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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
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great people, tough times.

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people! Everyone from general manager to dish washer was extraordinarily nice to work with. For years, this company had it right and that added to their success: Treat people like family.

    Cons

    The company has implemented some serious cost saving measures over the past two years that are having a huge effect on employee morale and satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reflect on the company's history and principles before caving into Wall Street pressures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Olive Garden employment

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    Former Employee - Line Cook  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Managers are willing to work with you. Lot of help. Good pay.

    Cons

    Some weeks have good amount of hours, to the next week having few hours. Huge employee overturn. Normally crowed kitchen, not much room for employees working on line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire to many employees and then not have anywhere to put them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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