Darden

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They are a great company to work for.

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Former Employee - To-Go Specialist in McKinney, TX
Former Employee - To-Go Specialist in McKinney, TX

I worked at Darden full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Day 1 insurance, family oriented, keeps your skills sharp by continuing training

Cons

Taxes will eat your check

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If an employee has worked for you for 5 years without any write-ups then the option for rehire should be a given.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Don't Believe the Server Training Pitch

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    Current Employee - Server in Baxter, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Baxter, MN

    I have been working at Darden full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, friendly guests, OK tips, but they could be so much better

    Cons

    Servers are expected to give excellent service to the guests while making their own salads, prepping and cooking their own breadsticks, stocking their side stations and bussing their own tables. Our store never has enough soup in the alley (calls for more soup are ignored), breadsticks made or the salad station prepped, but we are running the soup, salad and bread promo??? Just how am I supposed to give excellent service when I have nothing to bring to the table??? Will I have to wash dishes next? Cook the food to bring to my tables? This fiasco is not what I was told OG is all about. The training was just all talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our Management Team is well aware of this problem and has done nothing to fix it which makes me think it is normal operating procedure. It would be so easy to fix but nothing is done. Unreal. If they were really interested in making a serious profit, they would address these basic issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hostess positions are great for highschoolers looking to make good money and build a resume

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    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Darden part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time flys by if you work the evening shifts. Good pay in San Diego. Easy to request days off. Easy to get shifts covered.

    Cons

    Really boring if you have to be the hostess from 2pm-5pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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