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Former Employee - Host  in  Allen Park, MI
Former Employee - Host in Allen Park, MI

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

Pros

It was a good work schedule for a college student and the people were nice!

Cons

The pay was not great.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing a great job!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    It is what it is.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When things are running smoothly, you are set up for success and actually have a very good time while working. The company has some good employee-first programs and I think you could work for a worse company without trying very hard. My experience with management is that they generally will go out of their way to help you when you are swamped at work. Corporate office sends out annual surveys to gauge how employees feel about the company and the individual store though I have not noticed sweeping changes from these surveys. There is also an opportunity to cross train and gain a few more skills in a restaurant setting but these are based on the opinions of management and management always has their favorites.

    Cons

    It's a restaurant, things don't go as planned all the time and sometimes partners or superiors aren't in the greatest of moods.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great experience and opportunities to learn for restaurant careers

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Pooler, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Pooler, GA

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management open to training and gives opportunities for advancement, need only ask
    Flexible scheduling, drop, pick up, work around your life and no need to worry about vacation days
    Requests off almost always obliged
    Great training if wanting to learn more
    Ability to set your own earnings by hours worked
    Corporate structure but organized

    Cons

    Too corporate at times
    Management needs to "have staff's back" even when the "customer is always right"
    At some point, one can only earn so much from tips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a team
    Don't micromanage but don't leave us to the wind either
    Remember positive reinforcement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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