Darden

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Profitable But Tiring

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Former Employee - Server in Bangor, ME
Former Employee - Server in Bangor, ME

I worked at Darden full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

If you are good at your job you can make a lot of money here.

Cons

POOR MANAGEMENT.

The management is very poor in this company. They make new rules daily, and the rules that they make greatly burden their servers. They also have a poor hiring and screening process. They hire some of the laziest people imaginable and then create a service partner rule, which means you have to pick up the slack for all the people who don't work hard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more in tune with your employees needs-they will be happier-and you will be able to start making a profit again.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 (less than an 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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    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 (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
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