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Darden Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis Jr.
Clarence Otis Jr.
366 Ratings

    Great company going through a difficult leadership transition during a difficult time in its industry (casual dining).

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than 5 years)


    They hire great people, benefits are good, work life balance is competitive.


    Time of change for this company, which can lead to opportunities for some but not everyone likes going through significant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better people and strategic decisions, and communicate to employees more consistently.

    Positive Outlook
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Darden Interviews

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    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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