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It is an ok place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

Bonus plan
Friendly coworkers
Nice campus
Nice cubicle

Cons

The internal politics is horrible.
Old technologies.
lack of opportunity to advance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Managers work to much for to little

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    benefits are okay is you actually have time to use them

    Cons

    Hours are ridiculous. An opening shift is 7am to DBD (Dinner business decline) which means you are opening up the restaurant early in the morning and not leaving till 9pm at night!!! You have no time for a break. I am lucky if I have time to scarf down a bowl of soup at any point of the day. A closing shift is 12pm to 1am and when you get hired they say you will only work 50 hours a week...Yeah right!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other restaurants are getting the hint and actually working managers less. Darden needs to jump on board and actually value quality of life. I used to love Darden now they are just trying to work their managers to death just to save a dime in labor cost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could use better management and actually take time to overview potential employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Hostess in Victoria, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some friendly co workers

    Cons

    Unorganized, smells nasty, fly problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a double look at your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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