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30+ days ago

Host/Hostess

Seasons 52 Orlando, FL

Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to provide guests with a fresh dining experience that celebrates living… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Host/Hostess

Seasons 52 Altamonte Springs, FL

Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to provide guests with a fresh dining experience that celebrates living… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Hiring Restaurant Positions - Servers - Cooks - Dishwashers

Olive Garden Winter Park, FL

Olive Garden is a family of local restaurants focused on delighting every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. We are proud to serve… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Hiring All Restaurant Positions - Servers - Cooks - Bartenders

Olive Garden Orlando, FL

) • Servers • Server Assistants/Bussers • Hosts/Hostesses • Bartenders… CareerBuilder


13 days ago

Servers - Waiters - Waitresses - Wait Staff

Bahama Breeze Alafaya, FL

Bahama Breeze is part of Darden Restaurants' Specialty Restaurant Group. Darden Restaurants is one of the nation's most respected dining companies… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Host

Olive Garden Winter Park, FL

Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver on our purpose of Hospitaliano! Our passion for 100% guest… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Host

Olive Garden Orlando, FL

Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver on our purpose of Hospitaliano! Our passion for 100% guest… Glassdoor


19 days ago

Hiring Restaurant Positions - Host Staff - Line Cooks

LongHorn Steakhouse Oakland, FL

! Server Assistants/Hosts/Hostesses Line Cooks (Apply now by selecting… CareerBuilder


13 days ago

Hiring Restaurant Positions - Servers - Host Staff

Bahama Breeze Bay Lake, Marion, FL

welcoming smile. Now Hiring in Orlando (Lake Bryan) Servers Hosts CareerBuilder


28 days ago

Servers - Waiters - Waitresses - Wait Staff

Bahama Breeze Altamonte Springs, FL

Bahama Breeze is part of Darden Restaurants' Specialty Restaurant Group. Darden Restaurants is one of the nation's most respected dining companies… CareerBuilder


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    Decent Place to Work, Highly Political, Experiencing Massive Changes - Outlook is Uncertain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are enthusiastic about the future. Darden offers a world class atmosphere and promotes the strengths of their employees. Darden offers a diverse employee base and encourages growth within my department. We work on some of the most iconic global brands, utilizing cutting edge technology to reach and interact with our customers this makes each day worthwhile.

    I would recommend working here, however be ready to enter an environment that is undergoing massive changes and the future is uncertain.

    Cons

    Massive changes including the red Lobster spin off, multiple rounds of layoffs and team downsizing / restructurings. The climate is highly political and not many really know where the company is heading.

     People are running around stabbing each other in the back, stealing ideas, selling them to senior leaders as their own. Information harboring is occurring at all levels. Uncertainty is bringing out the worst in people, as we all fight to show our worth.

    Wages are stagnant, even for top performers - the blanket response is "business is bad", although you will witness mind blowing promotions even as people are continued to be laid-off and departments downsized.

    Certain departments are heavily staffed in non-essential areas, and other areas are starved for resources.

    No room for growth; within my group we haven't hired a FTE in over a year. Career trajectory and stability seem to be top of mind for many both within and outside of my department. The company’s reliance on offshore labor causes competing voices between Darden employees and out-sourced teams working on projects.

    Darden needs to re-evaluate their talent acquisition plan, and evaluate how they compensate existing qualified employees. Many are growing frustrated with senseless promotions in departments that continue to be downsized, it appears senior leadership is struggling to identify groups within the company that are critical to the new Darden and the talent associated with driving change.

    401k plan is one of the worst 401k plans of the fortune 500 companies.

    Healthcare costs are very expensive and the benefits are not as strong as other companies of similar size

    Company perks such as tuition reimbursement is very low. Vacation time offered is standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees concerns, compensate your employees fairly and be sure to be as transparent as possible. Using "business is bad" to justify stagnant wages is insulting, especially as promotions are being handed out, as layoffs occur. Watching wave of layoff after another, employee retention will be a key success factor, especially as surrounding companies begin to poach employees who desire stronger compensation and a more stable work environment.

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