Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Lansing, IL

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Full benefits, medical, dental, eye, even Pet insurance.. I loved the one I worked at, I didn't like management but I loved my job.


    Only Con is the guest/customers you get your no tippers and your runners and your scum of the earth, but with the money from the good people that would eat there, I made a decent living, I don't let things like bad management ruin things for me, I clock in do my job and go home.

    Advice to Management

    There are ways to earn your employees respect and still be nice at the same time, and running a restaurant doesn't take a rocket scientist to do it, I have my own company I OWN now and I was a server 10 years. So be nice to the people that work for you, and you still can discipline with them knowing you do it only because you care, and want them to do great in life and at what they do

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    Hostess Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied in-person – interviewed at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants.


    it was a standard restaurant interview. Applied in the restaurant using a paper application and then received a call from the general manager about a week later. I met with the general manager and some of the host/togo team. Was offered the position a week later.

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    • asked about how to handle angry guests, time management skills, why want to work here, etc   Answer Question

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Website www.olivegarden.com
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Darden
Founded 1982
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Today, the Olive Garden family of 800+ restaurants is evolving the brand with our customers' favorites in mind. With reinvigorated dishes, a refreshed website, a restructured logo, and remodeling of select restaurants, we aim to make every guest experience feel more like modern Italy. We also believe that life is better together and we know everyone is happiest when we're with family. Whether that's family by relation or by choice; traditional, blended or extended; neighbors, coworkers or teams; friends, groups or just "the gang." We love everyone like family. And, at... More

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