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Olive Garden

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Former Employee - Prep Cook  in  Joplin, MO
Former Employee - Prep Cook in Joplin, MO

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

Pros

good benefits, decent pay, good with diversity

Cons

manager plays favorites, advancement is hard as a female, manager doesnt fcare about employees complaints

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don"t play favorites, listen to your employess

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great Company to Work For

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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
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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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