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Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis Jr.
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    Former Employee - Server  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Darden part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its pretty good working for them just because you never have to stay there for a ridiculous amount of time. Most shifts are between 4 and 5 hours.

    Cons

    You don't make very good tips because you can only take 3 tables at a time.

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    Management was great and was pretty good about working with my schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
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Darden Interviews

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Darden.

    Interview Details

    I met great and friendly people and everyone seemed happy to be here. The team of people were very professional and made me feel welcome. The culture of the panel of interviewers across the enterprise was very diverse and helped me make my decision to be part of the Darden family. So many amazing leaders but what stuck out to me was the amount of women in leadership positions. It was encouraging and promising for a future here at Darden. I am blessed and grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of such great teams and build long lasting friendships.

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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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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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