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Red Lobster President Kim Lopdrup
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    Great place if you're a pro at your job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great discount
    -ok benefits, not major medical
    -lots of hours
    -extremely flexible
    -3 out of 4 great managers
    -fun atmosphere

    Cons

    -What I have noticed is if you are not a pro at your job you will not get a majority of the shifts. As a host I get 30+ hours while some get 10 because I can run the host stand by myself, instead of having 2 hosts on. They save labor.
    -stop with the constant talk about labor! We get it.
    -more stringent policies when hiring. I can tell who will make it, and who won't. Why can't management?
    -pay is unleveled. The longest hired host there makes less than a new hire. It's really embarressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new hires minimum wage for their first 30 days then bump them up to what they deserve. Also pay your current hosts more than what you give new hires.

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Red Lobster Interviews

Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Lobster.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call shotly after to set up an interview. First interview was good, the questions were fairly easy. The interview lasted about 30 minutes, he told me he had other interviews and that he would call me and let me know if they were still interested. About a week later I got called in for a secound interview with the gm. The interview was litterly less than 10 minutes and she said she would give me a call within the week and that there was one more person other than me that they were looking at for the job. I got a call a couple days later and I was told that they gave the position to the other person.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here?
      If you were the one hiring what would you look for?
      What is your favorite food here?
      Are you responsible?
      When are you available?
      If you are sitting a costumer at a booth and they want a table what do you do?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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