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Former Employee - Busser  in  Greenville, SC
Former Employee - Busser in Greenville, SC

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They are a very well-run company. Every Manager I worked for was very professional and hard-working.

Cons

The three-table maximum at Olive Garden affected income during my time as a server.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice would be to enforce the rule that servers should clear the table as they go. This makes the job of the busser significantly more efficient.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Darden

  1.  

    As a server, the best part of my work was my coworkers and managers!

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Server in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, environment, management, benefits offered for full-time employees, Darden Dimes

    Cons

    at times long hours, problems that come with tipped positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at Darden part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management, good employees whom work together and rely on each other, flexible scheduling, and plenty of hours available

    Cons

    As a server, the job can be extremely challanging at times when busy. Being busy is good but neglecting a guest can backfire on your tip if you get too busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Advice to customers: TIP MORE!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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