Employee) – Arcadia, CA – October 10, 2018
It used to be a fun place, but has declined greatly in leadership, staff, and overall a good place to work. Many changes from corporate have forced the customer experience to be underwhelming and treat guests like herd.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 9, 2018
Working as a cook at Outback was beneficial at the time I needed a job, but the pay wasn't worth the stress attached to it. Dealing with certain managers that thought they were better than everyone also wasn't worth it.
A stable job.
Don't pay a living wage even for the highest position cook.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – October 8, 2018
its a great part time job, but if you want to do any moving forward expect a pay cut. That is the only thing that held me back. They also have changed a lot of aspects of my job making it harder to preform resulting in less money and more stress. The most enjoyable and hardest part of the job is the customers. Workplace can be very laid back, or very stressful, depends on the day and time.
Discount, Great management team when communicating properly
Waitress (Current Employee) – Denton, TX – October 6, 2018
Though waitressing is stressful, fast paced, and often faced with difficult customers, the new proprietor and management team put hard focus into strengthening their servers' well being, knowing it will translate to customers.
Management is caring of server's personal lives. I started a new relationship branding strategy, and though they couldn't give me a raise, I was recognized at an Outback Rebranding meeting and given a $20 bill from the manager's own wallet as well as hearty recognition.
Servers with new ideas to help the restaurant are quickly promoted. Those unhappy in their positions or had a hard day are usually compensated or repositioned.
Great management, easy hours, teamwork, fun, energetic
It's a restaurant... just like any other restaurant. There are great people to work with. There are terrible people to work with. The management at my particular store was just ok, which made working there ok.