Darden Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Compnay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Palm Harbor, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Team work and work enviroment

    Cons

    not alot of room for adancement

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Davenport, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Davenport, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    The directors are fantastic. The benefits are good. Pay is up to the industry average

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, not really a place to work if you enjoy making your own decisions


  3. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Daytona Beach, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good atmosphere - some helpful managers - helpful employees

    Cons

    Nothing bad about Darden as a whole just personal thoughts on employees/managers

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Darden

    Current Employee - Server, Bartender in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Server, Bartender in Victorville, CA

    I have been working at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, open. They offer benefits and even help with school.

    Cons

    Never had any serious problems with the company or anyone related to the company


  6. Corporate trainer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out with such a large corporation.


  7. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent hours, decent salary, great management training, open to all input, suggestions and the like.

    Cons

    "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude


  8. Manager

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture Great training program Usually easy to have district manager support

    Cons

    Long hours Not too much room to grow


  9. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice management, discount food, high pace. Management would sit down and talk with you if there was something bothering you and do what they could to help. Company is very employee centric.

    Cons

    Very fast pace or a crawl there is no in between. Management will help at work as much as possible but is not very lenient when it comes to work and school.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with students. Maybe try not to be "friends" with your employees. You are their boss for a reason.


  10. Darden employment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Prep in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Food Prep in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Darden is a big corporation and with an employee discount you can be rewarded by eating at different restaurants and getting good food.

    Cons

    Red Lobster is no longer part of Darden. :(


  11. Helpful (1)

    Waitress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Darden part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Having money every night in your pocket. Generally can state when you want to work which shifts. Flexible hours. Good training before starting work.

    Cons

    Hated the uniforms. Management very gossipy and showed alot of favoritism to certain employees. Not guaranteed pay because of tips.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the favoritism, update uniforms, and treat employees with respect by not gossiping. Correct people without being rude or belittling.



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