Darden
3.4 of 5 596 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

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Profitable But Tiring

Server (Former Employee)
Bangor, ME

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Olive Garden

Prep Cook (Former Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Don"t play favorites, listen to your employess Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great Place To Work

Server (Current Employee)
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… Cons: As a server, the job can be extremely challanging at times when busy. Being busy… Advice to Senior Management: None. Advice to customers: TIP MORE! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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