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    Current Employee - Food Server in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Food Server in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Darden

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    Pros

    I really enjoyed my employment at Olive Garden. I made decent money and the management team was very supportive of my schooling and other job opportunities.

    Cons

    I felt like I was not fully utilized when the maximum number of tables a server is allowed to wait on is limited to three. I completely understand why the corporation does this based on the employee turn over ratio and doing this allows the management to have a larger pool of employees to hire from.

    Advice to Management

    I would allow the stronger servers to hold more tables and reserve certain stations for those stronger servers.

Darden Interviews

Updated Mar 26, 2015

Interview Experience

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    Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep Interview

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    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Darden (Brown Deer, WI).

    Interview

    Filled out online. Manager called to schedule interview. Interview by two Managers. First one was mean 2nd one nice. Didn't get the job cause they don't like you to work with relatives. Say you don't know anyone there!

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.darden.com
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1968
Type Company - Public (DRI)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House. Through subsidiaries, we own and operate more than 1,500 restaurants, employ more than 150,000 people and serve more than 320 million meals a year.

Mission: To Nourish and Delight Everyone We Serve

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