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Excellent training, if hard work scares you move on

Restaurant Manager (Former Employee)

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

ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementThere 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Darden


    Pros: They have history, they know what they're doing. They really know what it… Cons: Because they are a corporate restaurant chain, there is a method and specific way to do EVERYTHING. In my opinion though, that… Advice to Senior Management: Pay the kitchen staff more. They work really hard back… More
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
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    They treat front of house staff better than most restaurants.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Darden part-time for more than a year


    Pros: Although much of it depends on each stores management, Darden restaurants are… Cons: Since customer satisfaction is number one, sometimes they over staff their shifts so no one can make… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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