Darden Reviews in Hayward, CA

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Pros
  • Flexible schedule and the ability to walk with cash in hand are the best perks of this job (in 51 reviews)

  • flexible hours and availability to trade shifts with other servers (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours that are not equivalent to the compensation package (in 28 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance can suffer for those who are truly committed to advancing their career with Darden (in 12 reviews)

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    A great place to make fast cash.

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    Former Employee - Server in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Darden

    Pros

    A great place to work to make fast cash. Loved being able to go in broke and come home with $100-$150 a night. I loved the fact that server's didn't do sidework.

    Cons

    Working long and late hours, put a lot of strain on my back, and came home smelling like the kitchen.

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    Split shits are the worst thing ever invented; you spend your entire day at work. Please offer more incentives besides Olive Garden gift cards.

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