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Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis Jr.
Clarence Otis Jr.
358 Ratings
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    The Company as a whole is great

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    Former Employee - Server and Certified Trainer in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Server and Certified Trainer in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Darden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great training with awesome standard for the company. great culture and awesome people you meet to work with. if you are lucky enough to have great managers it makes you want to always be there. easy job

    Cons

    dealing with people who act like its rocket science, its not life or death, we aren't changing the world. sometimes management can be contradictory and you will hate every second being there. if you are not a favorite, you will never move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drug test your managers at random and make sure they are not having special relationships with their subordinates

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Darden Interviews

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014

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    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Darden.

    Interview Details

    Typical hurry up and wait process 50 phone calls and emails back and forth, set up drug testing for you as far away from your location as could possible be.

    Interview Questions
    • what would you do? answer it then have the interviewer add to the scenario answer that them throw something else into it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations gave me more that I asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Darden Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.darden.com
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (DRI)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

This company has cornered not one but two dining markets: seafood and "Hospitaliano." Darden Restaurants is the #1 casual-dining operator (in terms of revenue), with about 1,825 restaurants in the US and Canada. Its flagship chains include seafood-segment leader Red Lobster and top Italian-themed concept Olive Garden. Both chains cater to families by offering mid-priced menu items, themed interiors, and primarily suburban locations. Darden also operates the LongHorn Steakhouse chain, with about 330 outlets. Other dining concepts include The Capital Grille (upscale... More

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