Darden

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Solid company, long hours, good people

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Former Employee - Service Manager in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Service Manager in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

Good people for the most part. Excellent programs to help employees. Generous benefits after the first year to every full time employee, even hourly. Very high standards of food safety and quality.

Cons

Hourly employees are generally unhappy but they have it really good. Some GMs know their stuff, most are not good at their job. Darden goes to great lengths to make the manager jobs idiot-proof but some still can't cut it. Directors are the highest level anyone in operations will meet (after initial training). Training after the MIT program is roughly zero and don't ever think you can get to corporate from operations; won't happen. Good servers make more money than managers and get basically the same benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to your own people for quality candidates before outside applicants.

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Positive Outlook
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    It is hard work for good money.

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    Current Employee - Server in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Darden full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Darden offers a professional workplace. The management takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    It is a pain to get off days that you need off a lot of the times.

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    When you say you keep your promises, keep them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    JOB

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Stillwater, OK
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Stillwater, OK

    I have been working at Darden part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    We get no brakes at all! We are required to work long hours with no food breaks or regular breaks some people really cant take itt. It is really hard for me my legs cramp up all the time, Its not that fun!

    Cons

    Its a good job pays well I just wish we could take brakes! I love the job though it is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees brakes!

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    Neutral Outlook
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