Darden

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Excellent training, if hard work scares you move on

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Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager

I worked at Darden full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great training, wonderful culture. Solid restaurant concept, industry leading procedures. Notoriety as one the 100 top companies to work, Fortune 400 company.

Cons

They are streamlining the Ops side of things with technology and overwritten procedure to the point that human talent and input has been removed from the equation. They are building themselves to a future of mediocre staff members in the name of reducing labor costs . From the DO's down to the Hosts at the front door, Longhorn Steakhouse specifically is heading down a path of encouraging a culture built on the bare minimum. Those with a desire for a personal best, seek elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There was a reason Longhorn Steakhouse was a successful unique brand when Darden chose to purchase it, for those at an Ops level, it is clear as glass that you are breaking down the fundamentals of what made it so great. Go back to the basics!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1.  

    Great company to work for, definitely care about employees. Especially olive garden, professional environment too!

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, pleasant managers, friendly employees, good locations, always busy

    Cons

    Tips vary obviously, depends on location, only 25% off on food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doin what you're doing

  2.  

    since ive worked for darden ive had nothing but great experiences and excellent experience in all areas of the workplace

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

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

    Pros

    friendly comforting warm great food great service

    Cons

    leaky roof. poor wheel chair acces

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more experienced people

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